The Michael Leunig cartoons over the last week have definitely captured my mood about returning to work after school holidays, so I’m going to share a few goodies.
The juxtaposition between the self (the things I enjoy, things that give meaning…) and the role (responsibilities, obligations…). Where’s the middle path and how do I get on it?
The inevitable ups and downs of a term.
Dealing with your own (and everyone else’s) emotions. Hopefully we only have to deal with people at irritability stage and not further down the end of the hopscotch.
A comment on the end of last term (and probably every end of term). Got to throw some Growth Mindset and brain plasticity in there right??
Sometimes my brain is just too full and there is too much going on to absorb much else.
And a bit of hope for what could be. It’s not all sarcasm and negativity - just got to focus on the good stuff and the stuff that matters and filter out all the other stuff.
Here’s to a good start to the school year!
Spatial dimensions and nature of a contemporary ecological hazard
- "This wasn't a flood it was a demolition": How can Lismore survive?
- From Gympie to Grafton, see the floods devastation from the air
Characteristics of the natural environment, including the physical processes and cycles influencing the nature and occurrence of the hazard
- Why it could rain for months on Australia's east coast
- When will the east coast deluge end and where, oh where, did it come from?
- The east coast rain and flooding seems endless. Where on Earth is all the water coming from?
Human–environment interactions and evidence of change, including:
The contribution of human activities to hazard events
- Tram vale: the flood stricken development that should have taught Sydney a lesson, but didn't
- Manly Dam has spilled, putting thousands on flooding alert: Here’s what you need to know about Sydney’s dams
Change in relation to climate
- Alan Kohler: Some difficult, expensive decisions will have to be made by whoever wins this election
- The east coast rain seems endless. Where on Earth is all the water coming from?
Challenges, opportunities, and responses, including:
Changes to natural processes, systems and/or environments
- Talyawalka Creek in far west NSW flows for first time in a decade, as floodwaters trickle down
- Northern NSW vets work to save hundreds of starving, suffering animals amid flood crisis
Impacts on people and communities
- Like many disasters in Australia, Aboriginal people are over-represented and under-resourced in the NSW floods
- ‘Worse than 2017’: Lismore faces mammoth rebuild after flood as community inundated by loss
- Lismore flood: hundreds rescued and thousands evacuated as NSW city hit by worst flooding in history
- Thousands in Sydney ordered to leave homes amid flood crisis
- Tropical infections likely to afflict flood-hit communities as heavy rain continues
- Sydney floods captured on social media as roads turn into rivers and cars become boats
- Prime Minister declares floods a national emergency
- ‘I can’t afford to go anywhere else’: the NSW caravan park residents devastated by floods
Risk-management policies, procedures and practices at a range of scales, eg prevention, mitigation, preparedness and resilience-building
- "Limited development" Shane Fitzsimmons adds to call to stop building on flood plains
'- One-in-100-years' flood talk disastrously misleading and should change, risk experts say
- A new levee and river remodelling for Lismore?
- ‘Farcical’: Minister shoots down flood relocation, says residents know the risks
- NSW failing flood victims, with better, faster response needed: Andrew Constance
- Liberal candidate for flooded marginal seat calls for Warragamba wall raising
The effectiveness of people and organisations in managing ONE contemporary hazard event at a selected place
- Chefs lead volunteers to feed NSw flood victims in absence of government food relief
- Defence force defends response to communities in NSW devastated by floods
- Additional army support arriving in Lismore as homelessness crisis mounts
- Perrottet defends NSW flood response amid Lismore anger as Qld death toll rises
- NSW floods: Premier says not a dollar will be spared in effort to rebuild Lismore, Northern Rivers region
- Operation Flood Assist 2022
- Should natural disaster responses be part of the Australian Defence Force's job?
- Northern NSW wants Prime Minister to hear how locals rescued each other in flood
- Prime Minister declares floods a national emergency, more money for residents in Lismore and other NSW towns
- Marcus wanted five minutes with Scott Morrison. The flood victim was told the PM had no time