Daily Archives: 01/02/2022

A New Year’s Resolution – Atomic Habits – by Ron Cheong

A New Year’s Resolution – Atomic Habits – by Ron Cheong

With the New Year here thoughts turn to New Year’s resolutions – those from last year we didn’t keep and our resolutions for 2022.  The way I remember one bit of inspirational wisdom related to this that we heard in our childhood in Guyana, is:

Sow a THOUGHT and reap an ACT

Sow a ACT and reap a HABIT

Sow a HABIT and reap a CHARACTER

Sow a CHARACTER and reap a DESTINY

In his book Atomic Habits, James Clear flushes out this line of thinking, describes its psychological underpinnings, and puts forward actionable strategies for creating or reinforcing good habits and discontinuing or minimizing unhelpful habits – a strategy for keeping New Year’s resolutions.           Continue reading

GUYANA: The Marriott Hotel was saved by the oil industry – Opinion

When the APNU+AFC coalition government assumed office in 2015, it unearthed a number of disconcerting facts about the hotel. These concerns emerged from a forensic audit and review of the Marriott Hotel project.           Continue reading

WORLD: Climate: ‘The Fuse Has Been Blown,’ and The Doomsday Glacier Is Coming for Us All

New data suggests a massive collapse of the ice shelf in as little as five years. “We are dealing with an event that no human has ever witnessed,” says one scientist. “We have no analog for this” 

By JEFF GOODELL | Rolling Stone

One thing that’s hard to grasp about the CLIMATE CRISIS is that big changes can happen fast. In 2019, I was aboard the Nathaniel B. Palmer, a 308-foot-long scientific research vessel, cruising in front of the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. One day, we were sailing in clear seas in front of the glacier. The next day, we were surrounded by icebergs the size of aircraft carriers.

As we later learned from satellite images, in a matter of 48 hours or so, a mélange of ice about 21 miles wide and 15 miles deep had cracked up and scattered into the sea.        Continue reading

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