For the Northern hemisphere, this summer has been one of extremes with record-breaking heatwaves and droughts in Western Europe, the United States and China, as well as flooding in Japan, South Korea and Pakistan. Looking at the latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

To effectively tackle climate-related issues, we know different actors need to work together to create change. This "Unity in Diversity'' happens to be the motto of Indonesia (Bhinneka Tunggal Ika) and that's exactly what's happening with the Think Climate Indonesia (TCI) Initiative. The goal of...

Outside, you could hear children laughing and screaming as they ran back and forth across the pavement in the afternoon sun.  Nearby, in the shade, a circle of chairs was set out for a group guitar lesson.  The first students were tuning up their instruments.  In the street, a car stopped with its bass booming, waiting for the traffic to move.  Life outside Zapopan's community center, a giant brick structure covered in colorful murals, went on as usual, while inside the cavernous hall was transformed into a workshop space, its walls peppered with colored post-it notes, and people gathered flip-chart stands working against the clock to refine their project ideas in time for a final presentation.

In general, the language of creativity tends to be more positive and supportive. That shouldn't be misinterpreted being too nice or going easy on ideas that require rigorous improvement. It just means the approach is productive rather than destructive; the vocabulary is generous before...