Australian Leadership Series

Consider these things – reflections on a time of reckoning for world leaders

Tuesday 9th November, 2021 – 11.00am – 11.45am AEDT


Discussion with scientist, inventor, and environmental leader and elder, Adam Trombly

The much anticipated global environmental summit of nations, COP26 in Glasgow, has had the world’s weight of expectations and need. We are close to the end of the meeting in Glasgow. This important meeting has produced a number of new promises in response to the dire warnings about the state and health of the planet but there is still the importance of writing everything up in a manner to which nations can all agree. Meanwhile, the leadership of the largest polluter in the world, China, has been absent both in person and online from COP26, and the same goes for Russia. The world has two prominent existential threats facing it – one of those is climate change and the other is the perennial spectre of great power conflict. All this is happening when geopolitical tensions are rising and the ultimate need to be able to rely on a habitable planet is being tested, both involving processes and orders of magnitude that go far beyond humankind’s facile and linear expectations of control.

Given past and continuing experience of countries gaming the system, humanity is probably right to be wary and have varying levels of trust in the credibility of the promises being made at COP26 in Glasgow, not to mention the capacity of nations to adhere to them and to ratchet them up over time as needed. Still, it is timely to consider some of the statements and promises that are coming out of COP26. There is the opportunity to really consider the validity of how the achievements of COP26 might contribute to the environmental outcomes being claimed, and also to evaluate some of the obvious and continuing omissions from global environmental dialogues and accords, and the politics and science of why these omissions are occurring, what the implications are, and what a better integrated environmental science and policy scenario might consider.

Across all sectors in society today, it is ever important to glean the key data, science and expertise based insights amongst the noise and numbing, repetitive sound bites. Join ADC Forum for this opportunity to glean insights and wisdom from the reflections of renown scientist, inventor, and environmental leader and elder, Adam Trombly, on this current moment of reckoning for the leaders of nations.





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Adam Trombly is a renown scientist, technologist and inventor, with operational scope and expertise in astrophysics and cosmology, atmospheric dynamics, geophysics, rotating and resonating electromagnetic systems, and environmental global modelling. He has pursued science as a comprehensivist rather than through narrow specialisation, and this broad and deep approach to disciplines and data has facilitated his track record of atmospheric and geospheric predictions, which includes saving lives from major earthquakes. Trombly was first to use the terms “global climate destabilisation and global climate change”, putting aside the term “greenhouse effect”.  He is a scientific maverick who has been the Director of Project Earth co-founded with R. Buckminster Fuller, part of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Aspen. He is a protégé of R. Buckminster Fuller and is also a Tulku, an emanation of the great Tibetan promulgator of the Ecumenical Tradition, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo who has also been recognised by another emanation of that same mind stream, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, when the two first met.  Today Adam continues to pursue the work of Project Earth in spite of the fact that in his view the destabilization of Planet Earth has reached critical, even nearly irreversible proportions.

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