"(Stanford economist Marshall) Burke and his colleagues estimate that a single standard-deviation increase in temperature elevates the risk of person-to-person violence by about 2.5 percent and the risk of group-to-group violence by about 11 percent. These are events with low underlying likelihoods in the first place — most countries aren’t constantly on the brink of civil war, and most people aren’t constantly on the brink of aggravated assault — but in a warming world, the economists argue the effects are appreciable. Some parts of the world are expected to warm by two to four standard deviations by 2050."
- IndependentSolopreneur, 2010 - presentSmall business adviser and provider: communications strategy, writing, editing, social media marketing, web content, web usability, publishing.
- Sunbelt Business BrokersDirector, Marketing Communications, 2010 - 2014Provide strategic counsel on marketing and communication, leveraging social media channels to promote Sunbelt Canada brand, raise company profile and visits to Sunbelt Canada website to generate.awareness, referrals and leads. Development and management of Sunbelt Canada blog, newsletter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Development of articles for business publications. Editing, layout, publishing and promotion of books in print and electronic formats.
- Canada PostManager, Communications, 1988 - 2009Various portfolios over my 21 years in Communications. Specialties included Strategic Communications, Measurement and Analysis, Stakeholder Relations, Content Marketing, Writing/editing, Publishing, Social Media, Developing and Managing Intranets, Web Usability, Project Management, Mentoring/Coaching.
Karen Runtz: former earth mother, serial wife, seasoned corporate communicator. Reborn as small business writer/editor/web & social media strategist.
Loves woods, family, images, ideas and learning.
- Carleton University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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