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An End of the World Thriller

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. Take in the big picture.  It’s a story that is apocalyptic in scale, driven by arch villains defending the old order, against protagonists determined to forge a life-affirming, and sustainable transformation for humanity. It’s about survival on an epic, planetary scale. It is our story. We are
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Featured

Mountain gorilla, Bwindi Impenetrable Natl Park [photo: Suzanne York] Finding “Time for Nature” Means People are Part of Nature

By Suzanne York. This is the year of upheaval and change and understanding that we are all in this together, this life on our little blue dot.   If the current inhabitants of Planet Earth don’t get that humans are part of the web of life by now, we are all in big trouble. To help
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[photo:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_farming] Urban Cooperative Farming: A Game-Changer for Food Systems

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. All humans require nourishment. No exceptions. The future of food may reside in multi-story urban structures, built out with hi-tech hydroponic or aeroponic crop growing systems. Another name for this is vertical farming. There’s a lot to like about vertical farms. They require about 90% less water
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[photo credit: Wikimedia, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Permafrost_in_Herschel_Island_016.jpg] The Methane Gun – The Threat to a Habitable Earth

By Julian Cribb, guest writer [i] In all the sound and fury over climate change, too little public and media attention has been devoted to the ‘methane gun’ [1] – and yet this terrifying phenomenon could usher humans unceremoniously off Earth’s stage for good. Like CO2, methane (CH4) is a greenhouse gas that helps trap the
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A peer educator carrying out a group session on condom use focusing on male involvement in family planning with students of UICT Integrating Reproductive Health into Climate Change Efforts

By Joshua Mirondo, guest blogger for Transition Earth. Uganda is a very young country. Young people below the age of 30 constitute over 75% of the nation’s population and eight million are youth aged 15-30. About 25% of these are in institutions of higher learning like universities and vocational technical institutes. Research shows that almost
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[path.org] Pressing Ahead With Empowering Women

By Suzanne York. A new product is being touted as a game changer for women’s health, giving women a new and easy-to-use device in the contraceptives and voluntary family planning toolkit. Unless you follow issues related to women’s reproductive health, you may not know that some 225 million women in developing countries around the world
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Climate Change

[Image from public domain images website, www.public-domain-image.com. ] The World Can’t Afford to Shrug Off the Methane Threat

By Suzanne York. This past June saw an unprecedented heat wave in the Arctic, and in Siberia in particular, driven by climate change.  That alone should spur people to take real action on curbing the severe effects of our changing climate.  But COVID-19 is distracting us and turning our lives upside down, and worse.  Even
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Food and Hunger/Agriculture

cow Our Eating Habits Are Killing the Planet

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. Humans have been a distinct species for at least 200,000 years.  For most of those years, we were stone age nomads. Humans are omnivores, which mean we are able and willing to eat almost anything. During the Neolithic era, generally speaking, men hunted animals to eat, while
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Reproductive Rights/Women's Rights

quarantine uganda Sexual & Reproductive Health and COVID-19: How the Lockdown is Affecting Uganda

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is altering lives around the world.  Below is a closer look at how it is impacting Uganda, and peoples’ access to reproductive health. Uganda registered its first COVID-19 case on March 22nd, when a Ugandan citizen returned with the virus
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Youth Rights

girls-school-life-expectancy-ldc The Other Crisis: Making Sure Girls Return to School

By Suzanne York. It’s obvious that people all over the world have not just been inconvenienced by COVID-19, but many lives have been turned upside down and put at great risk due to a number of factors. Education is one such important sector where students are struggling to adjust.  It’s hard enough in the developed
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Energy and Carbon Emissions

[image via Pacific Southwest Region 5, Flickr/Creative Commons] Planting Trees Isn’t Enough: We Also Need Family Planning for a Thriving World

By Suzanne York. Green is in, and trees are all the rage as a key (and obvious) solution to climate change: India planted 220 million trees in one day; Ethiopia planted more than 350 million trees in 12 hours; China has plans to plant an area of forest as large as Ireland every year. Even corporations are joining in –
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Climate Change

[Image from public domain images website, www.public-domain-image.com. ] The World Can’t Afford to Shrug Off the Methane Threat

By Suzanne York. This past June saw an unprecedented heat wave in the Arctic, and in Siberia in particular, driven by climate change.  That alone should spur people to take real action on curbing the severe effects of our changing climate.  But COVID-19 is distracting us and turning our lives upside down, and worse.  Even
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Economics and GDP

SF climate march 2019 The Price of Worshipping Endless Growth

By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York City this week.  She’s gotten a lot of press and focused much attention on climate issues.  Which is a good thing, given that the Northern Hemisphere, which holds 90 percent of the world’s population, had the
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Family Planning

[photo: UNICEF] Gender Transformative Approach to Slowing Population Growth in Uganda

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. Uganda is at risk of having adverse gender, human rights and environment effects because of its high population growth rate. There is an annual increase of 3.3 percent, which is one of the fastest in Africa – and the whole world. Since the majority of Uganda’s population is
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Water Issues

Women building rainwater harvesting tanks The Community-led Solution to Coping with Water Scarcity

By Suzanne York. Fresh water – our most valuable of resources – is becoming increasingly scarce.  Yet the world blunders on, seemingly unaware, or at least uncaring, of the looming humanitarian crisis on the horizon. Water scarcity is becoming more and more common in many countries. About 4 billion people – nearly two-thirds of the world
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Consumption and Waste

[Photo: singularityhub.com] Can We Win the Battle of Plastic Pollution?

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger for Transition Earth. I have been an activist campaigning against plastic pollution for the past four years. During this time, I have learned about a number of projects that promised to change the course of plastic pollution, but sadly none have actually been strong enough to have a lasting
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