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Environment/Sustainability

Book review: On the Nature of Ecological Paradox

By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. I have been a follower of the authors, Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison, for a long time. They have written dozens of books that focus on science, nature, and the human condition. All of their books reflect an exceptionally high standard of scholarship and intellectual rigor.
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Featured

Population-logo_horizontal Planting Seeds of Hope in the Face of Despair

By Suzanne York. The impacts that the humans have had – and are having – on the planet are undeniable.  From diverting major river systems to massive monoculture plantations to removing mountaintops, we are a species to be reckoned with, no doubt about it. But Nature is paying a high price for our achievements, and
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[image: ELG21 from Pixabay] Blunting The Existential Inertia

By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. Existential means consequential, on a global scale. By various estimates, there are ten massive threats looming over all of humanity.  In concert, these threats pack more than enough punch to destroy civilization on Earth. ***** Humanity faces an existential crisis consisting of ten, interconnected, mega-threats all bearing down
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Six special Maasai ladies wearing special shukas for a special occasion: Student Celebration. These are Maasai Harmonial's two medical interpreters (left) and four craft leaders (right) Local Livelihoods for Women Lead to Thriving Communities

By Suzanne York. For most people, having a job is critical beyond just income and a way out of poverty.  Being employed elevates feelings of self-worth and a sense of having a purpose, of being valued and giving something back to one’s community.  Too many people don’t get a chance to do so, especially women
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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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Reproductive Rights/Women's Rights

[Photo: Unsplash/Photo by Reproductive Health Supplies Coaltion] Supporting Reproductive Rights – Abortion and Ugandan Adolescents

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. Ugandan law prohibits abortion unless performed by a licensed medical doctor and a situation where a woman’s life is at risk. According to research by Alexander Kagaha & Lenore Manderson called Power, policy and abortion care in Uganda,unsafe abortion practices remain the major contributor to maternal death
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Economics and GDP

[Photo by Passang Tobgay on Unsplash] A choice between national happiness – and global misery

by Julian Cribb, AM FRSA FTSE. With 30,000 wildfires blazing from one end of the Planet to the other on any single day, melting icecaps and glaciers, dying coral reefs, polluted oceans, lakes and rivers, vanishing wildlife and forests and growing scarcity of water and soil, the outcome for humanity is already plain to see.
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Other Resources

[Photo: Image by ejaugsburg from Pixabay] The Rubrik of the Common Good

By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth.   The more we study the major problems of our time, the more we come to realize that they cannot be understood in isolation. They are systemic problems, which means that they are interconnected and interdependent. ~ Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics   The world we know is
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Family Planning

images Sex Ed 101: Learning lessons from Zambia

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. [Editor’s note:  Access to reproductive health services and sex education is a priority for all countries. And it saves lives.  Some 214 million women in the developing world have an unmet need for family planning.  Meeting this need for family planning services would prevent 76,000 maternal deaths
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Water Issues

[Photo: Tom Raftery, Flickr/Creative Commons] From ‘Day Zero’ to ‘Spaceship Earth’ – Confronting Global Water Scarcity

By Suzanne York. ‘Day Zero’ – it’s a term so applicable to our times of environmental overreach. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it came into vogue a couple of years ago when Cape Town, South Africa, was facing a water crisis of fairly epic proportions.  Day Zero was the city’s term for the
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Energy and Carbon Emissions

Photo: Airbus plane Green Hydrogen – Nature’s Energy Commodity

By Geoffrey Holland, contributing writer for Transition Earth.   The imminent collapse of the fossil fuel industrial civilization could occur sometime between 2023 and 2030. ~ Jeremy Rifkin, Foundation on Economic Trends   [i] In September, 2020, Barron’s reported on a Goldman-Sachs study that says, ‘Green Hydrogen’ will become a $12 trillion market. What Powers Life? 
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Biodiversity/Conservation

[image: UNEP] The Dramatic Decline of Earth’s Biodiversity

By Suzanne York. It feels like a moment of truth for humans and nature.  It’s obvious we are in ecological breakdown and need to change course, but will we do it? The weather is becoming increasingly erratic and harsh, from heatwaves in Europe to floods in South Asia.  Antarctica’s “doomsday” glacier is breaking. There are
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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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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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