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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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Youth Rights

[Figure 1 - One of the girls teams lining up before their game] Football and the Power to Strengthen Reproductive Rights

By Joshua Mirondo, Transition Earth. Young people are diverse and so are their needs, therefore to get their attention, one needs to be considerate. In a community where reproductive health is often called immoral, it takes a lot of work to break these barriers. Many interventions have been made to ensure that young people have
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Family Planning

[Figure 1 A mobiliser enrolling girls on the Tiko platform] Using Digital Innovations to End Teenage Pregnancies

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. At the age of 19, Martha (not her real name) is living with a mental disability in Uganda’s Odia, Arua district. She is a mother of two children, a 9-year-old and 4-year-old. Martha has no idea of who their fathers are and neither do the people with
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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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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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I Speak ‘Gylany’: A New Language for Humanity

By Geoffrey Holland. Gylany is a new word.  It was first proposed by the social scientist Riane Eisler in her culturally transformative book The Chalice and the Blade, published in 1988. In her book, Eisler defines gylany as ‘the linking of both halves of humanity’. It’s women and men standing together as equals, sharing power.
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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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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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