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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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Dr. Doreen Othero presenting at the African Great Lakes Conference A Wake Up Call for Conservationists?

By Suzanne York. A light went off for many conservationists attending the African Great Lakes Conference (AGLC) this past week. They learned that there is an integrated development model that can help make their environmental efforts successful for the long-term. It’s simple, really. By connecting population, health and environment issues, people will be empowered with
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Sister Angelique, who has  helped over 2000 displaced women and girls in the DRC [photo credit: www.unhcr.org] The Congo: What’s At Stake

By Suzanne York. Mention the Congo, and it evokes thoughts of Conrad, King Leopold, diamonds, conflict, war, and also incredible biological diversity and culture. If there is anyplace on the face of the planet that seems to comprise the best and worst of humanity, it might just be the Democratic Republic of Congo. From its
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A Global Climate Strike action in March 2019. File Photo: Gary Knight, Creative Commons. The Way Forward

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. I am in awe of this reality we live in.  It is amazing to think about the size of the universe; amazing to think how it works; amazing to think how it gives life to so much complexity.  How can one not appreciate these wonders?  How can we not see the
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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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Youth Rights

day of the girl Educating Girls: A Major Solution for Climate Resiliency

By Suzanne York. At first glance, the recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on global warming may not seem to have much to do with the International Day of the Girl, observed on October 11th. But climate change has a lot to do with girls, and especially the rights of girls. For one
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Reproductive Rights/Women's Rights

ASRI - goats for widows Women Are Leading the Way Towards a Healthy Planet

By Suzanne York. It is critical to support human rights in the face of climate change and environmental degradation, as the situation grows more dire with each passing year. People everywhere must have their rights to water, food, and health acknowledged and respected, women above all. As the world recognizes International Women’s Day, let’s explore
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Environment/Sustainability

[photo: Wikimedia Commons, Sam Oth] Getting to the Heart – Inspiring a Planetary Narrative Worthy of Our Species

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. James Cameron’s epic 2009 movie Avatar is set in the 22nd century on the distant moon Pandora. At its core, Avataris a good vs. evil conflict between the indigenous Na’vi, who live in harmony with their living world, and an intrusive, technically superior force of human profiteers, who have
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