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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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[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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Environment/Sustainability

Spring Sun Shining Through Canopy Of Tall Oak Trees. Upper Branches Of Tree. Sunlight Through Green Tree Crown - Low Angle View. Gambling on Planetary Survival

By Suzanne York. We humans are running a very curious experiment on how much we can take from the planet before Nature tires of our exploitation.  Whether we survive to see the end of this experiment is the big question. There is a constant stream of news, reports, videos, tweets and discussions on the problems modern society
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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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Economics and GDP

rwenzori double collared in flight The Economics of Nature: The Need for Transformative Change

By Suzanne York. It was a blip for most news outlets, but a recent report out of the UK – led by Cambridge economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta – underscores the global biodiversity crisis and humans relationship with Nature.  The fact that it comes from an economic viewpoint has its pros and cons, but is
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Climate Change

Jcribb photo 2 Why 2050 is too darned late…

By Julian Cribb, guest writer. One and a half million people are already dead, mostly because their governments did not act on sound medical advice about Covid in sufficient time. The question of our Age is how many will die if governments the world over fail to act in time on: global heating, global poisoning,
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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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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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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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