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The Anthropocene: We’re In It, Like It or Not

April 8th, 2024

By Suzanne York. Are we living in a new climate epoch due to how human activities have affected the planet itself? A number of scientists think so, and have been saying for more than a decade, that Earth is now in the Anthropocene epoch.  But it is a contentious issue, and last month, the highest
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Women Hold the Keys to a Thriving World

March 7th, 2024

By Suzanne York. The theme of International Women’s Day 2024 is ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’, with a focus on addressing economic disempowerment. Women and girls bear the brunt of so much in the world today, and empowering them through abundant support for health, rights, education, and sustainable livelihoods – especially in the face of changing
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Will This be the Year for Rights of Nature?

January 29th, 2024

By Suzanne York. The coming years might be a wild ride. 2023 was the warmest year on record, and this year could be even hotter. Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history, and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating. Human activities are impacting the world to such an extent that our
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Crossing the Rubicon? Planetary Boundaries & Tipping Points

December 12th, 2023

By Suzanne York. The year 2023, not surprisingly, will end up being the warmest year in recorded history, according to the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Many other organizations have said the same. Every month since June has been the hottest such month on record. We’ve been warned, over and over and over and… The
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We Can’t Say We Weren’t Warned

September 5th, 2023

By Suzanne York. Given all that is happening in the world right now, it seems a good time to revisit the Scientists Warning to Humanity. First issued in 1992, it cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be
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Ecological Tipping Points: Eyes Wide Open

July 10th, 2023

By Suzanne York. Does it seem that dire climate and environmental news is everywhere right now?  Could we be at a tipping point and possibly crossing irreversible planetary thresholds? Ironically, this could be happening at the same time as awareness of these issues amongst the general public is on the rise. All of a sudden
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‘Without nature, we have nothing’ – Saving Ourselves by Saving Nature

May 19th, 2023

By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. We inhabitants of planet Earth face a dizzying array of challenges, from climate change to plastic waste to pandemics. Our species has such a tremendous impact on the planet that many scientists believe we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction and that the name of our epoch
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Did You Hear About the Latest Climate Report? Likely Not

March 27th, 2023

By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) summary report (‘Summary for Policymakers of the Synthesis Report’) dropped with little notice by major media outlets. That’s no surprise, given their track record on the issue, but it should clearly be a wake-up call for everyone. This report lays out what
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The Life-Affirming, Partnership Wisdom of Social Scientist, Riane Eisler

December 26th, 2022

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer. “In sum, the struggle for our future is the struggle between those who cling to patterns of domination and those working for a more equitable, partnership world.” ~Riane Eisler, Author,  The Chalice and the Blade There is nothing we can do collectively as global citizens that would have more impact,
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Celebrating the Impact of ‘Mr. Condom’

November 13th, 2022

By Suzanne York. A global conference on reproductive health and rights is perhaps appropriately taking place in a city chock full of red-light districts and sex tourism. There is clearly a great need for family planning, access to reproductive health services and empowerment of sex workers here in Thailand’s ‘sin city’ of Pattaya.   The
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