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Embracing the Earth Charter

Sep 14th, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms, we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny ~ The Earth Charter   The idea for the Earth Charter first emerged in 1987, and
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A choice between national happiness – and global misery

Sep 6th, 2021 | By
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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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Seeing the Big Picture

Aug 24th, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. If we ruin the Earth, there is no place else to go. ~ Carl Sagan, Son of the Cosmos ‘Code Red’ for humanity – that’s the deeply troubling conclusion of the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  There is no greater authority
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Shaping a Planetary-Scale Renaissance

Jul 29th, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. Some 500 years ago, Europe experienced what came to be known as the Renaissance.  It was a period in which the arts, literature, and even the sciences flourished. It began in Italian Florence early in the 15th century.  It was the time when luminaries like Galileo, Copernicus, Leonardo
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The Path to Humanity 4.0

Jul 16th, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth.   We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.   ~ Albert Einstein My wife and I live in Portland, Oregon. On a late June day in 2021, the temperature reached 116 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures like that are not supposed to happen
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Planting Seeds of Hope in the Face of Despair

Jul 9th, 2021 | By
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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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Blunting The Existential Inertia

Jun 29th, 2021 | By
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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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The Rubrik of the Common Good

Jun 14th, 2021 | By
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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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Respect: The First Step in ‘Saving’ Nature

Jun 4th, 2021 | By
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By Suzanne York. It seems likely that humans will learn the hard way that we are not the center of the planet, much less the universe.  As a species, we act as if we can plunder and have our way with the Earth and ignore the consequences. Or worse, push any contentious problems onto future generations.
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Our World Will Be Saved by Women

May 31st, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. In a meeting with Nobel Laureates in 2015, the Dalai Lama said, ‘Western women will save the world.’  By any measure, that is a remarkably bold statement, especially coming from a non-western, Buddhist male spiritual leader. As we move into the third decade of the 21st century, the
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