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Humanity’s Dysfunctional Nervous System

Jul 18th, 2019 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. [Editor’s Note: This article was originally published with The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere] In the modern world we know, the mass media – television, radio, and the internet – function as humanity’s  collective nervous system linking billions of people worldwide.  The problem is these
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World Population Day: Let’s Not Forget We Need Nature

Jul 10th, 2019 | By
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By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. World Population Day (July 11th) is a special day of recognition that most people are either unaware of, or want to ignore.  After all, discussing population growth is still often considered taboo. Yet we are at the point where it needs to be made more of a major issue.  The terrible
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The End Game for a Truly Planetary Society

Jul 1st, 2019 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. [Editor’s Note: This article was originally published with The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere] A thoughtful examination of human history, boils down, more or less, to two steps forward, one step back. There is no written record of our beginnings.  For most of our history,
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Planetary Duty is a Feminist Construct

Jun 20th, 2019 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. Have you noticed? We humans can be very destructive. For the longest time, where nature is concerned, we’ve been takers rather than givers. We’ve become very efficient at ripping up the landscape and stripping the life from our oceans.  On top of that, we produce massive quantities
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The Community-led Solution to Coping with Water Scarcity

Jun 5th, 2019 | By
Women building rainwater harvesting tanks

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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Our War Against the Natural World

May 8th, 2019 | By
Endangered young white rhino in Uganda [photo: Suzanne York]

By Suzanne York. It’s the type of story that should lead the news headlines all week.  But a report of critical significance for the entire world barely elicited a whimper from media, much less governments. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services was compiled over the past three years by 145 expert authors from
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Youth Empowerment: Supporting Young People Through Agriculture, Health and Life Skills

Apr 15th, 2019 | By
Jasper takes care of one the pigs got from YETA

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. Adongo Jolly, a youth from Kanagai Sub County – Dokolo district in northern Uganda, said that she was shy and afraid to seek medical care even when sick. She had little information on sexual and reproductive health (SRHR) services, especially family planning. At the age of 24,
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The Future of Growth

Apr 2nd, 2019 | By
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By Dr. Milton Saier and Art Elphick, guest writers. Recent articles call for higher birthrates to spur economic growth. But upon observing the human impact on our resources and environment, many scientists consider even current economic and population growth rates unsustainable. Our world has just experienced prenominal growth. Since 1900, the population has grown by
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Why Are We Ignoring the Warning Signs of Water Scarcity?

Mar 22nd, 2019 | By
water scarcity

By Suzanne York. If humanity somehow survives the pending ecological collapse – driven by human impacts – future generations will wonder how it got so bad.  It’s a rather simple explanation though. It is a combination of greed, ignorance and sticking our heads in the sand. Case in point.  Water, and water shortages in particular. 
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The Path to Cleaner Air: Is a halt on importing old cars the solution to Uganda’s air pollution problem?

Mar 18th, 2019 | By
Cars at the Old Taxi Park in downtown Kampala (photo by Josh Mirondo)

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer, Transition Earth. Kampala, like many growing cities around the world, suffers from bad air quality. The World Health Organization (WHO) ranked Kampala as one of the most polluted cities in the world in 2016. They carried out a research and discovered that the air in Kampala has dangerous substance small
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