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Pets vs Children – The Choice is Whatever Works for You

Jan 25th, 2022 | By
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By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. Recent comments by Pope Francis about the choice to have pets instead of children underscores what an upside down world this truly is today. Earlier this month, the Pope criticized couples who choose to have dogs, cats and other animals instead of children as being selfish.  Having a pet was “a denial
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The Third Path: Our Journey to a Worthy Common Destiny

Dec 22nd, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. ‘It is our collective and individual responsibility…to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live ~ Dalai Lama On advice from a friend, I acquired a copy of a new book titled, Beyond Knowledge.  It’s not a big book, but it is packed with old and
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Book review: On the Nature of Ecological Paradox

Oct 26th, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. I have been a follower of the authors, Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison, for a long time. They have written dozens of books that focus on science, nature, and the human condition. All of their books reflect an exceptionally high standard of scholarship and intellectual rigor.
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Supporting Reproductive Rights – Abortion and Ugandan Adolescents

Oct 13th, 2021 | By
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By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. Ugandan law prohibits abortion unless performed by a licensed medical doctor and a situation where a woman’s life is at risk. According to research by Alexander Kagaha & Lenore Manderson called Power, policy and abortion care in Uganda,unsafe abortion practices remain the major contributor to maternal death
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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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