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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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Misguided Alarm Over Birth Decline

May 14th, 2021 | By
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By Suzanne York. It’s truly amazing that, despite the crises facing humanity and the planet itself – much, if not all caused by human actions – so many are overly concerned that population growth is in decline in a number of countries. Recent U.S. Census Bureau numbers show that the U.S. population is in decline. 
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It Comes Down to Helping People: Uganda’s Ministry of Health Commits to Support Health Services

May 2nd, 2021 | By
Community health worker Agnes Apid (L) with Betty Akello (R) and Caroline Akunu (center). Agnes is providing the women with counseling and family planning information. The women are member of the Income generating activities Young Mothers Group that make fried cakes and sell them in the market. They can now be more financially independent and provide for their family. The program is supported by Reproductive Health Uganda, with the goal to empower the women in the group, and provide them with family planning information.

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. [Editor’s note:  Uganda has a rapidly growing population and people there – like all over the world – need to have services that support health and well-being.  We believe it’s important to share the view of youth in particular, who have to deal with the many issues
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Gambling on Planetary Survival

Apr 22nd, 2021 | By
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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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Celebrating International Women’s Day in the Middle of a Pandemic

Mar 9th, 2021 | By
Community health worker during a home visit, providing family planning services and options to women in the community. This proactive program is supported by Reproductive Health Uganda. [Photo: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)]

By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. If COVID-19 were a baby we would be preparing for her first birthday in Uganda, as the first case was registered on 20th March 2020. But a situation that led to a standstill of essential services deserves no celebration, but rather a moment to sit down and
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Local Livelihoods for Women Lead to Thriving Communities

Mar 7th, 2021 | By
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)

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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Sex Ed 101: Learning lessons from Zambia

Feb 18th, 2021 | By
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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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