Posts Tagged ‘ Anthropocene ’

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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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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An End of the World Thriller

Sep 7th, 2020 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. Take in the big picture.  It’s a story that is apocalyptic in scale, driven by arch villains defending the old order, against protagonists determined to forge a life-affirming, and sustainable transformation for humanity. It’s about survival on an epic, planetary scale. It is our story. We are
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The Time for Transformation is Now

Apr 2nd, 2020 | By
[Williams, Laurie. “Butterfly Life Cycle”. publicdomainpictures.net]

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer. The world we know is in a tailspin.  The immediate challenge, a pandemic, caused by a moderately severe pathogen, has driven our economy to near collapse, and put literally billions of people at risk the world over. Normal life in every corner of our Earth has been put on hold.
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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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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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Confronting Our Global Growth Obsession

Feb 24th, 2017 | By
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By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. (A longer version of this article was originally written for the online magazine, ReImagining, published by the Chicago Wisdom Project) Lately it seems as if the entire world is veering wildly off course. From climate change to species extinctions to rising inequality, many people – not to mention nature – are crying out
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The Anthropocene – Are We There Yet?

Aug 30th, 2016 | By
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By Suzanne York. It’s official, more or less – we have entered the Anthropocene epoch, a time when humanity’s impact on the planet is so transformational that it’s pushed the world into a new geological period. “New Age of Man” An international working group, after seven years of deliberation, voted unanimously (with one abstention) at
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Earth Overshoot and Ending Our Debt to Nature

Aug 8th, 2016 | By
Earth Overshoot

By Suzanne York. Most people in the world will blithely go about their lives on August 8th, without knowing that on this day, we go into debt to nature. Otherwise known as Earth Overshoot Day, it is the day when humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds the planet’s ability to replenish its natural capital.
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