Posts Tagged ‘ biodiversity ’

A Tale of Collapse and Redemption

Jul 2nd, 2020 | By
planet on fire

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. As I sit here isolated from the pandemic at home, I’ve been thinking a lot about the bigger picture.  The world we know has been set back on its keister by a global-scale force of nature.  It wasn’t done to us. We ourselves are responsible for its unleashing.
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How Should We Live?

Jan 30th, 2020 | By
[Photo by Shadia Fayne Wood / Survival Media Agency via People Climate March NYC. (Creative Commons)]

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer. Nearly a century ago, an American humorist named Will Rogers said of the human condition, “When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you do is stop digging.”  As we move through the early part of the 20th millennia, humanity is up to its ears in a hole
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Living in Balance with Our Wild Earth

Jun 21st, 2018 | By
Giraffes in northern Uganda [photo: Suzanne York]

By Suzanne York. It’s an almost unbelievable statistic in an age of shocking facts – humans make up just .01% of all life on Earth but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals and 50% of plants since the dawn of civilization. Of all the mammals on Earth, 96% are livestock and humans and only 4% are
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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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Is a World of 29 Billion People Sustainable?

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By
[photo credit: www.treehugger.com]

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org “Can Earth Handle 29 Billion People? Easy.” Where to begin with this statement?  Actually, it’s the title of an editorial in the Financial Post of Canada by one Lawrence Solomon, described as “one of Canada’s leading environmentalists.”  This editorial was preceded by another on the same theme and is based on
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