Posts Tagged ‘ Population Growth ’

Dominance is a Dead End for Humanity

Sep 4th, 2019 | By
[photo: Suzanne York]

By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. Have you noticed?  For the last several thousands of years, virtually every person historically remembered  – good, bad, or ugly – is of the male gender.  The record shows that for all that time, human life on Earth has been dominated by men. The Bible, the Koran,
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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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Assessing Future Population Growth in the Anthropocene

Mar 13th, 2019 | By
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By Art Elphick, guest writer. There is no shortage of thought on the rate of global population growth.  What follows below is a brief analysis of whether United Nations projections are valid or of course, as well as questioning whether continued growth on a finite planet is truly feasible or beneficial. 1) Max Roser’s Assessment
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The Right to Family Planning Is Not Ridiculous

Jul 11th, 2018 | By
Women's March 2018, Oakland, CA [photo: Suzanne York]

By Suzanne York. Unless you’ve been off the grid, chances are that you are at least somewhat aware of the battle taking place in the U.S. over reproductive rights.  With a potential new conservative Supreme Court justice poised to join the court, it is a dire time indeed for those who support women’s health and
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‘Day Zero’ and the Water Wake Up Call from Cape Town

Feb 5th, 2018 | By
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By Suzanne York. The allegory couldn’t be more fitting – humanity burying our collective heads in the sand, as the planet heats up and water scarcity becomes more of a reality in many places around the globe. For the past week or so, there have been numerous headlines on the water tap running dry in
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Deforestation – The Problem that Affects Everyone

Sep 13th, 2017 | By
Deforestation in Indonesia [photo: un.org]

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. This past summer I volunteered with an orangutan sanctuary located in Borneo, Indonesia. The feeling of being just one more creature in the middle of the forest, no longer an intruder but a guest, is a beautiful gift that few people get to experience. However, there is a
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Water and the Connection to Women’s Empowerment

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
[photo: UN Women Watch]

By Suzanne York. Water. When it comes to Mother Nature, it often seems these days as if we either have too much of it or not enough of this most precious of resources. As World Water Week kicked off in Stockholm (a gathering of water experts and professionals from across many sectors), the World Bank
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What Does Family Planning Have To Do With Elephants?

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
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By Suzanne York. On this World Elephant Day, it’s well known to many people that elephants are on the path to extinction in the wild, if something isn’t done soon to change this narrative. Last year, the Great Elephant Census, based on aerial surveys, concluded there are just over 350,000 elephants in Africa. It is
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Earth Overshoot – Can Our Society Change Course?

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
In the fishing community of Wanseko, Uganda, fisherfolk face many threats to their livelihoods and community [photo: Suzanne York]

By Suzanne York. Another Earth Overshoot Day is upon us, this one coming August 2nd, even earlier than last year. This date, calculated by Global Footprint Network, arrives earlier with each passing year, as humanity uses up natural resources faster than the Earth can replenish in a year. Currently we are using the ecological resources
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