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Will This be the Year for Rights of Nature?

Jan 29th, 2024 | By
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By Suzanne York. The coming years might be a wild ride. 2023 was the warmest year on record, and this year could be even hotter. Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history, and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating. Human activities are impacting the world to such an extent that our
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Crossing the Rubicon? Planetary Boundaries & Tipping Points

Dec 12th, 2023 | By
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By Suzanne York. The year 2023, not surprisingly, will end up being the warmest year in recorded history, according to the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Many other organizations have said the same. Every month since June has been the hottest such month on record. We’ve been warned, over and over and over and… The
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We Can’t Say We Weren’t Warned

Sep 5th, 2023 | By
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By Suzanne York. Given all that is happening in the world right now, it seems a good time to revisit the Scientists Warning to Humanity. First issued in 1992, it cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required, if vast human misery is to be
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Ecological Tipping Points: Eyes Wide Open

Jul 10th, 2023 | By
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By Suzanne York. Does it seem that dire climate and environmental news is everywhere right now?  Could we be at a tipping point and possibly crossing irreversible planetary thresholds? Ironically, this could be happening at the same time as awareness of these issues amongst the general public is on the rise. All of a sudden
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‘Without nature, we have nothing’ – Saving Ourselves by Saving Nature

May 19th, 2023 | By
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By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. We inhabitants of planet Earth face a dizzying array of challenges, from climate change to plastic waste to pandemics. Our species has such a tremendous impact on the planet that many scientists believe we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction and that the name of our epoch
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Did You Hear About the Latest Climate Report? Likely Not

Mar 27th, 2023 | By
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By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) summary report (‘Summary for Policymakers of the Synthesis Report’) dropped with little notice by major media outlets. That’s no surprise, given their track record on the issue, but it should clearly be a wake-up call for everyone. This report lays out what
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The Life-Affirming, Partnership Wisdom of Social Scientist, Riane Eisler

Dec 26th, 2022 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer. “In sum, the struggle for our future is the struggle between those who cling to patterns of domination and those working for a more equitable, partnership world.” ~Riane Eisler, Author,  The Chalice and the Blade There is nothing we can do collectively as global citizens that would have more impact,
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Celebrating the Impact of ‘Mr. Condom’

Nov 13th, 2022 | By
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By Suzanne York. A global conference on reproductive health and rights is perhaps appropriately taking place in a city chock full of red-light districts and sex tourism. There is clearly a great need for family planning, access to reproductive health services and empowerment of sex workers here in Thailand’s ‘sin city’ of Pattaya.   The
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The Power of Profit on a Stressed Planet

Sep 5th, 2022 | By
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By Suzanne York. The planet is in an environmental crisis, yet money and power run the show above all else.  Nowhere is that more clear than in the money made by the fossil fuel industry.  Five major companies made $55 billion in their last quarter, with Exxon alone making $17.9 billion in net income. That
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Our Shared Planet

Jul 10th, 2022 | By
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By Suzanne York. Most people learn about the importance of sharing at a young age.  It is a crucial behavior trait to learn for the good of individuals and society.  It is also critical to understand the role of sharing from a planetary perspective.  Human beings – nearly all 8 billion – share the Earth
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