Climate Change

The Path to Humanity 4.0

Jul 16th, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth.   We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.   ~ Albert Einstein My wife and I live in Portland, Oregon. On a late June day in 2021, the temperature reached 116 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures like that are not supposed to happen
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Why 2050 is too darned late…

Dec 2nd, 2020 | By
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By Julian Cribb, guest writer. One and a half million people are already dead, mostly because their governments did not act on sound medical advice about Covid in sufficient time. The question of our Age is how many will die if governments the world over fail to act in time on: global heating, global poisoning,
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The World Can’t Afford to Shrug Off the Methane Threat

Jul 22nd, 2020 | By
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By Suzanne York. This past June saw an unprecedented heat wave in the Arctic, and in Siberia in particular, driven by climate change.  That alone should spur people to take real action on curbing the severe effects of our changing climate.  But COVID-19 is distracting us and turning our lives upside down, and worse.  Even
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Newsflash: “profoundly troubling signs from human activities”

Nov 15th, 2019 | By
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By Suzanne York. As New Delhi chokes from off-the-charts air pollution levels, parts of Australia, Brazil and California burn, and countries in Europe flood, a timely warning on climate change from some 11,000 scientists was released. The scientists’ alarm was first sounded 40 years ago and in most years since then.  But too many people have
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Integrating Reproductive Health into Climate Change Efforts

Apr 8th, 2018 | By
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By Joshua Mirondo, guest blogger for Transition Earth. Uganda is a very young country. Young people below the age of 30 constitute over 75% of the nation’s population and eight million are youth aged 15-30. About 25% of these are in institutions of higher learning like universities and vocational technical institutes. Research shows that almost
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Cultivating Change for the Climate

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
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By Suzanne York. The climate negotiations that took place earlier this month in Bonn, Germany (referred to as COP23) dealt with challenging issues, including the U.S. government sticking its head in the ground regarding the reality of climate change. Still, there are reasons to be somewhat hopeful that global society overall is moving in the
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Game On: Women are Key to Addressing Climate Change

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
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By Suzanne York. Recently released United Nations projections reflect a world where the population is still growing. By 2050, there may be close to 10 billion people on the planet. The choices we make today will determine if we reach that milestone or go higher or possibly lower. The Family Planning Solution With that in
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Earth Day: The Time Has Come For Change

Apr 22nd, 2016 | By
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By Suzanne York. Yet another Earth Day is upon us, now officially known as International Mother Earth Day. In honor of it this year, some real steps forward are taking place, with the signing of the Paris climate accord today which, amongst other things, strives for limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial
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Climate Change & the Link to Child Marriage

Dec 30th, 2015 | By
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By Suzanne York. Child marriage is a difficult issue that is complicated by culture and religion, and especially by poverty.  Now it seems that climate change is another complicating factor. It might be surprising to find out that extreme weather could be increasing the rate of child marriage and other detrimental impacts on children. But
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The Pope’s Message on the Moral Issue of Climate Change

Jun 17th, 2015 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Across the world many people are waiting with bated breath as one of society’s most influential religious leaders weighs in on the topic of climate change and its impact on people and the environment. Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, is releasing an encyclical (a papal letter sent to bishops)
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