Environment/Sustainability

Overcoming Global Inertia: The Solutions to Make Earth Day Every Day

Apr 21st, 2022 | By
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By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. The world is in a funk, recovering from Covid-19 and all that changed with the pandemic.  The cost of just about everything is rising and then we throw climate change into the mix – along with other entrenched problems that existed before Covid – and we have a crisis situation.
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First, Do No Harm: A Common Commitment for Planet Earth

Feb 13th, 2022 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. Do no harm. This is an axiom first illuminated in the Hippocratic oath that originated in Greece in the 5th century BCE. It has mostly applied since then as a pledge taken by medical professionals to affirm their commitment to the good care of the patient’s they treat.
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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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Embracing the Earth Charter

Sep 14th, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms, we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny ~ The Earth Charter   The idea for the Earth Charter first emerged in 1987, and
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Seeing the Big Picture

Aug 24th, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. If we ruin the Earth, there is no place else to go. ~ Carl Sagan, Son of the Cosmos ‘Code Red’ for humanity – that’s the deeply troubling conclusion of the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  There is no greater authority
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Shaping a Planetary-Scale Renaissance

Jul 29th, 2021 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, writer for Transition Earth. Some 500 years ago, Europe experienced what came to be known as the Renaissance.  It was a period in which the arts, literature, and even the sciences flourished. It began in Italian Florence early in the 15th century.  It was the time when luminaries like Galileo, Copernicus, Leonardo
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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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Respect: The First Step in ‘Saving’ Nature

Jun 4th, 2021 | By
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By Suzanne York. It seems likely that humans will learn the hard way that we are not the center of the planet, much less the universe.  As a species, we act as if we can plunder and have our way with the Earth and ignore the consequences. Or worse, push any contentious problems onto future generations.
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Gambling on Planetary Survival

Apr 22nd, 2021 | By
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By Suzanne York. We humans are running a very curious experiment on how much we can take from the planet before Nature tires of our exploitation.  Whether we survive to see the end of this experiment is the big question. There is a constant stream of news, reports, videos, tweets and discussions on the problems modern society
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