Planetary Well-Being

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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‘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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Planting Seeds of Hope in the Face of Despair

Jul 9th, 2021 | By
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By Suzanne York. The impacts that the humans have had – and are having – on the planet are undeniable.  From diverting major river systems to massive monoculture plantations to removing mountaintops, we are a species to be reckoned with, no doubt about it. But Nature is paying a high price for our achievements, and
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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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