Posts Tagged ‘ Climate Change ’

Saving Ourselves from Ourselves

Mar 2nd, 2020 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer. Recently, the great renaissance city of Venice, Italy flooded yet again. It is happening ever more frequently. Each time it happens, it seems to get worse. What is happening to Venice provides a foreboding glimpse of what will likely become a permanent condition in many of our Earth’s coastal cities
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Climate Change and the Threat to the Rights of Girls

Feb 12th, 2020 | By
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By Suzanne York. Imagine being a small-scale farmer in a developing country, trying to grow crops in challenging conditions that farmers have faced for generations.  Then increasingly severe climate impacts really start to throw things out of whack.  Droughts, floods, and erratic weather conditions threaten livelihoods and the ability to provide adequate amounts of food
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How Should We Live?

Jan 30th, 2020 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer. Nearly a century ago, an American humorist named Will Rogers said of the human condition, “When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you do is stop digging.”  As we move through the early part of the 20th millennia, humanity is up to its ears in a hole
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Reality Hits the Davos Crowd: Biodiversity is Actually Important

Jan 21st, 2020 | By
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By Suzanne York. The new year kicked off with a lot of coverage of extinction, mostly due to the tragedy in Australia.  Television news programs, newspapers and social media are awash in reports of the devastating impact of Australia’s raging fires on its enigmatic species.  The images of koalas, kangaroos and wallabies burning are tragic
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Planting Trees Isn’t Enough: We Also Need Family Planning for a Thriving World

Dec 23rd, 2019 | By
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By Suzanne York. Green is in, and trees are all the rage as a key (and obvious) solution to climate change: India planted 220 million trees in one day; Ethiopia planted more than 350 million trees in 12 hours; China has plans to plant an area of forest as large as Ireland every year. Even corporations are joining in –
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Food Will Decide the Human Future

Dec 5th, 2019 | By
Sustainable coffee cooperative worker, near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda [photo: Suzanne York]

By Julian Cribb FRSA FTSE*, guest writer. The fate of human civilization in the mid-21st Century turns critically on food. Success in overcoming the intersecting challenges of climate and resource scarcity will bring peace, plenty and a chance to repair the Planet. Failure will bring war. Food or War (Cambridge University Press 2019) presents compelling evidence
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The Price of Worshipping Endless Growth

Sep 25th, 2019 | By
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By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York City this week.  She’s gotten a lot of press and focused much attention on climate issues.  Which is a good thing, given that the Northern Hemisphere, which holds 90 percent of the world’s population, had the
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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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Gender Transformative Approach to Slowing Population Growth in Uganda

Aug 12th, 2019 | By
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By Joshua Mirondo, youth writer for Transition Earth. Uganda is at risk of having adverse gender, human rights and environment effects because of its high population growth rate. There is an annual increase of 3.3 percent, which is one of the fastest in Africa – and the whole world. Since the majority of Uganda’s population is
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Educating Girls: A Major Solution for Climate Resiliency

Oct 11th, 2018 | By
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By Suzanne York. At first glance, the recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on global warming may not seem to have much to do with the International Day of the Girl, observed on October 11th. But climate change has a lot to do with girls, and especially the rights of girls. For one
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