Posts Tagged ‘ extinction ’

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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The Dramatic Decline of Earth’s Biodiversity

Sep 19th, 2020 | By
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By Suzanne York. It feels like a moment of truth for humans and nature.  It’s obvious we are in ecological breakdown and need to change course, but will we do it? The weather is becoming increasingly erratic and harsh, from heatwaves in Europe to floods in South Asia.  Antarctica’s “doomsday” glacier is breaking. There are
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Redefining Ourselves for Survival

Jun 12th, 2020 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. I’m always happy when consequential people make consequential remarks about stuff that matters. One of the most influential people on Earth, the revered naturalist Jane Goodall, has just delivered a consequential whopper. If you’re paying attention, you have to recognize that humanity is on a dead-end course. I’m
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Blueprint for Planetary Survival

May 14th, 2020 | By
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By Suzanne York. We could call it the “COVID-19 void” or some such name, the period when so many important issues, reports, conferences and more fell to the wayside due to the overwhelming need to deal with the novel coronavirus. One such report was released last month that didn’t seem to garner much attention, which
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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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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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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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World Population Day: Let’s Not Forget We Need Nature

Jul 10th, 2019 | By
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By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. World Population Day (July 11th) is a special day of recognition that most people are either unaware of, or want to ignore.  After all, discussing population growth is still often considered taboo. Yet we are at the point where it needs to be made more of a major issue.  The terrible
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The End Game for a Truly Planetary Society

Jul 1st, 2019 | By
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By Geoffrey Holland, guest writer for Transition Earth. [Editor’s Note: This article was originally published with The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere] A thoughtful examination of human history, boils down, more or less, to two steps forward, one step back. There is no written record of our beginnings.  For most of our history,
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On the Path to ‘Ecological Armageddon’

Jan 21st, 2019 | By
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By Suzanne York. If you ever question whether or not the world is experiencing the Sixth Mass Extinction, as noted by many scientists, a glance at recent news headlines of species at risk should send convince you we are either in it, or on the precipice.  From monarch butterflies to tigers to bats, too many
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