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Why a Virtual Model of an Ideal Sustainable Society?

César Emilio Valdivieso París

Despite the invaluable work being done by thousands of environmental activists around the world, the bulk of […]

Overpopulation Project 

New policy-based population projections for the European Union, with a consideration of the environmental implications

Researchers at The Overpopulation Project are pleased to present new population projections out to 2100 for the […]

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To reduce fire risk and meet climate targets, over 300 scientists call for stronger land clearing laws

Australia’s high rates of forest loss and weakening land clearing laws are increasing bushfire risk, and undermining our ability […]

Authoritarian governments | Wikipedia 
Authoritarianism has reemerged as the greatest threat to the liberal democratic world — a profound ideological, as well as strategic, challenge. And we have no idea how to confront it.

The strongmen strike back

Authoritarianism has reemerged as the greatest threat to the liberal democratic world — a profound ideological, as […]

Young mangrove saplings growing in Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. by Sigit Deni Sasmito/CIFOR

The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change

A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications […]

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The “disintegration” of global capitalism could unleash world war 3, warns top EU economist

Seeing the systemic roots of this risk can help us avert catastrophe and build resilience. A senior […]

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The biodiversity that is crucial for our food and agriculture is disappearing by the day

FAO launches the first-ever global report on the state of biodiversity that underpins our food systems. 22 […]

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The Hard Lessons of Dianne Feinstein’s Encounter with the Young Green New Deal Activists

One imagines that Senator Dianne Feinstein would like a do-over of her colloquy with some young people on […]

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Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous […]

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Crazy Town

Listen to Post Carbon Institute’s newest Podcast, Crazy Town.  With equal parts humor and in-depth analysis, Asher, […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Bayview-Hunters Point

Tom Molanphy

Land-use decisions, such as where we build our incinerators, burn coal for our power or where we […]

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Am I an Ant?

Recently came across this fascinating article about some ants’ medicinal prowess. Apparently the author concludes: “One of […]

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From a Failed-Growth Economy to a Steady-State Economy

  A steady-state economy is incompatible with continuous growth—either positive or negative growth. The goal of a […]

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Saving Earth: Don’t Fall Into Climate Change Fatalism

You reap what you sow. The chickens have come home to roost. The ship has sailed. The […]

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The battle on the frontline of climate change in Mali

Everything about Mami exudes exhaustion. Her round brown eyes are pools of sadness, and her bulbous body […]

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A Necessary Conversation: Nuclear in the Age of Anthropogenic Climate Change

Jonathan Staufer

The idea looks something like this: Humanity will see the error of our ways and install LED […]

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The Alliance of World Scientist declare a Methane Emergency

2 days ago, the Alliance of World scientists, which number over 15,000 individuals declared a Methane Emergency http://www.scientistswarning.org/wiki/methane-emergency/ The Methane […]

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The Rise of Women

She’s just turned 16 and is already a world leader with more statespersonlike qualities, clear-eyed goals, plain […]

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Weekly News Update March 11th

Jonathan Staufer

Is America ready for a presidential run with a platform advocating rapid action on climate change? Climate […]

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The Green New Deal and the Sunrise Movement: A MAHB Dialogue with Sunrise Activist Leader, Marcela Mulholland

Holland, Geoffrey

Marcela Mulholland talks about the grassroots efforts behind the Green New Deal and how policy can impact […]

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What’s your favorite collapse movie? The MAHB wants your feedback!

What is your favorite collapse movie? Post-apocalypse..dystopian.. environmental…What films in these genres have resonated with you or […]

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Sustainable Competitiveness: The Model, Results, and Potential Applications

Andy Gebhardt

GDP is an insufficient measurement of success and competitiveness. The competitiveness of a country is – traditionally […]

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Weekly News Update – March 4th

Jonathan Staufer

This week, we mourn the passing of the Bramble Cay melomys, the first mammalian specie whose demise […]

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The Future is Rural: Food System Adaptations to the Great Simplification

The Future is Rural challenges the conventional wisdom about the future of food in our modern, globalized world. […]

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