The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere:
Responding to the human predicament.
Reducing the threat of a shattering collapse of civilization.

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David Attenborough Warns Humans ‘Have Overrun The World’

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet is released in UK cinemas this April. The trailer for Sir […]

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Existential threats, Earth Voice and the Great Transition – A MAHB Dialogue With Author, Humanist Duane Elgin

Geoffrey Holland

Geoffrey Holland – You have said that by 2020, we will be immersed in a perfect storm […]

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Our population is heading towards 10 billion and Chris Packham thinks we might need a one-child policy to save the world

We are putting a strain on the planet, but is the BBC presenter of ‘7.7 Billion People […]

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Climate Change, The Earth Armistice and Comparative State Advantage in Military Spending

 The Military, Financial and Ecological Benefits of the UNSC adopting an Earth Armistice that applies equally to […]

Ivy Mike (yield 10.4 mt) - an atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the U.S. at Enewetak Atoll on 1 November 1952. It was the world's first successful hydrogen bomb. Image in the public domain

The overwhelming case for no first use

The arguments in favor of the United States’ declaring that the only purpose of its nuclear weapons […]

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Australia can no longer call itself the lucky country

Sue Arnold

Australia can no longer call itself the “lucky country”. An ancient dry continent now in ruins, suffering […]

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Leading the Public Into Emergency Mode: Introducing the Climate Emergency Movement

This paper, originally published in April, 2016, under the title, Leading the Public into Emergency Mode: A […]

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Australia’s raging fires will create big problems for fresh drinking water

When huge quantities of ash wash into rivers, dams, and eventually the sea, they will likely pollute […]

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Neighborhoods and bottom up, horizontal governments, to address our global issues

Howard Goldson

Most of the important issues addressed in the MAHB blog series are global in nature. Terrorism, population […]

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Apocalypse Becomes the New Normal

We’re already in the early stages of climate crisis. The past week’s images from Australia have been nightmarish: walls […]

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The New China Scare

Why American Shouldn’t Panic about its latest Challenger. Read the article by selecting ‘download’ under the image […]

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Looking ahead: Hormone-altering chemicals threaten our health, finances and future

Advances in science, legal action and public understanding are existential threats to today’s chemical industry. Investors should […]

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Lab-grown food will soon destroy farming – and save the planet

Scientists are replacing crops and livestock with food made from microbes and water. It may save humanity’s […]

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John Holdren, former Science Advisor to President Obama shares: Insights from Climate Science on Why Wafflers Are Wrong

This lecture discusses Fundamentals of global climate change (CC) Categorizing contrarian confusion-mongering Denial Waffling Surrender Rebutting denial: […]

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Into Raging Sea

With waters rising around them, Pacific Islanders are marrying Space Age technology with ancestral wisdom. The state […]

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How One Billionaire Could Keep Three Countries Hooked On Coal for Decades

SYDNEY, Australia — The vast, untapped coal reserve in northeastern Australia had for years been the object of desire […]

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Consciousness, Cosmos, And The Fate Of Life On Earth – A MAHB Dialogue With Science Philosopher And Systems Theorist Ervin Laszlo

Geoffrey Holland

“The cusp of the process of evolution is bifurcation, which is danger as well as opportunity. Evolution […]

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It is raining plastic

Atmospheric deposition samples were collected using the National Atmospheric Deposition Program / National Trends Network (NADP/NTN) at […]

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Looking Beyond GDP to Evaluate Societal Priorities

Thomas Tunstall

Almost everyone is familiar with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and its use as a measuring stick for […]

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These 3 supertrees can protect us from climate collapse

Dozens of countries have extraordinary tropical forests, but three stand out: Brazil, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic […]

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Millions Around The World Strike on Black Friday for Action on Climate Change

For years, Black Friday has been sold as a holiday day for the consumer. In the 2018, Black Friday […]

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State of the Forest: A meditation on wildland fires

Suze Woolf

I have been painting portraits of individual burned trees for the last eleven years. A landscape painter […]

Native youth and supporters protest in New York against Dakota Access Pipeline by Joe Catron | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0New York, New York -Sioux youth from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation inNorth Dakota rallied with supporters in Union Square after running 2,000 milesacross the United States to protest the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.

Peace Making the Navajo Way

How I fell in love with the depth of the Navajo people and the cultural values they […]

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Our hunter-gatherer future: Climate change, agriculture and uncivilization

For most of human history, about 300,000 years, we lived as hunter gatherers in sustainable, egalitarian communities […]

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