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


Shibuya crossing through dirty windows by George Alexander Ishida | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Interview with Paul Ehrlich: “Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades”

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation […]

Greenland Summer 2015 by NASA/Goddard/Maria-José Viñas | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Update On the World’s Diminishing Resources, Part III: Melting Ice and Sea Level Rise

Kuo, Gioietta

The following article is the final piece in Gioietta Kuo’s three-part series surveying the world’s diminishing resources. […]

Cover Image for Camouflage As Science Art: Remaining Hidden and Becoming Apparent © Darryle Wheye

Camouflage As Science Art: Remaining Hidden and Becoming Apparent

In this captivating look book, renowned Science Art author and artist Darryl Wheye reveals the mysterious world […]

2 | 4 | 8 by LIZ | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Optimum human population size

ABSTRACT: Although the tremendous size and rate of growth of the human population now influence virtually every aspect […]

Farmer meet Roughneck by Jan Buchholtz | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The limits to substitution: Metaresource depletion and a new economic-ecologic paradigm

Assumptions about substitution are central to differing opinions on the presence of limits to economic growth. In […]

Bighorn Sheep by Oregon Department of Agriculture | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Update On the World’s Diminishing Resources, Part II: Biodiversity

Kuo, Gioietta

The following article is the second piece in Gioietta Kuo’s three-part series surveying the world’s diminishing resources. […]

Women gather to receive contraceptives in Malawi Photo by Lindsay Mgbor, Department for International Development | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Return of the population growth factor –its impact on millennium development goals

A Report of the Hearings by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health. […]

Reducing human population would affect both supply and requirement of working hours. Punch Clock by Tom Blackwell | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

How does human population affect society’s energetic metabolism

The energetic metabolism of societies and the degrowth paradigm: analyzing biophysical constraints and realities Sorman and Giampietro […]

Money Plant by Tax Credits | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Economic Growth is not Compatible With Environmental Sustainability

Federico Demaria challenges the dominant “growth for growth’s sake” credo pointing out that further economic growth is […]

West Kalimantan by Wakx | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

Update On the World’s Diminishing Resources, Part I: Deforestation

Kuo, Gioietta

Introduction The world is at present witnessing an accelerating pace of our use of its precious resources, […]

The Chicago Theological Seminary Building at the University of Chicago by Justin KernFlickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A Plan for The Nations – Step Two

Byron, Arnold J.

The purpose of this writing is to outline a hands-on, work-oriented plan that will heal the planet […]

Images courtesy of Development Alternatives

Dialogue for Engagement and Behaviour Change

Mansingh, Indira

This article was originally published by Alternative Perspectives. The original article can be found here. When India pledged its commitment […]

London snow: gorgeous and deadly. Ilan Kelman.

Rapid Response: Why let snow be a disaster

Kelman, Ilan

Giving real-time context to the headlines: The “Beast from the East” is one of the politer names […]

Engendering the Response to Climate Change by Jervis Sundays, Kenya Red Cross Society | Bread for the World | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Unprecedented Crime: Review

Breen, Howard

This review was first published by on February 16, 2018. The original article can be found […]

Enabling farmers to adapt agri-technologies to local contexts. Photo courtesy of Development Alternatives

Sustainable Agriculture – Calling for a Plurality of Indicators

Hajra, Mayukh

This article was originally published by Alternative Perspectives. The original article can be found here. Food and nutrition security are […]

Though it may prove more arduous, it’s time for humanity to chart a different path. Two Paths by Carles Pradas Lechuga | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

Fatal Errors of Humanity

Ishiguro, Yuji

The current ways of civilization cannot be continued much longer, because the basic concepts of human existence […]


Unprecedented Crime: Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival

From the publisher, Clarity Press: In 2017, the heat waves, extreme wild fires, and flooding around the […]

African elephant in Tanzania by Erika Gavenus

In Defense of Biodiversity: Why Protecting Species from Extinction Matters

A number of biologists have recently made the argument that extinction is part of evolution and that […]

Bhutanese Monk | Photo © J. G. Morrison

Individual Theoretics

Morrison, Jane Gray, Tobias, Michael Charles

The purveyor of biospheric calamities and human notions of hope at once confronts a dizzying chasm: the […]


Why our obsession with GDP ignores harm done to welfare and the world

Tziamalis, Alexander

One of the first things economics students learn about is Gross Domestic Product (GDP). GDP is also […]

Light in the Forest by Craig | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Planting Trees to Offset Backward Steps by Trump Administration

As the United States takes backward steps in meeting its target for the Paris Agreement, British climate scientist […]

Cheetah by Ryan Kilpatrick | Flickr | CC BY-ND 2.0

Cheetah Conservation Fund joins the Population & Sustainability Network

Population and Sustainability Network

The Cheetah Conservation Fund has become the latest conservation NGO to join the Population & Sustainability Network. […]

Upper Ojai with Sulphur Mountain still smoldering, December 6, 2017 by Andrea Adams

Unnatural Disaster: A (Wild)Fire-Side Story

Adams, Andrea

I am an ecologist and conservation biologist. My work with conservation challenges in California and across western […]

Chessboard by borderhacker | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

The “Game” Has Changed: Energy, Money and Technology From the Lens of the Superorganism

Hagens, Nate

Imagine some unrecognizable pieces laid out on a checkerboard. If they were deemed to represent chessmen, then […]

The United Nations Meeting Room by Keith Burns | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A Proposal for a United Nations Framework Convention on Population Growth

Harding, Rob

Introduction Recently, an international assembly of scientists from 184 countries endorsed an article published in the journal Bioscience entitled […]

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