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

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

Food security requires a new revolution

A central responsibility of societies should be supplying adequate nourishment to all. For roughly a third of […]

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The New Threat to Endangered Species? The Trump Administration

Carl Safina

New rules will weaken the landmark law intended to save plants and animals on the brink. Endangered […]

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Pessimism on the Food Front

Abstract: Virtually all trends, biophysical and socioeconomic, suggest that levels of hunger, already high, will only increase […]

MOBRO: High Seas Drifterby Scott Greene
2015, Oil on Canvas on Panel, 50"x64 | Do you remember the MOBRO? The infamous garbage barge back in the early 80’s that couldn’t find a friendly port? It travelled from the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island, a borough of New York City, as far south as Belize and then back - paranoia over potential bio-hazards during the early stages of the AIDS epidemic kept it moving on.


Wagner, David

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT II is a traveling museum exhibition, the purpose of which is 1.) to recognize, document, […]

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An Introduction to “Catalysing mass commitment to transformational change”

Andrew Gaines

We are in an ecological emergency. Our challenge is to inspire mainstream commitment to turning things around.  Therefore, […]

Heart made of leaves.

Changing our Mindset as Agents of Change

Robert Sachs

The late, great rock/jazz artist, Frank Zappa, wrote thought provoking lyrics. In one song, he wrote, “What’s […]

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Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers

Financial sector warned it risks losses from extreme weather and its stakes in polluting firms. The global […]

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Human Appropriation of the products of photosynthesis

Nearly 40% of potential terrestrial net primary productivity is used directly, co-opted, or foregone because of human […]

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Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

The world has warmed more than one degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution. The Paris climate agreement […]


A simple online system that could end plastic pollution

Poorer communities in the developing world bear the brunt of plastic pollution. Could a new digital payment […]

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The Return of Doomsday

The New Nuclear Arms Race—and How Washington and Moscow Can Stop It. The year is 2020. The […]

A burning earth

Robert Reich: Here’s how corporate welfare hurts you

You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs” – by which they […]

A bee and beetle both eating from a flower

Have We Reached a Planetary Tipping Point? – A MAHB Dialogue with Paleobiologists Elizabeth Hadly and Anthony Barnosky

Geoffrey Holland

“The messages that need to be conveyed are that we have the technological wherewithal and that all […]

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Mentally Ill America

Ehrlich, Paul R.

This was originally published as a MAHB Blog in June, 2014.  Well, America has had one more […]

Fracking by Simon Fraser University --University Communications | Flickr | CC BY 2.0The rapid spread of hyrdaulic fracturing contributes to high levels of methane emissions in the US.

An American tragedy: Empires in decline tend to behave badly

Empires in decline tend to behave badly. Indeed, whether British, French or Russian, the twilight years of […]

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Trial by Fire: Experimenting with Sustainability

João Abegão

“Questioning the ostensibly unquestionable premises of our way of life is arguably the most urgent of services […]

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California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change

“Each degree of warming causes way more fire than the previous degree of warming did. And that’s […]

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Growthism: Its Ecological, Economic, and Ethical Limits

We have many problems – poverty, unemployment, environmental destruction, climate change, financial instability, etc. – but only […]

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Low fertility in South Korea: a springboard for social change and conservation

In the 1960s and 70s, South Korea experienced one of the fastest fertility declines in the world, […] 

30 Things Scientists Say Will Happen if the Population Keeps Expanding

The planet’s population continues to balloon–we are currently 7.6 billion individuals, according to the United Nations’ most […]

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Improve contraception access to tackle wildlife crisis, urges campaign

Groups say expanding access to contraception can improve lives and help save wildlife. A UN-backed campaign has […]

Swirling Sunset

A Narrative by Russell Baldwin

Russell Baldwin

I am a Forensic Scientist (FS) with a degree in Biology from the University of California, Irvine. […]


Here Comes the Bad Season

It’s not just this heat wave. July 2019 is likely to be the hottest month ever measured. […]


Advertising effects on environmental decisions

Christopher Johnson

How does advertising influence consumers to take environmentally damaging decisions and how can it positively influence decision […]

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