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


Ulistac Natural Area, Santa Clara by goodharbor | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

If you can’t build well, then build nothing at all

Scientists must call out — not merely greenwash — infrastructure building that will ruin environments, lives and […]


Jeff Bridges on California Wildfires & Climate Change

Jeff talks about the devastating fires in California, his terrifying experience evacuating after a natural disaster, making […]

Photo illustration courtesy of World Population Balance

Yes, (Over)Population IS a Problem!

Alan Ware, Dave Gardner

In July, published an opinion piece by Chris Smaje titled Population: What’s the Problem?  As sustainable population advocates, […]


Weekly News Update November 14th

Jonathan Staufer

Bill McKibben wrote perhaps the best summary of high and low points of the American midterm elections for […]

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Can Digital Technologies Build a Viable Future for Enacting Sustainable Development Goals?

Ugur Parlar

Digital transformations are changing and challenging virtually every aspect of our lives. Of course, this is hardly […]

Taking over the world | Shutterstock

The Secret of Eternal Growth? It’s Wishful Thinking

My article is a rebuttal to Michael Liebreich’s recent unsettling essay, The Secret of Eternal Growth.  Liebreich seems to […]


Hearing on the proposed repeal of methane emissions regulations

The ONLY hearing on the proposed repeal of methane emissions regulations will take place in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday […]

The author has hypothesized that more old-growth forests have been lost than the biosphere can bear.

Compositional response of Amazon forests to climate change

The attached paper, led by Adriane Esquivel-Muelbert and involving more than 100 researchers, has important conclusions about […]

Solar panel installation atop Serentiy House

Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood’s Energy Needs, Study Finds

“The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water.” […]


Cargo ships are the world’s worst polluters, so how can they be made to go green?

Shipping produces more carbon emissions than most countries and pollutes the oceans. Will slowing vessels or making […]

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Systems Thinking and How It Can Help Build a Sustainable World: A Beginning Conversation

Megan Seibert

This article was originally published in the July 2018 Edition of The Solutions Journal “For some, the development […]


Weekly News Update Nov 7th

Jonathan Staufer

Tony Hoagland passed away on October 23. The poet hoped for humankind’s peaceful transition in the world it has […]


The Age of Stupid

The Age of Stupid is a 2009 British documentary film by Franny Armstrong, director of McLibel (1997) and Drowned Out (2002), and founder of 10:10, […]

Favoured Trees | Flickr

Available Data and Reason Tell Us

Peter Seidel

Statistics from the United States government and the United Nations show us that we are bringing about […]

Front Cover of Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic | Stanford University Press

Join Paul Ehrlich and Sandra Kahn in discussing ‘Jaws’ at The Commonwealth Club, November 13th

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th  | 6:00 PM The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium San […]


Volunteers Wanted

Dear MAHB members, The MAHB community is full of thinkers, doers, activist, artist and more. We are […]

Big Speak


Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R.

Many civilizations have disappeared in the past, but today for the first time a global civilization is […]

Labadee, Haiti by steviep187 | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti and other areas affected by Hurricane Matthew

The Way Forward: Survival 2100

Industrialised world reductions in material throughput, energy use, and environmental degradation of over 90% will be required […]


Weekly News Update October 31st

Jonathan Staufer

Roads are a tear in the fabric of life, but if we’re going to have cars, they […]

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Freud’s Model and Madison’s Invention

Salmony, Steve Earl

For psychologists the terms superego, ego and id are commonplace and refer to institutions of the mind […]

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We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the […]


China’s One Belt One Road

Learn more about China’s One Belt One Road project and it’s effects on the environment.  

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.

Striking Photos of Human Scars on Earth

Edward Burtynsky’s images show ‘the indelible marks left by humankind on the geological face of our planet’. […]


IPCC Warns, Extreme Weather Devastates, But Where is the Action?

On October 8, IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change) held its latest conference in Incheon, Republic of […]

The author and the one child she chose to have, 30 years ago. Concern about overpopulation was a factor in her choice.

How Many Children Do U.S. Women REALLY Want?

Harte, Mary Ellen

“How many children do you want?” is a question that simply has not been asked of women […]

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