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


What Ballooning Carbon Emissions Will Do to Trees

Many forecasts for climate change assume that tropical forests will continue to soak up carbon dioxide as […]


Population growth will make it harder to meet EU climate goals, while stable or declining populations will help cut greenhouse gas emissions in the EU

In the following exercise, we demonstrate how different migration and fertility-influencing policies can lead to large differences […]

Mayan society experienced a gradual decline over three centuries. Photo by Rod Waddington/Flickr

Civilisational Collapse Has a Bright Past – But a Dark Future

Is the collapse of a civilisation necessarily calamitous? The failure of the Egyptian Old Kingdom towards the […]

A bee and beetle both eating from a flower

Protecting Natural Systems in an Era of Emerging Planetary Consciousness – A Stanford MAHB Dialogue with Randy Hayes

Geoffrey Holland

I pledge allegiance to the Earth To its mountains, rivers, soil, and sky One planet irreplaceable To […]


The Most Powerful Mindfulness Is Future-Focused

Use mental time travel to navigate your destiny. Mindfulness—practiced by concentrating deeply on every sensation in the […]

The author and his son at the Global Climate Strike in Hartford, Connecticut

Raising an Ecowarrior: The Early Childhood Years

Erik Assadourian

Nearly four years ago I wrote in Adbusters about how I had been raising my son to […]


IPCC special report: Climate Change and Land

An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse […]

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What It’s Like Living in One of the Hottest Cities on Earth—Where It May Soon Be Uninhabitable

It’s just after 7 in the morning in the Pakistani city of Jacobabad, and donkey-cart driver Ahsan […]


Social policy starts at home

By designing a policy package around the needs of contemporary families, political leaders can promote women’s rights, […]


The end times are here, and I am at Target

It’s a theory of mine that life in most societies involves being keenly aware that the end […]


Building a Wellbeing Economy

Katherine Trebeck

This article was originally published in Open Democracy on June 11, 2019. Meeting the challenges of the […]


Land use policy key to reining in global warming, U.N. report warns

Slashing greenhouse gas emissions from cars and power plants won’t be enough to avoid the worst effects […]

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The Methane Gun

Julian Cribb

In all the sound and fury over climate change, too little public and media attention has been […]


Climate Change Is Making Hawaii’s Beaches More Dangerous

Climate change is contributing to a litany of conditions that can make swimming, snorkeling and surfing more […]


Climate change is sapping nutrients from our food — and it could become a global crisis

Feeding a planet inhabited by 10 billion people by mid-century — already a daunting task — is […]


National Clean Air Program: Key Features, Challenges

A five-year National Clean Air Programme plan was launched by the [Indian] Government in January 2019 with […]


Are We Doomed? Let’s Have a Conversation

My most recent essay, in which I discussed a highly publicized controversy over the efficacy of plans for […]

Robert Bateman Carmanah Contrasts | 1989, Acrylic on Canvas, 40x45

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First Comes the Heart, Then Comes the Action

Bateman, Robert

This blog is part of  the Environmental Impact II series produced by David Wagner. This blog was originally published […]

A Brokpa Woman and Her Dog, Eastern Bhutan, Photo (C) M.C.Tobias

The Real Case for Saving Species: We Don’t Need Them, But They Need Us

Conservationists argue that humans need to save species in order to save ourselves. The truth is we […]


Impact of Population Growth

John P. Holdren, Paul R. Ehrlich

It is more important now than ever to talk about population. What will we do if we […]


Niger environmentalists say family planning can help reduce climate change

Environmentalists and youth activists in Niger have embarked on a campaign to fight climate change by encouraging […]

The climate march in DC, 2017

Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action

Nearly 400 scientists have endorsed a civil disobedience campaign aimed at forcing governments to take rapid action […]

uterine armor by +mara | flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Population policies, programmes and the environment

Human consumption is depleting the Earth’s natural resources and impairing the capacity of life-supporting ecosystems. Humans have […]

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The Restoration: Using negative emissions to reduce the amount of CO2

The Restoration as an immediate imperative:  Using negative emissions to reduce the amount of CO2 to below […]

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