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Reducing Inequalities and Ensuring Access to Basic Needs

This article was originally published by Alternative Perspectives. The original article can be found here. India is welcoming a trend of growth and development; at the same time the population is growing too. However, the standard of living is increasing only for a certain segment of people, environmental challenges are becoming evident, and access to resources is increasingly […]

Racial Inequality and Boundaries of Analysis

We’re all familiar with the popular understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement, or at least the popular, progressive understanding. You might also be aware of the populace that thinks the group is composed of Muslim terrorists trying to institute Sharia Law, but hopefully you’ve seen past that out-group-biased, tribalist rhetoric to see BLM for […]

The Blame Game, Testosterone and 2℃

This article was originally published August, 2017 by Planet Experts. It can be found here. It is shared on the MAHB site in light of the recent publication of the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), which represents Volume I of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4). The best tool for investigating a problem is asking the right […]

Global work on a basic ethical philosophy for our species

The time has come when it is increasingly necessary for our species to work together on figuring out what we should do, not just about the environment but about all the problems (essentially pain, suffering, disability, and early death, with even a threat to our survival as a species) caused by our non-optimal behavior. But […]

A Plan for the Nations

Please consider this caveat. In this essay, whenever I use plural pronouns such as we, they, us, them, or the names of groups such as everybody, everyone, or people I am referring to all of the people on Earth. Now let us begin the essay. The problem with global warming is that it is global. […]

Humanianity: From authoritarian ethics to rational ethics based upon the HUEP

We hear more and more frequently that our species is affecting our planet (nonliving and living things, including ourselves) in ways that are highly dangerous to our species, and life in general. These negative effects are the outcomes of things that we do, individually and as groups. The list of these dangerous activities and their […]

Grotesque Global Inequity Threatens Ecological Collapse and Horrific Death for All

Hundreds of millions of global elites feast upon the finest delicacies a diminished Earth has to offer, as billions struggle to meet basic needs, and oligarchs amass unheard of wealth and entire governments. Each in their own way destroys our one shared biosphere that makes Earth habitable. This article was originally published on September 24th […]

MIT Climate CoLab contest Shifting Attitudes and Behaviors

MAHB member Andrew Gaines submitted an entry to the current MIT Climate CoLab contest Shifting Attitudes and Behaviors. The submission is called Catalyzing systemic change to solve global warming. The key idea is that the millions of groups in the environmental-progressive movement are an underutilized resource in the effort to solve global warming. The proposal outlines the Great Transition Initiative – a platform […]

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