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The moment when the surface of a soap bubble, broken by a nail, has begun to collapse and fall apart, but hasn't finished yet. Collapse by Sober Rabbit | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Keep In Mind: The Thugs Running the U.S. Government Are a Small Part of the Story

Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R.

Everyone seems fascinated by the behavior of the sexual predator who is president of the United States, […]

Earth and North America from Space - digitally restored by Royce Bair | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Opinion: First thoughts on Trump-era science

Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R.

Stanford researchers Paul and Anne Ehrlich offer suggestions on coping in a world where science suddenly feels […]

The London School of Economics by Max Nathan | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Faith-Based Economics: The Corporate World and the Survival of Civilization

Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R.

 In 1966 distinguished economist Kenneth Boulding wrote: “Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever […]

Saddle-billed stork –one of the beauties of the Okavango Delta. | PR Ehrlich

Beyond the Big Five

Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R.

For first-time visitors to Africa, the must-see fauna there usually is what hunters used to call the […]

Rifle fish (Archer fish), totemic animal of Rifle Fish Clan  
Photo by Paul Ehrlich and Chris Turnbull

Quinkan Art: Preserving the Deep Past

Beattie, Andrew, Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R., Turnbull, Christine

Humanity does not have a good record when it comes to caring for signs of its past accomplishments. Napoleon’s gunners famously […]

Male leaving the nest hole in the termite mound after feeding a chick, which can be seen  in the entrance to the cavity, which is deep enough for the young to retreat far inside | Photo by Paul R. Ehrlich

Another Aussie Parrot at Risk

Beattie, Andrew, Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R., Turnbull, Christine

In a previous post to the MAHB Blog the story of the endangered orange-bellied parrot of Tasmania […]

Orange-bellied parrot by Paul Ehrlich

Islands As Harbingers

Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R.

The decline of animal biodiversity in the Pacific discussed in our last blog is hardly confined to […]

Tuamoto sandpiper c. Peter Harrison

Collapse of Avian Biodiversity in the Pacific

Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R.

We arrived off Ducie Island at dawn on October 12. The rough seas and the air above […]

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Humanity’s Gamble (II)

Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R.

Our apparently robust civilization is facing a prospect of global breakdown as major support systems begin to […]

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Humanity’s Gamble (I)

Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R.

Humanity today complacently assumes that the world agricultural system can continue to feed the huge and growing […]