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


Yes, the Climate Crisis May Wipe out Six Billion People

One thing the climate crisis underscores is that Homo sapiens are not primarily a rational species. When […]

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Bioethical reflection on the use of GMOs

Nuša Zupan

According to some estimates, about 60 percent of the products in stores around the world contain parts […]

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As Society Unravels, the Future Is Up for Grabs

As civilization faces an existential crisis, our leaders demonstrate their inability to respond. Theory of change shows […]


Calling All Hackers – Endangered Wildlife Needs You

In recent months, there’s been a global push to get tech companies to help combat terrorist activities — to […]


Myopia, GDP and other fertility drugs of the 21st Century

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


Billionaires prepping for an apocalyptic ‘event’ — but what happens to everyone else?

The Earth is in the midst of an environmental disaster. Humankind may not survive the Anthropocene. Climatologists […]


What If We Stopped Pretending?

There is infinite hope,” Kafka tells us, “only not for us.” This is a fittingly mystical epigram from […]

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Food Will Decide the Human Future

The fate of human civilization in the mid-21st Century turns critically on food. Success in overcoming the […]

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Yet another emerging global crisis- Homelessness

Before we discuss the global phenomenon of homelessness we need to understand one of the driving forces […]

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Remembering September 11th – A MAHB Dialogue

Geoffrey Holland

Today, we look back at the infamous terror attack that took place on 9/11/01. The motivation for […]

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Free Webinar: The role of indigenous communities in reducing climate change through sustainable land use practices

The climate crisis demands urgent action, yet we live in a politically polarized and paralyzed world. As […]

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World doesn’t have bandwidth to handle climate change-led migration

Sunita Narain

This blog was originally published by Down to Earth on August 19, 2019. Every year is the […]

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Galactic Panspermia

Abstract: We present an analytic model to estimate the total number of rocky or icy objects that could […]


Listening for Greensong

Erik Assadourian

This blog was originally published by on July 31, 2019. All around us is Greensong—the sounds, […]

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Noam Chomsky explains how the United States is committing ‘a form of criminality with literally no historical antecedent’

In a new interview with MIT Press, famed linguist and political thinker Noam Chomsky offered brief thoughts on the […]

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It’s Time For A Convention Of States

Having marked 60 years of statehood, despite challenges, our islands have been a place where one can […]


Fossil fuel burning leaps to new record, crushing clean energy and climate efforts

Despite decades of promises to prevent a climate crisis, the primary cause of it — global fossil […]


Socio-economic predictors of environmental performance among African nations

Socio-economic changes in Africa have increased pressure on the continent’s ecosystems. Most research investigating environmental change has […]

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Connecting the Dots: Insane Trade and Climate Chaos

Sean Keller

This article was originally published in Local Futures on May 14, 2019. Imagine a world where food routinely […]

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It’s worth a daily reminder: When markets are up, the environment is down

Richard Kool

This article was originally published in The Conversation on May 9, 2019. Many Canadians listen to the […]

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The World Economy Is A Pyramid Scheme, Steven Chu Says

The world economy is based on ever-increasing population, said Nobel laureate Steven Chu, a scheme that economists don’t […]

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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 […]

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