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

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Is Roundup Killing More than just Weeds?

Bridget Doherty

  Roundup weed killer is an effective herbicide that is used in more than 130 countries worldwide, […]

Mandy Coppes-Martin Tragedy of the Commons 2016 Madagascan Silk, meranti wood and paper thread. 140x100x100 cm.  Learn more about Mandy Coppes-Martin's work here

The UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm 1972 and the Interrelations between Intergovernmental Discourse Framing and Activist Influence

The UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm 1972 and the Interrelations between Intergovernmental Discourse Framing […]

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Student perspectives in learning about sustainability and the human predicament

The MAHB’s June Newlsetter featured student perspectives from three different universities. All students are taking courses related […]

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Global Inequality in the Time of Climate Emergency

In late 2017, David Wallace-Well’s piece in New York Magazine, The Uninhabitable Earth, landed like a bomb.  In mid-2018 […]


Family Planning for forests and people – the success story of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country of exceptionally rich and well-protected biodiversity. It is a solid democracy where […]

Figure 1. Rainforest in the Congo Basin being destroyed for a Chinese-funded road construction project (photo by William Laurance).

Conservation in human-dominated landscapes: Lessons from the distribution of the Central American squirrel monkey

Abstract It is becoming increasingly evident that many species can tolerate different degrees of habitat perturbation and […]


The work of Professor William Davis

Artist Bill Davis has worked on 6 continents. His project, No Dark in Sight, is funded to exhibit how artificial […]

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The maths problem that could bring the world to a halt

It’s not easy to accurately predict what humans want and when they will want it. We’re demanding […]

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To Catalyze Effective Sustainability Solutions, Science Must Study and Transform Itself

Brian D. Fath, Dan Fiscus

Science is an important tool to help develop solutions as we address the global ecological crisis. Science […]


The night sky and other lost places: Teaching sustainability and lifting fresh voices | MAHB Newsletter, June 2019

Life on Earth is largely organized by the rhythm of light and darkness. For billions of years, […]

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Resilience in Fukushima: Contribution to a Political Economy of Consent

Abstract This article is a contribution to the political economy of consent based on the analysis of […]

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The Undeniable Truth – A MAHB Dialogue with Actress, Athlete, Planetary Activist Alexandra Paul

Holland, Geoffrey

 “I believe if we focus on kindness to all living creatures and the planet, we would alleviate […]

Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion Heathrow Disruption Proposal

An Extinction Rebellion team has proposed a pressure and movement building action in the context of the […]

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Legal defeats pile up for Trump rollbacks

The Trump administration has failed to successfully defend any climate-related regulatory rollbacks before the courts during the […]

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Resources of the Spirit in the Race Against Climate Change

Wendy Petersen Boring

What resources will we need to face the climate to come? In this interview, four climate activists […]


A Declining Population Need Not Cause Angst

Total births in the United States fell last year to about 3.79 million, the smallest number in […]

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Catalysing mass commitment to transformational change

This is a presentation about how we can align to catalyse mainstream commitment to a life-affirming culture, […]

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Blue Oceans Green Seas: The 1% Solutions, Part II

Boudreau, Thomas

INTRODUCTION: GREENING THE OCEANS An earlier article argued that the “Iron Hypothesis” consisting of the appropriate Iron […]


Certain technologies are an existential threat. Is Technology itself an existential threat?

“We need to see that our human technologies are coherent with earth technologies so that they protect […]

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You Don’t Have to Be a Vegan to Be a Climate-Friendly Eater

But recent studies underscore the need to dial back our burger habit. Last October, scientists convened by the […]

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New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ Starting in 2050

The climate change analysis was written by a former fossil fuel executive and backed by the former […]

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Summary of Part II of the Silver Gun Hypothesis: The Entropy of Carbon

Delton Chen

Introduction Part I – Carbon is King Summary of Part II — The Entropy of Carbon Welcome to […]

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When policymakers ignore science, children pay the price

Richard Jackson

It’s time to reject the myth that pouring harmful chemicals and particles into our air won’t destroy […]

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What Collected Behavior Creates Sustainability

“Global Sustainability is determined by the collected behavior of 7 billion people. This behavior must be determined […]


Climate anxiety is real, but there’s something you can do about it

A student in Wendy Petersen Boring’s climate-change-focused class said she woke at 2 a.m. and then cried for two […]

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