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


Money Plant by Tax Credits | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy

From the publisher: Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value […]


Where now for the environment movement? Weathercocks and signposts ten years on

Tom Crompton and the Common Cause Foundation call for the environmental movement to move away from the […]


Is Vasectomy a Women’s Issue?

Smith, Dedra

Around the world, about 33% of married women opt for tubal ligation as their best guarantee of […]

2 | 4 | 8 by LIZ | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Come On! Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet

A new report to the Club of Rome by the co-presidents Ernst von Weizsäcker and Anders Wijkman […]

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Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic

Pause for a moment to look around and note how industrialization has changed your everyday life. The […]


The Silver Gun Hypothesis: New Model for a Sustainable Carbon Economy

Delton Chen

Introduction Many people are hoping that civilization will undergo an economic transformation for the objective of becoming […]

Young mangrove saplings growing in Kubu Raya, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. by Sigit Deni Sasmito/CIFOR

John D. Liu Interview: “It Is Possible to Rehabilitate Large-Scale Damaged Ecosystems.”

Italian Agronomist Riccardo Tucci (, along with World Permaculture Association Executive Director Rhamis Kent, interview film-maker and ecologist […]

American Mine (Carlin, Nevada 2, 2007) by David Maisel

EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss

Dobb, Edwin, Koch, Peter

The age of the sacrifice zone He could see farther into the ground than any other mining […]

Participants explore consumption in America at the Stanford Design School | Image by Nico Sandi

Empowering Conscious Consumption

Wilburn, Eric

What are the drivers of unconscious consumption? On May 14th, an interdisciplinary group of fifteen Stanford undergraduate […]

Image: Washington's second inauguration at Philadelphia, by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863-1930)

When Winning in Court Won’t Save the Environment: Looking for a Plan “C” (Part 2)

Stronberg, Joel

Wouldn’t it be great if we could put questions of climate policy directly to voters? It would […]

Illustration by Albert Dorne

When Winning in Court Won’t Save the Environment: Looking for a Plan “C” (Part 1)

Stronberg, Joel

Q. What if a government refused to comply with a court order directing it to put into […]

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Systems Thinking, Critical Thinking, and Personal Resilience

Richard Heinberg discusses how systems thinking, critical thinking, and personal resilience are central to dealing with “knowing […]

Healthy Minds, Healthy Planet

During the 2018 Stanford Hard Earth Lecture Series, Eric Wilburn discussed personal resilience, the role of mindfulness, […]

Image by Jean Arnold, Association for the Tree of Life

We Are All in the Clutches of the Delusion Dragon

Mielke, Michael

It’s time to accept that we are not going to dislodge the entrenched interests holding back effective […]

CO2 emissions by Ian Britton | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

The Energy-emissions Trap

Authors Martin R. Sers and Peter A. Victor explore the looming energy-emissions trap. ABSTRACT: The requirement to reduce […]

Jeff Bezos by Mathieu Thouvenin | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

If I had Jeff Bezos’ Money

Holland, Geoffrey

At this moment in time, Jeff Bezos, founder of, is the richest man in the world.  […]


The Earth’s Atmosphere as a Global Trust

Establishing proportionate state responsibility to maintain, restore and sustain the global atmosphere Thomas Boudreau argues it is […]

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

Slowing Population Growth Humanely: LARCs Reduce Abortions, Poverty –and Up Savings

Harte, Mary Ellen

Though both population growth and consumption have been identified as the two main factors fueling most of […]

Image: D'où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous. P. Gaugin 1897

Where Are We Going? The 40 Shades of Gray

Hagens, Nate

The Human Predicament In the 19th century painting shown above, Paul Gaugin takes a species level view, […]

A systems approach requires us to connect the dots  | Image by Stephan Kiessling | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Jaws and the Mob on Ecotopia

Paul R. Ehrlich, along with Jaws collaborator and co-author Sandra Kahn, join hosts Susan and Stephen Tchudi on […]

The Chicago Theological Seminary Building at the University of Chicago by Justin KernFlickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A Plan for the Nations –Step Three

Byron, Arnold J.

Thank you MAHB. Two previous articles of mine have been published to this blogsite: A Plan for […]

Painting of Girl Blowing Questions photo by Matthew Paul Argall | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

What Should I Do? The response ‘reduce human population’ demands more reflection.

Prieto, Pedro

“What should I do?” It is a question anyone who works in the realm of existential threats […]

David Suzuki - Blue Dot Tour - Vancouver, BC, Canada by kris krüg | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

David Suzuki Is Right: Neoliberal Economics Are ‘Pretend Science’

Rees, William E.

How a National Post column attacking environmental activist misses the mark. This opinion piece was first published […]

Venus - May 18 2016 by Kevin Gill | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Extinction vs. Collapse: Does it matter?

McDonald, Samuel Miller

Climate twitter – the most fun twitter – has recently been relitigating the debate between human extinction […]

Mind the Gap by Leo Marco | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Believing in climate change, but not behaving sustainably: Evidence from a one-year longitudinal study

Are people who are highly concerned about climate change more likely to take individual-level pro-environmental behaviors than […]

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