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An initiative of Stanford University, bringing the best science to civil society

MAHB Conversation: Nuclear Threats

Join the MAHB on Friday, October 2nd at 3:30pm for a conversation with Noel Christina Macpherson Wauchope […]

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A Positive Narrative for the Anthropocene

David P. Turner

This  blog was first published at Taming the Technosphere on July 16, 2020 The discipline of Earth […]


In 2012, “Nature” published a study led by more than 20 researchers from the top scientific institutions […]

Green teen memes: how TikTok could save the planet

The video-sharing app has 800 million users, many of them conscious young eco-influencers campaigning on issues from […]

How the world is combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Since the beginning of 2020, every aspect of our world has changed in an unrecognizable way.   […]

Jane Goodall Interview: What It Means to Be Human

Jane Goodall’s early research studying chimpanzees helped shape the self-understanding of our species and recalled modern Western […]

Circular economy: 10 awesome ideas to reuse packaging

In this whiteboard animation, I present 10 inspiring ideas to reuse packaging and avoid single-use packaging based […]

Mick Meilahn’s Primordial Shift

David J. Wagner

“An ear of corn is the point of convergence for my dual careers in farming and art. […]

Earth overshoot day and population

Too many people consuming too many resources and generating too much waste: that’s why humanity keeps pushing […]

Are Emotions the Magic Key to Solving Our Global Problems?

Katelyn Dowling

Seven years ago I began the heuristic inquiry portion of my doctoral dissertation on emotions and global […]

A Major Oil Pipeline Project Strikes Deep at the Heart of Africa

Despite the global plunge in oil prices, a major pipeline that would carry oil 900 miles across […]

Social Norms for Sustainable Development

Empower us, invest in a sustainable future. Inspiring stories can be powerful, versatile gifts. They might give […]

Deforestation and world population sustainability: a quantitative analysis

In this paper we afford a quantitative analysis of the sustainability of current world population growth in […]

Climate Change Will Likely Influence Fertility Rates

Many of climate change’s demographic impacts—including those on migration, health, and mortality—are well known. But will climate […]

Safe Climate: A Report of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

This is a report of good practices demonstrating that effective actions are available to simultaneously address climate […]

#morerainbows by Marie Cameron California Fires


Marie Cameron

Photo courtesy Marie Cameron © 2020 (detail) I asked artists to share their reflections about the period […]

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The Politics of the Solar Age – A MAHB Dialogue with Author and Global Futurist Hazel Henderson

Geoffrey Holland

Geoffrey Holland – Humanity is immersed in a swirling storm of existential challenges for which we alone […]

Joe Biden

Who Can Win America’s Politics of Humiliation?

Trump or Biden? About four years ago, without asking anybody, I changed my job description. It used […]

Consider the Gaia Hypothesis

Grossman, Richard

 “… nature is sending us a message.”   Inger Andersen Executive Director, UN Environment Program We all depend […]

Nuclear waste: keep out for 100,000 years

Nuclear agencies are searching for the signs, language and solutions that will warn our descendants to stay […]

The future has arrived. These explosive fires are our climate change wakeup call

Scientists have been warning of the growing threat of climate change, and now those projections are a […]

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