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A Plan for the Nations – Step Four

Arnold Byron has previously written about his Plan for the Nations in the MAHB blog. Step Four is a synthesis of these posts and a call to action for how we may ignite this plan. In the beginning plants and animals of every kind were already on the scene. The atmosphere had been cleaned of excess greenhouse gases, […]

A Plan for the Nations –Step Three

Thank you MAHB. Two previous articles of mine have been published to this blogsite: A Plan for the Nations and A Plan for the Nations – Step Two, and I have received insightful feedback from many of you. In my first article I wrote about overpopulation, global warming and nuclear disaster. These are the problems […]

A Plan for The Nations – Step Two

The purpose of this writing is to outline a hands-on, work-oriented plan that will heal the planet and save humanity from the ravages of global warming, overpopulation and nuclear disaster. NO! STOP! The forgoing statement does not explain the purpose of this writing. The purpose of this writing is to outline an idea for an […]

A Plan for the Nations

Please consider this caveat. In this essay, whenever I use plural pronouns such as we, they, us, them, or the names of groups such as everybody, everyone, or people I am referring to all of the people on Earth. Now let us begin the essay. The problem with global warming is that it is global. […]

Rich nations’ climate plans fall short of hopes for Paris summit

With Australia submitting its strategy earlier in the week, Reuters used the pledges of developed nations to calculate if cuts will meet targets for the U.N. summit in Paris. The conclusion, the pledges fall well short of what is needed. Developed nations are on track to cut their greenhouse emissions by almost 30 percent by […]

Niger environmentalists say family planning can help reduce climate change

Environmentalists and youth activists in Niger have embarked on a campaign to fight climate change by encouraging families to reduce the number of children being born. The move is controversial but the activists hope the idea is one more families will consider, to help reduce threats from the destructive effects of a changing climate. Niger is […]

Only a Global Green New Deal Can Save the Planet

Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal is nothing short of remarkable. It faces the climate challenge more honestly and comprehensively than any other proposal yet. It calls for government action on a heroic scale—committing the United States to do its fair share to cut global greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, in line with the findings of […]

Making family planning accessible in resource-poor settings

It is imperative to make family planning more accessible in low resource settings. The poorest couples have the highest fertility, the lowest contraceptive use and the highest unmet need for contraception. It is also in the low resource settings where maternal and child mortality is the highest. Family planning can contribute to improvements in maternal […]

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 focused on the changing status of specific species or communities and protected areas, but has largely neglected the broad-scale socio-economic conditions underlying environmental degradation. We tested national-scale hypotheses regarding the socio-economic predictors of ecosystem change and degradation across […]

It’s time for nations to unite around an International Green New Deal

Several countries have proposed their own versions of a Green New Deal, but climate change knows no borders. We need a global response. n times of crisis and catastrophe, children are often forced to grow up quickly. We are now witnessing this premature call to action on a planetary scale. As the adults in government […]

Psychological and Educational Dimensions of Sustainability Planning

IPAT. Impact= Population x Affluence x Technology. A commonly understood formula used to express the idea that environmental influence is the product of these three factors. The focus of our Love-Power Institute centers on Affluence and Addictive Appetite. Overpopulation is outside of our expertise, and we’ll address technology in a linked essay in the MAHB […]

Planetary Stewardship in the Anthropocene – A Dialogue with Astrobiologist David Grinspoon

This is an ongoing Q&A blog series focused on the need to embrace our common planetary citizenship. David Grinspoon is Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute. His research focuses on comparative planetology, with a focus on climate evolution on Earth-like planets and implications for habitability. He has also studied, written and lectured on the […]

A Proposal for a United Nations Framework Convention on Population Growth

Introduction Recently, an international assembly of scientists from 184 countries endorsed an article published in the journal Bioscience entitled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice”. As the warning states, “We are jeopardizing our future by not reining in our intense but geographically and demographically uneven material consumption and by not perceiving continued rapid population growth as […]

Population Stabilization and Planetary Stewardship at 2015 ESA Annual Meeting

August 13, 2015 | 8-11:00 AM (EDT) | Baltimore, MD | 2015 ESA Annual Meeting Organizer: Karin E. Limburg | Co-organizer: Jonathan J. Cole | Moderator: William H. Schlesinger “Good stewardship of the planet requires guaranteeing the survival and health of remaining wildlife and natural ecosystems and repairing past damage to nature where possible, while improving people’s quality of life […]

Population Stabilization and Planetary Stewardship at 2015 ESA Annual Meeting

August 13, 2015 | 8-11:00 AM (EDT) | Baltimore, MD | 2015 ESA Annual Meeting Organizer: Karin E. Limburg Co-organizer: Jonathan J. Cole Moderator: William H. Schlesinger “Good stewardship of the planet requires guaranteeing the survival and health of remaining wildlife and natural ecosystems and repairing past damage to nature where possible, while improving people’s […]

Building a Wellbeing Economy

This article was originally published in Open Democracy on June 11, 2019. Meeting the challenges of the 21st century means ending the pursuit of perpetual growth, and building an economy that is regenerative, collaborative and purposeful. The desk at which this is being written is located in the heart of an economics department, surrounded by […]

Land use policy key to reining in global warming, U.N. report warns

Slashing greenhouse gas emissions from cars and power plants won’t be enough to avoid the worst effects of climate change. To meet the goals of the Paris climate accord, experts say, humanity also needs a new approach to managing the land beneath its feet. A sweeping new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on […]

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