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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 […]

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 […]

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

Science is an important tool to help develop solutions as we address the global ecological crisis. Science has helped understand causes and develop solutions to many subsets of our systemic crisis, including climate disruption; species extinctions; pollution; energy challenges; food, water, and soil challenges; ocean acidification; nitrogen cycle disruption, and more. However, scientists can yield […]

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 United Nations issued a dire warning: Unless carbon emissions fall by about 45 percent by 2030, we will face a world of climate chaos—more frequent droughts and floods, decimated coral reefs, and cities swamped by rising seas. Soon after, the […]

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

Introduction Part I – Carbon is King Summary of Part II — The Entropy of Carbon Welcome to this summary of Part II of the Silver Gun Hypothesis. In Part I we considered that all life is carbon-based, and that living organisms dissipate energy for homeostasis. These ideas were highlighted to prepare us for Part II, […]

This brutal creature is wiping out everything besides itself

Something is wrong with humanity. We have a broken relationship with the world. After decades of inaction to slow climate warming that’s causing sea level rise, sea levels are — wait for it — rising. A new report projects worse than previous predictions (due to aforementioned inaction), possibly 6 feet in this century. It could swamp large […]

Earth vs. The Amoeba

Earth Day Talk, Stockholm Wisconsin, April 22, 2019 We have many narratives about our culture; -that we are God’s children; that we are clever and industrious and headed to the stars; that we will continue to grow our economy throughout the coming century leading to a world of material abundance for all humans, etc.  All […]

Earth vs. The Amoeba

Earth Day Talk, Stockholm Wisconsin, April 22, 2019 We have many narratives about our culture; -that we are God’s children; that we are clever and industrious and headed to the stars; that we will continue to grow our economy throughout the coming century leading to a world of material abundance for all humans, etc.  All […]

The Triad of Furies Human- Overpopulation, Immigration and Reproductive Rights

This is an abridged version. Read the full piece here. In ancient Greek mythology, the Erinyes, also called the Furies, were three divine beings tasked with keeping a watchful eye on the demeanour shown by humanity. One way they did this was by listening to grievances from other mortals, to swiftly deliver judgment and torment […]

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