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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 […]

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

The world has warmed more than one degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution. The Paris climate agreement — the nonbinding, unenforceable and already unheeded treaty signed on Earth Day in 2016 — hoped to restrict warming to two degrees. The odds of succeeding, according to a recent study based on current emissions trends, are one […]

Trial by Fire: Experimenting with Sustainability

“Questioning the ostensibly unquestionable premises of our way of life is arguably the most urgent of services we owe our fellow humans and ourselves.” – Zygmunt Bauman, in Globalization: The Human Consequences (2000) A couple of years ago, while studying for my Masters, I attempted to run what most would consider being an almost intolerable and […]

30 Things Scientists Say Will Happen if the Population Keeps Expanding

The planet’s population continues to balloon–we are currently 7.6 billion individuals, according to the United Nations’ most up-to-date estimate. That’s pretty astonishing once you consider that, in 1900, the world had just 1.5 billion people on it. As this expansion shows no indication of slowing, it’s become increasingly important for the scientific community to assess […]

On the Need for an Earth Standard Currency

The author would like to receive feedback on the ideas presented in this piece. Please consider giving feedback in the comments section at the end of the blog. In an age of existential emergency, when the future of human civilization depends on how successfully we manage to overcome the ten global threats which are of […]

World Population Day – July 11, 2019

Sure, you might know that there are more than 7 billion people on earth right now, but how often do you stop to think about what that really means? World Population Day is a holiday that’s dedicated to focusing on the importance of population issues. The day was established by the United Nations as an […]

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