The climate disaster is here

Earth is already becoming unlivable. Will governments act to stop this disaster from getting worse? The enormous, […]

Population, Ecological Footprint, and the Sustainable Development Goals

Abstract  The Anthropocene can be read as being the era when the demand humanity makes on  the […]

Millions of electric car batteries will retire in the next decade. What happens to them?

The quest to prevent batteries – rich in raw materials such as cobalt, lithium and nickel – […]

Tennessee floods show a pressing climate danger across America: ‘Walls of water’

‘Climate change has come barging through the front doors of America’ Janet Rice never suspected that Trace […]

Fast fashion’s waste model is going out of style

Recycling won’t solve the rag trade’s waste problem. Waste is an undeniable part of the fast-fashion business […]

The Most Important Climate Action You Can Take? We Asked Paul Hawken

A Tyee interview with the eminent environmentalist on his new book, ‘Regeneration.’ A record-breaking heat wave, a […]

Outside The City of Grace: appraising dystopia and global sustainability

Abstract The City of Grace: An Urban Manifesto (Wadley, 2020) models an eco-tech settlement, aiming to achieve […]

Food, beer, toys, medical kit. Why is Britain running out of everything?

Poor pay and conditions for HGV drivers and the loss of many thousands of EU workers are […]

Ecobytes: Beef and Brazil’s declining biocapacity

Reducing meat consumption is often presented as one of the most sustainable actions an individual can make. […]

Five myths about population, aging and environmental sustainability

Article republished from The Overpopulation Project, January 21, 2020 For sustainable development, universal wellbeing should be the […]

UK and Ireland among five nations most likely to survive a collapse of global civilisation, study suggests

Researchers say a worldwide breakdown could happen “within a few decades” and have identified five countries most […]

An Analysis of the Potential for the Formation of ‘Nodes of Persisting Complexity’

Abstract Human civilisation has undergone a continuous trajectory of rising sociopolitical complexity since its inception; a trend […]

Deforestation is driven by global markets

The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, […]

The RV Mtafiti: Marine Research Towards Food Security and Economic Development in Kenya

Abstract The acquisition of RV Mtafiti has enabled Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and by […]

The status of Kenya Fisheries

Executive Summary The fisheries resources of Kenya are distributed within the inland freshwater bodies and the Exclusive […]

Technical Report: Socio- Economic Impact of Forest Harvesting Moratorium in Kenya

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Kenya has had two harvesting moratoriums in public and community forests; the first one was […]

Update to limits to growth

Comparing theWorld3 model with empirical data Abstract In the 1972 bestseller Limits to Growth (LtG), the authors […]

Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction

A controversial MIT study from 1972 forecast the collapse of civilization – and Gaya Herrington is here […]

Economics for the future – Beyond the superorganism

Abstract Our environment and economy are at a crossroads. This paper attempts a cohesive narrative on how […]

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“The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself”

Healthy soil can be an economic asset On 26 February 1937, the 32nd President of the United States, […]

The appallingly bad neoclassical economics of climate change

Abstract Forecasts by economists of the economic damage from climate change have been notably sanguine, compared to […]

Learning to Live With Low Fertility

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported much higher inflation than almost anyone predicted, and inflationistas […]

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Pandemic reduces migration, sky does not fall in

Political leaders often bray about the need for continued population growth to benefit “the Economy.” In Australia, […]

Regional Hotspots for Climate Change

Presentation slides based on a recent study submitted for publication. Please download the presentation slides (3) from […]

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What Really Happens When You Donate Your Clothes—And Why It’s Bad

Blame fast fashion. Cleaning out the closet for most millennials goes like this: You slough through the […]