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Debate: How to report on water conflict and cooperation

News reports can influence negotiations over shared water resources and play a key role in determining if […]


Bill Gates is the biggest private owner of farmland in the United States. Why?

Gates has been buying land like it’s going out of style. He now owns more farmland than […]

‘Existential threat to our survival’: see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing

In 1992, 1,700 scientists warned that human beings and the natural world were “on a collision course”. […]

Why Lakes and Rivers should have the same Rights as Humans

Water is essential to life. Yet in the eyes of the law, it remains largely unprotected — […]

Racism and Nuclear Weapons, Part II: Katlyn Turner, Denia Djokić and Aditi Verma on the “Press the Button” podcast

Drs. Katlyn Turner, Denia Djokic, and Aditi Verma are back on “Press the Button” to further explore […]

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Assisting Evolution: How Far Should We Go to Help Species Adapt?

An Australian project to help threatened marsupial species adapt to avoid predatory cats is among a host […]

Peak Phosphorus May Be More Alarming Than Climate Change

Phosphorus is essential to life and the world is running out of it. Roger Sylvester-Bradley is on […]

The Monthly Global Change Review #02

Top photo – “The Beach”, Acrylique sur toile (detail ) (2018) © Hadrien de Corneillan A monthly publication […]

Is this the end of forests as we’ve known them?

Trees lost to drought and wildfires are not returning. Climate change is taking a toll on the […]

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The Animal Rights Conundrum for China

Several years ago, I discussed the situation of animal rights in China with Professor Peter J. Li […]

How much is an elephant worth? Meet the ecologists doing the sums

The idea of being able to put a price on nature is dividing opinion, but the financial […]


How The Climate Community Breeds Its Own Inaction

Climate change is making headlines. Media outlets around the world frequently report on the latest developments around […]


Sustainability Is a Distorted Luxury

We can’t meet the needs of our future if we don’t change how we think about sustainability. […]

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Rethinking Democracy From the Perspective of Political Ecology

This piece originally appeared in Spanish in La Jornada, 1 December 2020. Translation into English by Jane […]

Degrowth and the Unmaking of Capitalism

Liberating our minds from the imperative of endless economic growth and profit maximization is one of the […]

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Stark warning: Combating ecosystem collapse from the tropics to the Antarctic

Eminent scientists warn that key ecosystems around Australia and Antarctica are collapsing, and propose a three-step framework […]

Transforming Sustainability Science to Generate Positive Social and Environmental Change Globally

Despite the decades-long efforts of sustainability science and related policy and action programs, humanity has not gotten […]

From Pornography to Agriculture: Challenging Hierarchy

“At the core of this analysis is a claim that, at first glance, may seem to be […]


The Climate Emergency: 2020 in Review

Despite some promising developments, the need for action has grown even more urgent. The climate emergency has […]

When Greta Thunberg met Margaret Atwood… on Zoom

This is what happened when teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg and veteran author and environmentalist Margaret Atwood […]

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Why I’m feeling hopeful about the environment in 2021

This year, 2021, a number of things are coming together to help achieve a low-carbon future. In […]


By William Rees – Climate change isn’t the problem, so what is?

Thanks to friend and retired blogger Gail Zawacki at Wit’s End for bringing this excellent new talk […]

The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions

There’s a gap between what the numbers indicate are the individual lifestyle choices most effective at reducing […]

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A letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Scientists Warning Europe sent a letter to the Prime Minister in support of Dr. James Hansen’s letter to […]

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They Want to Start Paying Mother Nature for All Her Hard Work

Ignoring the value of nature threatens humanity itself, according to a new British report on biodiversity and […]