Who’s to blame?

The Covid-19 blame game is as out of control as the virus.  This was as inevitable as […]

Pandemics Kill Compassion, Too

You may not like who you’re about to become. Some disasters, like hurricanes and earthquakes, can bring […]

What’s driving Africa’s population growth. And what can change it

Population growth rates continue to pose lingering challenges to development efforts on the continent. The population of […]

The Real Case for Saving Species: We Don’t Need Them, But They Need Us

Conservationists argue that humans need to save species in order to save ourselves. The truth is we […]

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Galactic Panspermia

Abstract: We present an analytic model to estimate the total number of rocky or icy objects that could […]

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky explains how the United States is committing ‘a form of criminality with literally no historical antecedent’

In a new interview with MIT Press, famed linguist and political thinker Noam Chomsky offered brief thoughts on the […]

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Pessimism on the Food Front

Abstract: Virtually all trends, biophysical and socioeconomic, suggest that levels of hunger, already high, will only increase […]

The perils of short-termism: Civilization’s greatest threat

For many of us currently in adulthood, how often can we truly say we are thinking about […]

What Collected Behavior Creates Sustainability

“Global Sustainability is determined by the collected behavior of 7 billion people. This behavior must be determined […]

Why Climate Change and Social Justice Must be Addressed Separately

The following paragraph is from “Climate Policy After the Yellow Vests” (Dissent, spring 2019) by Colin Kinniburgh. […]

Hard Choices: Green New Deal and SA Climate Ready

This past February, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office released an updated version of her Green New Deal bill. The […]

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Empowering Personal Green Deals: Legislating the Prevention of U.S. Unintended Pregnancies

Averting environmental and social costs Envision any woman – or man – in the United States being […]

The strongmen strike back

Authoritarianism has reemerged as the greatest threat to the liberal democratic world — a profound ideological, as […]

Climate and Controversy

As a locus for fact-finding and evaluating competing claims while the political branchesare deadlocked, the courtroom can […]

Anand Giridharadas Delivers a Harsh Message to Rich Techie Philanthropists

During a panel on the need for a more democratic approach to philanthropy, Giridharadas said our age of “extraordinary elite […]

Eradication of diphtheria tetanus by Michael Tobias

The Eradication of Diphtheria Tetanus

The Eradication of Diphtheria Tetanus is Michael Tobias’ newly released play. The United States is well into […]

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Cascading biases against poorer countries

Sivan Kartha, et al. respond to the Robiou du Pont, et al. (2016) article Equitable mitigation to […]

In Defense of Biodiversity: Why Protecting Species from Extinction Matters

A number of biologists have recently made the argument that extinction is part of evolution and that […]

The Theoretical Individual

Imagination, Ethics and the Future of Humanity From the publisher: How can the one influence the many? […]

Where to? Genetic Engineering —Genetically Modified Organisms, GMO, Synthetic Life and Bioethics

Authors Gioietta Kuo and Lane Jennings consider the different directions the future could push genetic modification research, […]

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Fairly sharing 1.5

National fair shares of a 1.5 °C-compliant global mitigation effort What do national-level fair shares look like […]

Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene: An emerging paradigm

Editors Brown and Timmerman bring together a comprehensive look at the origins of ecological economic, how the […]

Biological Extinction | Paul R. Ehrlich

How to Save the Natural World on Which We Depend Paul R. Ehrlich presents during the workshop […]

Ecoethics: Now Central to All Ethics

Paul R. Ehrlich considers how the intra- and inter-generational issues central to ecoethics run ubiquitously through human […]