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A Theory of Sapience: Using Systems Science to Understand the Nature of Wisdom and the Human Mind

Humanity faces what can only be called existential threats created by its own hands. We have cleverly […]


Biological and cognitive underpinnings of religious fundamentalism

Abstract Beliefs profoundly affect people’s lives, but their cognitive and neural pathways are poorly understood. Although previous […]


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. […]

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On Strategies for Socioecological Transformation

This article was originally published by Degrowth, 9 January 2019 In a recent post, a group of authors […]

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After Paris, Inequality, Fair Shares, and the Climate Emergency

 If we are to achieve the critical outcome of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, the wealthy […]

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Am I an Ant?

Recently came across this fascinating article about some ants’ medicinal prowess. Apparently the author concludes: “One of […]

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A Guide to Changing Someone Else’s Beliefs

Use the science of persuasion to your advantage. Changing minds is hard to do: When our most […]

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What goes up: are predictions of a population crisis wrong?

Changing fertility rates challenge dystopian visions and UN projections about the future of our overcrowded planet. She […]

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Valuing the Resilience Dividend

Just months after I became president of The Rockefeller Foundation, New Orleans experienced one of the worst […]

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Kindness: An unsung climate change tool

When you think of climate change and community resilience, visions of seawalls, renewable energy projects and other physical things […]