Scientists’ Warning on Invasive Alien Species

This alert from the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) examines the long-term direct and indirect impacts of invasive alien species. Here is an excerpt from the abstract: “Biological invasions are a global consequence of an increasingly connected world and the rise in human population size. The numbers of invasive alien species – the subset of alien species […]

Scientists’ Warning on Affluence

This alert form the Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) examines the environmental impact of the world’s affluent citizens. Here is a brief excerpt from the paper’s abstract: “For over half a century, worldwide growth in affluence has continuously increased resource use and pollutant emissions far more rapidly than these have been reduced through better technology. […]

End Poverty

“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” – Adam Smith Climate Disruption, Inequity and Injustice Do you feel trapped (video)? The daunting math of climate change means that in the next 12 years, climate change impacts […]

Economics 101

“One cannot change an existing system; one must create a new system that makes the old system obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller. Business as Usual The love of money has been called the root of all evil. It is certainly the root cause of many of the socioeconomic and ecological injustices we are facing today. Our […]

Ecological Economics

“Without ecology there can be no economy and no society. ” – World Economic Forum Business As Ecology Ecological, regenerative, well-being and sharing economy (video) concepts are now emerging in public discourse. In the following video with Andrew Yang, the well-being economy is explained along with the notion of gross domestic well-being. The concept of […]

Divestment

What is Divestment? According to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia, “divestment is a socially responsible investing tactic to remove assets from a sector or industry based on moral objections to its business practices.” It has historical antecedents in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. The early-21st-century fossil fuel divestment movement began with climate activist and 350.org […]

Spaceship Earth

History | References “All of our victories are temporary, but all of our losses are permanent.” – David Brower, founder of Friends of the Earth What is Earth System Science? Earth System Science (ESS) is the application of systems science to the Earth sciences. It attempts to study the whole Earth as a system of […]

The End of Big Oil

References “Is the oil barrel half empty or half full?” – Did we Just Witness the End of Big Oil? | CNBC Dirty Energy and Dirty Money This dastardly duo has plagued mankind for centuries, but now fossil fuel subsidized dirty energy and dirty money have put the future of all life in jeopardy. Even […]

Earth Challenge 2020

What is Earth Challenge 2020?Earth Challenge 2020 “is the world’s largest ever coordinated citizen science campaign. The initiative integrates existing citizen science projects and builds capacity for new ones — all to grow citizen science worldwide.” The goal is to engage millions of global citizens. This is the world’s largest civic event going digital for […]

Scientists’ Warning Statement

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“Both reducing climate change impacts and poverty are two of the defining issues of the 21st century in trying to achieve sustainable development; they are also intrinsically linked.”