Editorial

  • Common Dreams, reporting on the May 2014 release of the U.S. National Climate Assessment put it bluntly: “We’re Screwed.” “This Is What a Holy Shit Moment for Global Warming Looks Like,” trumpeted Mother Jones magazine in its coverage that glaciers in the West Antarctic ice sheet appear to have become irrevocably …

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Feature

Perspectives

On the Ground

  • Understanding the Donor World All international donors struggle to find new and more effective ways of investing money. What are the development problems? What are the local resources and capacities already mobilized to solve them? Which local resources have overcapacity and thus could quickly solve more problems if more funds were available? …

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Solutions in History

  • In recent years, “climate justice” has emerged as a new framing for climate change activism, one in which the grassroots energy of the environmental justice movement intersects with the global catastrophe that is climate change. A broad range of individuals and organizations identify as climate justice activists, from the well-known (Bill …

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Envision the Future

Interview

Media Review

  • People who live in the relatively rich world consume too much. We consume too much for our health, too much for the future of the ecosystems in which we live, and too much for global freedom from conflicts over resources. This excess consumption is matched by excess production—production which takes place in likewise excessively wasteful […]

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  • Teaching students to live in a global world seems more important each year, but how is that possible if teachers remain locked in their classrooms? An organization is providing the resources to bring learners closer to history by supplying teachers with the tools to take their student’s learning beyond the classroom. Primary Source, …

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  • Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and Beyond addresses important questions currently facing the continent: Is Australia’s rapidly growing human population and economy environmentally sustainable for its estuaries and coasts? What is needed to enable sustainable development? The editor is Dr. Eric Wolanski, a coastal oceanographer and …

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Noteworthy

  • Whale conservation just took a significant step forward. Earlier this year, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a ruling that Japan’s whaling expeditions to the Southern Ocean are not scientific research and are therefore prohibited under a longstanding moratorium. A development that was every bit as significant as the …

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  • It is said that history repeats itself. Facing History and Ourselves is an NGO seeking to prevent some of history’s worst atrocities by educating students about them. The organization provides teachers around the globe with the resources to teach their students about atrocities of the past and the choices made by individuals surrounding …

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  • The cloud-computing industry, a huge and rapidly growing area of the technology sector, has been making headlines recently. A report by Greenpeace called ”Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet” has thrown the spotlight on energy usage by the cloud-computing industry. While Apple, Google, and Facebook are …

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  • Is there a connection between neuroscience and conflict resolution? Beyond Conflict, a Cambridge-based NGO, would say there is. In an ongoing collaborative effort with MIT’s SaxeLab for Social Cognitive Neuroscience and its Political Science department, Beyond Conflict is working to establish this connection and educate others on how it …

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