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Jonathan Carter: The climate futureUnless humanity can immediately reverse the course of planetary destruction, there is little hope for a brighter future. The unanswered question is whether we in the United States and the rest of the global community can find a viable path forward. It will require those of us who have lived a profligate life of luxury to reduce our consumption and to start the sharing of our great wealth with the have nots.
New Cookbook Showcases Meals That Benefit Both Human and Planetary Health"The Cookbook in Support of the United Nations: For People and Planet" features 75 recipes divided into sections on food systems, biodiversity, sustainable consumption, food and climate change, and food waste — and shares each dish’s carbon footprint.
Global distributive justice and systemic transformations are key to planetary stabilityIn a new study just published in the journal Nature Sustainability, an international team of scientists from the Earth Commission, convened by Future Earth, investigated the Earth system impacts of escaping poverty and achieving a dignified life for all. The research was inspired by discussions on potential trade-offs between achieving social and environmental goals.
Emissions Gap Report 2022As growing climate change impacts are experienced across the globe, the message that greenhouse gas emissions must fall is unambiguous. Yet the Emissions Gap Report 2022: The Closing Window – Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies finds that the international community is falling far short of the Paris goals, with no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place. Only an urgent system-wide transformation can avoid climate disaster.
Home - The Good Future ProjectTwitter Youtube Linkedin Instagram ABOUT US The Good Future Project (TGFP), founded by Futurist Gerd Leonhard and supported by the Futures Agency, is a global, non-profit network of like-minded individuals and creators who focus on making ‘The Good Future’ a reality. TGFP’s concept is based on Gerd’s 2021 film ‘The Good Future’ – watch it here. […]
Transplanting Human Neurons in Rat Brains Sheds New Light on Brain Development - Neuroscience NewsBy transplanting living brain cells from an organoid into newborn rats, researchers create a new method of studying neurodevelopment and show neurons from one species can effectively form connections with another.
Talking to whales: can AI bridge the chasm between our consciousness and other animals?Speaking to animals has long been a fantasy. But now a dizzyingly ambitious project is harnessing all the power of modern science in an attempt to understand what whales say – and then hold conversations with them. By Patrick Barkham
The United Nations takes on the Future: The Millennium Project shows how in a global study of 189 futurists and related experts from 54 countries.The Millennium Project, a global participatory think tank with 70 “Nodes” around the world has just released its report: Five UN Foresight Elements of Our Common Agenda: Results of a Real-Time Delphi Study. Sep 29, 2022 – UN Secretary-General António Guterres issued Our Common Agenda, a bold report on UN reforms that includes five foresight elements; […]
One in four people don't want to have children as climate anxiety reaches record levelsYoung people are the least likely to want to start a family as two-thirds of the global population acknowledges climate change to be a serious issue. Indonesia is one country where climate change is not putting people off having kids.
NASA’s DART Mission Hits Asteroid in First-Ever Planetary Defense TestAfter 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space.
Youth Leadership in the Triple Planetary Crisis: Creating the World We Need to Live In - Tzu Chi CenterEnvisioning Our Shared Future | Panel The ever-growing impacts of our triple planetary crisis (including climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste) is projected to put millions of species at risk of extinction and change our lives. Inaction will only lead to the continued erosion of ecosystems, and the destruction of the […]
Planetary Wellbeing: Free online courses for everyoneThe Planetary Wellbeing online studies at the Open University of the University of Jyväskylä are available free of charge to everyone, starting from Spring 2022. These MOOC studies cover themes such as climate change, biodiversity loss and resource wisdom. Build your knowledge and learn from scientific research. The Introduction course is open now!
Has Democracy a Future?At this triumphant moment for democracy, we must look back on what has been the most terrible century in Western history. Ascendant as the century began, liberal democracy then foundered, and totalitarianism seemed the answer. It could happen again. Today's democratic societies are pressure cookers: technology destabilizes as it revolutionizes them, capitalism undermines as it enriches them, and race could cause the explosion. Only public leadership and affirmative government can manage the postmodern populist age.
The Global 'Plastic Flood' Reaches the Arctic | Polar | NewsEven the High North can't escape the global threat of plastic pollution. An international review study shows, the flood of plastic has reached all spheres of the Arctic: large quantities of plastic - transported by rivers, the air and shipping- can now be found in the Arctic Ocean.
US-China relations need ‘planetary realism’ to avoid geopolitical doomFormer California governor Jerry Brown has turned his attention towards trying to improve US-China relations in the name of global stability. For both countries to survive and thrive, they must find a way to cooperate as well as compete.
Planetary Intelligence: Can a Planet Have a Mind of Its Own?Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank discusses why cognitive activity operating on a planetary scale is necessary to tackle global issues such as climate change. The collective activity of life—all of the microbes, plants, and animals—have changed planet Earth. Take, for example, plants: plants
New environmental report offers solutions for ‘triple planetary crisis’Deadly wildfires, noise pollution and other looming environmental threats could cause widespread ecological damage, and need to be urgently addressed, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a new report published on Thursday.
Global Strategy 2022: Thwarting Kremlin aggression today for constructive relations tomorrowHow can the United States and its partners counter the Kremlin’s aggressive policies abroad while laying the groundwork for what could one day be a mutually beneficial relationship with a Russia that respects the rule of law and international norms?
Humanity in MotionThe Fall issue of the Wilson Quarterly examines the immense challenges that human displacement poses to individuals, regions and nations as conflict, climate and other factors compel populations to move. With a mix of essays, first person accounts, testimonies, and an interactive feature, the Wilson Quarterly delivers perspectives from world leaders, U.S. legislators, scholars, journalists, and refugees themselves that illuminate many complexities and solutions to one of the key issues facing global governance and development today.
Reimagining a just society pt. 6: Our planetary condominiumCarol Dumaine's latest in a blog post series on "Reimagining a Just Society" recalls the tragic condo collapse in Florida last June and asks whether the commons elements of a typical condominium association suggest any parallels for understanding "global commons" or public goods in an age of pandemics, climate change and AI.