Earth & Life Sciences Reflections

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  • 24 Feb 2022
    Earth Detox by Julian Cribb
    Julian Cribb

    Alert is sounding on our poisoned Earth

    A Red Alert is sounding over the rising tide of toxic chemistry which is inundating the Earth, humanity and all life. Recently, scientists warned that the world’s large rivers are heavily polluted by drugs [i], and the planet has already exceeded its safe boundary for man-made chemicals and plastics following a 50-fold increase in production. […]

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  • 8 Apr 2021
    Wallace Arthur

    Martian helicopter, Martian atmosphere, Martian life?

    Wallace Arthur, author of The Biological Universe, examines the link between the flight of the Mars helicopter Ingenuity and the possible existence of past life on the red planet.

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  • 28 Jan 2021
    Roel Snieder, Jen Schneider

    Pandemic Opportunities

    There is no question that COVID-19 has brought tremendous suffering around the globe. We have lost over one million humans to the pandemic. Some who have been infected have long-lasting and devastating symptoms. People have lost their jobs and some go hungry or don’t have a place to live. There has also been significant mental […]

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  • 13 Oct 2020
    Corinna Hawkes

    To solve problems we must connect systems

    It’s been hard to make sense of COVID-19. At least, I have found it hard. So many deaths. So many changes to everyday life. So much political strangeness. So much uncertainty about the future. This blog post was originally posted on “The Better Food Journey” and is cross-posted with permission. The blog builds on the […]

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  • 26 Aug 2020
    Martin Hensher

    COVID-19 and the economics of information: uncomfortable lessons for sustainability?

    COVID-19 has confirmed some long-understood yet long-ignored truths about the economics of information, and has also highlighted deeply disturbing fractures in today’s information ecology COVID-19 has delivered an extraordinary shock to humanity. Advocates and researchers working on sustainability have rightly seized on the similarly extraordinary opportunity that the (eventual) recovery from this pandemic offers: to […]

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  • 14 Jul 2020
    Björn-Ola Linnér

    Will the Corona pandemic be the societal disruptor we’ve been waiting for?

    The Corona pandemic and the ensuing recovery packages seem poised to bring about disruptions that will define world politics over the coming decades. Ultimately, the disruptions may trigger transformations of the world’s societies as we know them – for better, for worse. A societal disruptor is an occurrence that interrupts a system or a process […]

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  • 30 Jun 2020

    An interview with Raul Rabadan, author of Understanding Coronavirus

    Why is information about the coronavirus/COVID-19 so confusing? Grasp the key facts in this concise, accessible and authoritative book.

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  • 5 Jun 2020
    Guy P. Brasseur

    COVID-19 and Air Quality

    The dramatic slowdown of the world economy in the first months of 2020 following the development of the COVID-19 epidemic has led to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions, specifically those associated with transportation and industrial activities. The first and most dramatic reduction in the concentrations of nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon […]

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