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  • 25 Jan 2023
    Julian Cribb

    Look out! Here comes the Catastrophocene…

    The good news is that the Anthropocene is almost over. It may have been the shortest geological epoch in all of Earth history. The bad news is that the Catastrophocene is just beginning.

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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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  • 10 Nov 2021
    Bhavik R. Bakshi

    Climate Change, Sustainable Engineering & Technology

    Edited by Ellie Pawsey, Marketing Executive, Cambridge University Press How can technology help us create a greener future? The UK is hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. “The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of […]

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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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  • 12 Mar 2020
    Julian Cribb

    Call to invest 20% of global arms budget in ‘food for peace’

      Investing one fifth of the global arms budgets in a new world food system will end hunger everywhere – but also greatly increase prospects for world peace. “At present humanity invests around 25 times more money in better ways to kill ourselves than we do in better ways to feed ourselves. That is not […]

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  • 13 Jan 2020
    Peter Newell

    Global Green Politics

    We need new thinking and new politics if the world is to get out of the mess we are currently in. A new book Global Green Politics provides a tour de force of the contribution of Green politics to building a fairer and more sustainable future. Environmental issues are now firmly on the global political […]

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