“Nature is pre-eminent,” says Don Shelby, our host. “Our protection of the natural world will help alleviate the worst of the effects of climate change.” In Episode 11 of Earth Intelligence, we continue our discussion on the rights of Nature. Why does protecting Nature make it easier to protect human rights? What examples can point […]

You have a right to know whether you are eating something healthy, or something that will poison you. You have a right to make judgments based on knowledge, and to deliberately choose to avoid harming others. This requires more than just good will; it requires knowledge and understanding.  If a deadly pandemic virus is circulating […]

As the COVID emergency ravages communities and nations around the world, climate disruption is accelerating, fresh water supplies are becoming less secure, and our food systems are facing serious risk of collapse. We are experiencing the worst mass extinction on Earth since our species first evolved. These are the ingredients of a complex and worsening […]

In the run-up to the 2020 US Presidential election, many of the core elements of a functioning society—so long taken for granted—seem to be at risk of serious destabilization. Everyday life has been disrupted by a pandemic that is killing hundreds or thousands a day. Economic hardship and food insecurity are spreading. Political disinformation has […]

Resilience Intel Principles for Reinventing Prosperity The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly, and radically, altered the everyday assumptions of people around the world. Where science has guided decision-making, the virus has done less damage; where decision-making has refused to acknowledge science, we have seen shocking loss of life and unprecedented direct and indirect costs (Cambridge University […]