2021 will be defined by major challenges. While we work to emerge stronger and healthier from the COVID crisis, climate disruption is rushing ahead of our efforts to stop it. We must get control of the climate crisis. There are many signs of hope that the world has the potential to overwhelmingly accelerate climate action […]

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the United States Congress met in a Joint Session to count the Electoral College votes certified by the states, to finalize formal approval of the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next President and Vice President of the United States. After attending a rally where Donald Trump […]

“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 […]