At least two-thirds of the global population - 4 billion people - live under conditions of severe water scarcity at least 1 month every year.
In the past three years, there have been more outbreaks of instability than at any time since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
If political leaders around the world are serious about gender equality, they must also get serious about climate change.
Pope Francis places the blame for the state of the planet on excess consumption, not overpopulation. But why is it an either/or question?
Nobel prize winner Brian Schmidt: ‘Climate change … the great challenge for humanity over the next 100 years’
Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Brian Schmidt sees climate change as being the great challenge for humanity over the next 100 years.
Much of the Middle East is running out of water due to such maladies as population growth and infrastructure-destroying warfare.
The current proposal to reduce emissions to 70% of 2010 levels will not prevent the process of cataclysmic climate change already in place.
Francis could earn the gratitude of the whole world by rescinding the Vatican’s irresponsible condemnation of contraception.
Excerpt from “The Plundered Planet: Why We Must – and How We Can – Manage Nature for Global Prosperity” by Paul Collier.
A long-held religious and philosophical idea – humans as the masters of planet Earth – has turned into a stark reality.