How can the humanities approach and discuss central topics within climate and climate change?
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Earth Focus is a forum for discussion and a catalyst for action for young people of all ages. We deal with issues concerning our environment, community and culture at all levels. Issue 16, titled “Power to the People”, includes the sections: Energy, Discover Solar Systems, Pedal for Progress, Become a Fossils expert, Solar Cooker invasion, etc.
‘Biopiracy: Student Edition’ is based on the book ‘Biopiracy’ by Vandana Shiva. This edition was created by an international team of interns, volunteers, and students at Bija Vidyapeeth, Navdanya’s organic farm and seed college in Doon Valley, India.
Prepared by Young Delegates to the 2nd World Youth Congress, Casablanca, Morocco – August 16-28, 2003, under the leadership of Peace Child International & the Moroccan Youth Forum. Excerpt: “This magazine, like the Casablanca Declaration, outlines the vision of young people on what needs to be done to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (…[Read more]
[COMPLETE OPEN-ACCESS CURRICULUM INCLUDED] ReFueling the Future is the first project in the ReImagining the Future series launched by Greenbacker Capital and Global Citizenship Experience Lab School. By asking “how will we fuel our future?”, the purpose of this project is to get acquainted with the current state of our energy supply system,…[Read more]
[COMPLETE OPEN-ACCESS CURRICULUM INCLUDED] In April 2017, the world population topped 7.5 billion people. As our population continues to grow, natural resources are dwindling due to human consumption, and the resources that remain are unequally distributed. More than ever, our world needs thoughtful, engaged, global citizens to address the…[Read more]
Stephanie Leite deposited Rescue Mission: Planet Earth 2002—a young people’s assessment of progress on the implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the other major UN summits in the ten years between 1992-2002 in the group Humanity Studies of Climate Change on Humanities Commons 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Excerpt of Foreword by Kofi Annan: “Ten years have passed since a group of young editors published the original Rescue Mission: Planet Earth—a children’s version of Agenda 21. Agenda 21 is the blueprint for sustainable development adopted at the ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Rescue Mission was a wake-up call to ‘stop senseless war…[Read more]
One of the effects of climate change is an increase in extreme weather and natural disasters. Unless CO₂ emissions are significantly reduced very soon, it is inevitable that the effects of disaster will exceed many (and ultimately all) societies’ mitigation capacity. Compounding unmitigated disaster effects will slowly but surely push a society t…[Read more]
By virtue of a physical and psychic eukaryosis consciousness approximates a threshold condition which when surpassed and included creates a metanoia or change of state. Tendencies toward this metanoia (called by Fuller ephemeralization, and by Jung the transcendent function, by Toynbee etherialization, and considered under such different idioms as…[Read more]
This essay develops interrelations and mutual implications foremost among Bernie Sanders’ book Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home, and David Fideler’s Restoring the Soul of the World: Our Living Bond with Nature’s Intelligence. It proposes that the evolution of contempla…[Read more]