Pope Francis’ encyclical: A landmark in environmental thinking

By Susana del Granado * “The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change.” Pope Francis, 2015 “I would like to enter into dialogue with all people …

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Can you envision a sustainable world? Do you dare to dream today?

By Susana del Granado * “A vision comes not from the intellect or the mind but from the heart, from the soul” Donella Meadows Today, June 5th , we celebrate World Environment Day and, as a celebration, the United Nations Environmental Program has launched a campaign and a contest about …

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Time travel and other environmentally friendly pleasures

By: Lykke E. Andersen* “That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. ” Henry David Thoreau In honor of World Environment Day, I have compiled a list of delightful activities that bring great pleasure at little cost and with very little environmental impact. Consider doing more of the …

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Deforestation and reforestation in Bolivia: A thought experiment

By: Lykke E. Andersen* Within the Bolivian government, there are parts that encourage a massive expansion of the agricultural frontier, and other parts that work to control deforestation in order to reduce the local and global impacts of climate change. These are pretty much opposing policies, so consider the following …

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Deforestation and reforestation in Bolivia: A thought experiment

By: Lykke E. Andersen* Within the Bolivian government, there are parts that encourage a massive expansion of the agricultural frontier, and other parts that work to control deforestation in order to reduce the local and global impacts of climate change. These are pretty much opposing policies, so consider the following …

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Anti-feministic musings on International Women’s Day

  By: Lykke E. Andersen* Today is International Women’s Day and you are likely to be bombarded with posts, articles and speeches listing all the ways in which women are wronged and discriminated against. Some of it is true in some places, and there are definitely problems that have to …

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