Category Archives: Politics

Caring for the environment does not belong to any one political party — despite what much of the media tells us. The fate of humanity and the earth are inexorably intertwined and what unites us is much greater than what seperates us. However, politics — by it’s very nature — will always divide. The purpose of including politics into the discussion of Earth Ethics is to bring a level of civility and non-sectarian discourse about the environment into our political systems and social intercations. politics

Claes Nobel: Celebrate Malala’s spirit of youth

Claes Nobel: Celebrate Malala’s Spirit of Youth USA Today December 10, 2014 Jan. 3, 2009, was a historic date for young people worldwide. It was the day that 11-year-old Malala Yousafzai’s first BBC blog post was published, under a pseudonym, … Continue reading

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Alien War Brings Mideast Peace

ForeignPolicy.com BY MICHAEL PECK DECEMBER 7, 2012 How do you know that a video game is science fiction? When it portrays Saudi Arabian and Egyptian soldiers fighting side-by-side with Israeli troops. Such camaraderie seems as fanciful as warp drive and … Continue reading

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Designing Peace Through Transportation — The Context of Rio+20

By Marcus Nobel UnitedEarth.us Feb 2, 2012 Forum on Peace through Transportation A Joint Project of the WPI (Wholistic Peace Institute) and KOTI (Korea Transport Institute) So what exactly does Peace have to do with transportation?  (Fights on the Max … Continue reading

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Green Solutions lead to “Peace” in the Middle East — Students lead the way

By Marcus Nobel UnitedEarth.us Jan 7, 2012 One of the main premises of Earth Ethics is that we need a new set of “values” to deal with our current set of problems… and some of these problems are ancient. Recently … Continue reading

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RIO+20: Toward a new green economy—or a green-washed old economy?

By JIM THOMAS grist.org 24 MAR 2011 I’ve got good news and bad news about the future of the planet. Good news first. Next year, a honking big global Earth Summit is coming our way — one with a proud … Continue reading

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Victoria Park C.I. student gets an environmental learning experience

By FANNIE SUNSHINE www.insidetoronto.com Sep 02, 2011 Lea Leung’s mother was on Cathay Pacific’s website to buy a ticket to Shanghai for one of her kids when she came across the airline’s Green Explorer 2011 new youth program. Launched in … Continue reading

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Styrofoam ban: one side claims jobs; the other, the environment

By Nannette Miranda abclocal.go.com/kabc Monday, August 29, 2011 SACRAMENTO (KABC) — Styrofoam food take-out containers may become a thing of the past. California lawmakers are considering such a ban, the first-ever such ban in the country. Supporters say the containers … Continue reading

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Is economic growth incompatible with sustainable development?

By Jo Confino Guardian Professional Network guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 7 September 2011 It is easier to point out the problems than find a systemic solution, but it is vital that we are able to articulate a better future In the next … Continue reading

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THE STICKY PROBLEMS WITH TAR SANDS

By Cristen Conger news.discovery.com Sep 2, 2011 Actress Darryl Hannah and NASA scientist James Hansen are just two of the more than 800 environmental protesters that have been arrested in front of the White House this week. The crowd has … Continue reading

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Otters are back – in every county in England

By Patrick Barkham and Camila Ruz The Guardian (UK) 18 August 2011 Return of otter shows English rivers are healthiest for 20 years, says Environment Agency It has been a long and perilous journey, but otters have finally managed to … Continue reading

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