Category: Environment

12 Must-Read Earth Day Books

12 Must-Read Earth Day Books

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day – the day where we collectively show support for environmental protection.

International Water Cooperation Opens the Door to Peacemaking

International Water Cooperation Opens the Door to Peacemaking

Although water is an essential input for agriculture and industrial production, it is also scarce in many regions. When it crosses international borders via shared rivers, lakes and aquifers, it can become a source of conflict and contention. Yet while water can be a source of instability, especially in the face of climate change, it can also be a source or catalyst for cooperation and even peace.

A Perfect Moral Failure

A Perfect Moral Failure

The Synthetic Age author Christopher Preston responds to the IPCC Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C.

Balancing Green

Balancing Green

Companies are championing their environmental credentials in glossy reports, speeches, and media interviews. However, many will admit off the record that they either do not believe in the need for these efforts, or (more commonly) that current initiatives do not meet any reasonable cost benefit test. Given their behind-the-scenes skepticism, why do companies continue to champion sustainability causes in public?

Earth Day: Living Well Now and in the Future

Earth Day: Living Well Now and in the Future

Most people acknowledge the profound importance of sustainability, but few can define it. We are ethically bound to live sustainably for the sake of future generations, but what does that mean? InLiving Well Now and in the Future, Randall Curren, a philosopher, and Ellen Metzger, a scientist, define sustainabiilty and why it matters. In the following passage, they propose that sustainability can be understood as the art of living well together without diminishing opportunity to live well in the future.