An initiative of Stanford University,
bringing the best science to civil society.

The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere (MAHB, pronounced “mob”) is a meeting place for global civil society — citizens concerned with the interconnections among the greatest threats to human well-being: this is the human predicament.

The MAHB provides information about this global challenge, solicits new voices, offers opportunities for members to form working groups and discussion fora, and interact with a diverse community committed to ameliorating the threats to humanity.

The MAHB mission is twofold:

  • Foster, fuel and inspire a global dialogue on the threat of collapse and how interconnected biogeophysical and socio-economic systems contribute to, and are affected by, the existential threats facing humanity
  • Develop and implement strategies for shifting human cultures and institutions towards practices that promote a future in which people can live peaceful and productive lives.

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Watching the world burn

As the planet reels from unprecedented heatwaves, floods, wildfires and droughts, you may be feeling a rising sense of unease or even panic.
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Nov 20 2022

Beyond catastrophe a new climate reality is coming into view

You can never really see the future, only imagine it, then try to make sense of the new world when it arrives.
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Nov 20 2022

Our stuff weighs more than all living things on the planet

Our built environment now weighs more than all the living things, including humans, on the globe.
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Oct 27 2022

Majority of world’s food producers risk being cooked by climate change

Worsening global heatwaves pose a threat to 70 percent of the world’s agricultural and food production between now and 2045, a recent study by risk analysts...
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Oct 24 2022

What does an ecological civilization look like?

An ecological civilization is both a new and ancient idea. While the notion of structuring human society on an ecological basis might seem radical, Indigenous peoples...
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Oct 24 2022

New climate maps show a transformed United States

See how the North American places where humans have lived for thousands of years will shift and what changes are in store for your county.
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Oct 20 2022

Agroecology, climate change induced polycrisis and the transformation of food systems

The harsh realities of climate change are becoming more visible and dangerous throughout the world according to the latest assessment of the IIPC.
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Oct 18 2022

The Great Decline

A dramatic decline in sperm counts is occurring around the world — more than 50 percent over five decades. This means a man today likely has only half the number of...
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Oct 18 2022

The return of Aztec floating farms

In Mexico City, a 700-year-old Aztec farming technique is giving a sustainable edge to modern agriculture
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Aug 09 2022

Extinction risk may be much worse than current estimates

A machine-learning algorithm predicts that more than half of the thousands of species whose conservation status has yet to be assessed are probably in danger of...