Our food systems are not just the work of humans. They are the work of the mountains, of Pachamama [Mother Earth], of the sacred, the whole community which is centered on reciprocity, solidarity, and respect for elements of life. This is buen vivir (‘living well’) for us.
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 around the world have organized themselves from time immemorial on life-affirming principles.
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.
While Omicron’s subvariants find new ways to evade vaccines and destabilize immune systems, another pandemic has overwhelmed officials who are supposed to be in charge of public health.
Stanley Wu’s monthly Long View Digest curates the best work we find from around the world on the interconnected and interacting stressors of the global polycrisis.
This month, Stan reviews articles on the death of empire, collapsology, climate-driven mass migration, how AI invented 40,000 lethal molecules in six hours, Sri Lanka’s collapse, Australia’s decline, the Rhine drying up, and the poetic art of living in a time between worlds. He’s also found a beautiful new book that brings together Indigenous voices writing about climate change.
The harsh realities of climate change are becoming more visible and dangerous throughout the world according to the latest assessment of the IIPC.
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 sperm that his grandfather did.
In Mexico City, a 700-year-old Aztec farming technique is giving a sustainable edge to modern agriculture
These are some of the top stressors on the planet and the human race—and while each is well-recognized, what’s nowhere near as well understood is the manner in which they’re connected and interdependent.
Edited by Dahr Jamail and Stan Rushworth
An innovative work of research and reportage, We Are the Middle of Forever places Indigenous voices at the center of conversations about today’s environmental crisis.