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Global Challenges

While some problems we encounter are only pertinent on a personal or more local, grassroots level, there are some issues that affect humanity as a whole, on a global scale. These range from warring nations and ideological matters, to environmental and sustainability issues, to poverty and societal concerns.Due to the advent of technology and the subsequent globalization of world economies and society as a whole, such concerns are only becoming more evident in the modern age.

Why Bother?

Why bother? That really is the big question facing us as individuals hoping to do something about climate change, and it’s not an easy one to answer.

What Will You Say to Your Grandchildren?

Facing oncoming climate disaster, some argue for “Deep Adaptation”—that we must prepare for inevitable collapse. However, this orientation is dangerously flawed. It threatens to become a self-fulfilling prophecy by diluting the efforts toward positive change.

Inspiration and Joy Amidst Suffering and Loss

As Buddhist teaching says, suffering has the potential to deepen our compassion and understanding of the human condition. And in so doing, it can lead us to even greater faith, joy and well-being.

Epigenetics: Conducting The Symphony Of Genetics

For all the hype, fear and misinformation that surrounds the application of gene editing, there is an equally powerful technology that offers much the same in potential benefit. This technology, epigenetics, is a natural process that has gone largely unremarked by consumers.

A New Pact with the Planet

In the wake of the Paris summit, Vandana Shiva suggests a manifesto for sustainability.

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