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$100 Trillion Will Change Hands in the Next 20 Years - Here's How It Can Ensure Our Sustainable Future

The following excerpt is from The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism, by Joel Solomon with Tyee Bridge (2017, New Society Publishers). Reprinted with permission.

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This Is How the Future Will Taste: 6 High-Tech Foods That Are Changing the Way We Eat and Drink

The global food system faces an uncertain future. Consumer preferences continue to shift in the face of health, environmental and animal welfare concerns, and a warming climate means we’ll soon have to do more with less.

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New Map Reveals Which Countries Are Most Likely to Survive Climate Change

Climate change is one of the most pressing crises facing humanity. Caused by an immense and continual buildup of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere as a result of human activity, climate change is already causing a series of alarming environmental events.

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4 Guiding Principles That Will Help Us Protect the Environment for Future Generations

The following excerpt is adapted from The Ostrich Paradox: Why We Underprepare for Disasters, by Robert Meyer and Howard Kunreuther, copyright 2017. Reprinted by permission of Wharton Digital Press.

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I’ve Seen America’s Future and It's Not Republican

Given the kind of things the Republican presidential candidates have been saying every day for weeks now, you might reasonably conclude that US politics is stuck not just in another decade, but in a previous century. Ben Carson thinks Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery”. To boost an argument against gun control Carson also said that Hitler would have killed fewer Jews in the Holocaust “if the people had been armed”. Donald Trump, meanwhile, would expel 12 million undocumented migrants because so many are “criminals, murderers and rapists”. Carly Fiorina asserts that “every single policy” Hillary Clinton espouses, including paid family leave and equal pay for women, “has been demonstrably bad for women”.

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Humanity's Best Future Plan? Leaving the Planet Gracefully

The following is an excerpt from the new book, Plain Radical: Living, Loving and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully, by Robert Jensen (Soft Skull Press, 2015).

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Are We Obsessed With Tech and the Distant Future Because the Near Future Looks So Scary?

The following is an excerpt from the new book  Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future  by Hal Niedzviecki (Seven Stories Press, 2015):

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GMO Babies Could Create a New Caste System in the Not-So-Distant Future

The following is excerpted from  Our Grandchildren Redesigned: Life in the Bioengineered Society of the Near Future  by Michael Bess (Beacon Press, 2015). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press.

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13 Simple, Powerful Actions That Can Save Our Planet While There Is Still Time

The following is an excerpt from the new book There Is Still Timeby Peter Seidel (360° Editions, 2015).
In 1958 I read geochemist Harrison Brown’s 1954 book, The Challenge of Man’s Future: An Inquiry Concerning the Condition of Man During the Years That Lie Ahead. It left me with much to think about, and changed the course of not only my personal but my professional life as an architect and urban planner.

Disturbed by humanity’s indifference to all of the evidence clearly showing that we are harming our planet, in 1998 I published a book that looked into this problem. Since then, environmental damage has only grown worse and major segments of our population and governments have become more resistant to doing anything significant about it.

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