“Svalbard Global Seed Vault: A ‘Noah’s Ark’ for the World’s Seeds”

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Marte Qvenild. 2008. Development in Practice Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 110–16.
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News about Norway’s plans to establish a ‘doomsday vault’ for seeds in the permafrost of the Artic archipelago of Svalbard as a back-up for conventional gene banks reached the world press in 2006. The idea of a Global Seed Vault, which today is considered Continue reading

“The Story of Big History”

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Ian Hesketh. 2014. History of the Present, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 171-202.
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Currently, a group of historians is claiming that it might be history that provides the framework for a scientific and evolutionary account of everything. Big History, so named by its foremost practitioner, David Christian, seeks to Continue reading

“European Colonialism and the Anthropocene: A view from the Pacific Coast of North America”

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Kent G. Lightfoot, Lee M. Panich, Tsim D. Schneider, and Sara L. Gonzalez. 2013. Anthropocene, Vol. 4, pp. 101-115.
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This paper argues that European colonialism from AD 1500 to the early 1800s marked a fundamental transformation in human–environment interactions across much of the world. The rapid founding of various colonial enterprises, particularly mission and managerial colonies, unleashed Continue reading

“The Collapse of Western Civilization”

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Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. 2014. The Collapse of Western Civilization (New York: Columbia University Press).
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In this work of science-based fiction, the authors imagine a future world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts Continue reading

“Postcolonial Studies and the Challenge of Climate Change”

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Dipesh Chakrabarty. 2012. New Literary History, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 1-18.
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This article begins by describing how the figure of the human has been thought in anticolonial and postcolonial writing—as that of the Continue reading

“From Biophilia to Cosmophilia: The Role of Biological and Physical Sciences in Promoting Sustainability”

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Lucas F. Johnston. 2010. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 7-23.
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DOI: 10.1558/jsrnc.v4il.7
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Ideas from the life sciences and the physical sciences, particularly the ideas that Continue reading

“The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis”

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Lynn White, Jr. 1967. Science, Vol. 155, No. 3767, pp. 1203-7.
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This article claims that the modern ecological crisis arose out of an ethic derived from Continue reading