Opinion | A Strong Democracy Is a Digital Democracy

In Taiwan, online platforms powered by artificial intelligence are giving citizens a chance to have their say — while keeping the trolls at bay.

Bank of England boss says global finance is funding 4C temperature rise

Mark Carney says capital markets are financing projects likely to fuel a catastrophic rise in global heating

Amazonian shaman visits BlackRock headquarters in London

At the core of the climate crisis lies the continued funding of fossil fuels and at the core of that lies one company; BlackRock, a $6.5 trillion a...

‘Distressed’ farmers condemn Tesco vegetarian advert and suggest tee…

The National Farmers’ Union has attacked a Tesco advertisement promoting vegetarian products, saying it is “demonising meat as a food group”, and “...

Extinction Rebellion may enrage commuters, but it doesn't rely on majority support

Treating XR as just another campaign group trying to sway public opinion misses the point spectacularly.

Extending Our View of Sangha

Gaylon Ferguson on the importance of sangha communities in the Buddhist tradition.

Green Party co-leader and George Monbiot arrested at XR protest

Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley and climate activist George Monbiot have been arrested after joining Extinction Rebellion protesters on Whit...

Have you ever felt ‘solastalgia’?

Ever feel unease that the natural environment around you is changing for the worse? There’s a word for that.

A Manifesto of Apocalyptic Witchcraft

1. If the land is poisoned, the witchcraft must respond.

Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers

The Two Psychological Tricks Trump Is Using to Get Away With Everything

His brazen attempts to redefine the norms of acceptable conduct work for a reason.

‘An Exorcism Must Be Done’: An Anti-Putin Shaman Sets Off Unrest

With discontent growing in Russia, a mystic, helped by a video-blogging cabby, set off unheard-of protests in one of Siberia’s biggest cities.

US billionaires paying lower tax rate than working class for the fir…

A new book-length study on the tax burden of the ultra-rich begins with a startling finding: In 2018, for the first time in history, America’s rich...

The Anti-Solar Panel - A Device That Generates Electricity From Darkness

The anti-solar panel has been developed that can generate electricity from the night's sky. It could be the solution to bridge the gap left by sola...

Expert quits Home Office drug panel, claiming political interference is undermining its independence

A senior member of the Home Office's drugs advisory panel has quit, claiming political interference is undermining its independence.

8-year-old girl scales replica of Trump's 'un-climbable' border wall…

An 18-foot replica of Donald Trump’s border wall has been scaled in a matter of seconds by novice climbers, an eight-year-old girl and a man who re...

Elizabeth Warren trolls Facebook with 'false' Zuckerberg ad

Ad claims CEO backs Trump – then admits it’s not true – after company admits letting politicians make false statements

Here's the secret to Extinction Rebellion's explosive growth

A decentralised structure has allowed all kinds of XR special interest groups to spring up, including lawyers, doctors and, of course, druids

Rabbi, 77, arrested at Extinction Rebellion's Bank of England protest – video report

'We are in a period of enormous catastrophic breakdown, and if it takes an arrest to try to find ways of helping to galvanise public opinion, then ...

Police ban Extinction Rebellion protests from whole of London

City-wide Met police operation begins to clear Trafalgar Square and other protest sites

Renewable electricity overtakes fossil fuels in UK for first time

New offshore windfarms opening in third quarter mark milestone towards zero carbon

The impossible fight to save Jakarta, the sinking megacity

Sea level rise, subsidence and political inertia, could soon see Jakarta become the first megacity claimed by climate change. A last-ditch plan to ...

Extinction Rebellion and the Birth of a New Climate Politics

The U.K. movement’s claims might be exaggerated, but it shows us how the world is ready to grapple with the depth of the problem.

Indra Adnan in conversation with Daniel Thorson by Emerge: Talks & Discussions

Indra Adnan, co-initator of the Alternative UK, speaks with Daniel Thorson, host of the Emerge Podcast, about systems change, creating an 'omni-win...

Jonathan Rowson, Emerge Gathering 2019 by Emerge: Talks & Discussions

Jonathan Rowson speaks at the opening of the second Emerge Gathering in Kyiv, 27-29 27-29th September 2019. Read Jonathan's article on 'what is em...

Indra Adnan, Emerge Gathering 2019 by Emerge: Talks & Discussions

Indra Adnan speaks at the opening of the second Emerge Gathering in Kyiv, 27-29 27-29th September 2019.

Tomas Björkman, Emerge Gathering 2019 by Emerge: Talks & Discussions

Tomas Björkman opens the second Emerge Gathering in Kyiv, 27-29 27-29th September 2019.

‘Totnes Declares: What Next?’: an act of community imagining.

On July 13th in Totnes, an event was held which brought together local Transition, XR and other local groups to ask how best to respond to local go...

The Politics of Waking Up 3: Why We're Hooked on Our Own Self Destruction - Emerge

We like to believe that we are autonomous, but advertising has hijacked our human needs so totally that we are destroying our planet.

The Politics of Waking Up 4: The Russian Doll Effect - Emerge

Part four of the Politics of Waking Up Series explores several theories of human development - what significance does Wilber or Maslow's model have...

The Politics of Waking Up 1: Power and Possibility in the Fractal Age - Emerge

In this series for Emerge Indra Adnan, founder of the Alternative UK, will be exploring what is emerging in politics at this crucial moment in huma...

The Politics of Waking Up 2: What is ‘I’? Power and Agency in Politics - Emerge

As the failures in our political systems become more and more obvious, we need to focus on creating a new internal ‘operating system’ for how we pe...

Kierkegaard On Using Existential Anxiety to One’s Advantage

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, and social critic who is often described as the father of existentialism…

China bans Winnie the Pooh film after comparisons to President Xi

Memes likening Xi to the portly Pooh have become a vehicle in China to mock the country’s leader

Unfit for Office

Donald Trump’s narcissism makes it impossible for him to carry out the duties of the presidency in the way the Constitution requires.

What are Extinction Rebellion's key demands?

The environmental activists want to force political leaders to take urgent action on the climate emergency

Dear XR, why not be more honest with your participants? — Why Social Movements Matter

Or, why thinking about social movements actually matters Laurence Cox When people ask me what I think of XR, my usual answer is that I’m worrie...

41% of UK Species Have Declined Since 1970, Major Report Finds

"Most detailed report ever" on the state of the UK's wildlife.

Some fairy tales may be 6000 years old

Study traces history of some of our favorite folk stories

Dr. Jem Bendell - The Meaning and Joy of Inevitable Social Collapse

Today I'm speaking with Dr. Jem Bendell. Jem exploded onto the internet with the release of his 'Deep Adaptation' paper, which has been downloaded ...

Charles Eisenstein "Questioning Quantification" + Bretton Woods@75 Keynote

Playing for Team Human today, Author and Gift Economy Advocate, Charles Eisenstein.Charles joins Team Human to share how he believes quantification...

In the Anthropocene

In the Anthropocene, a song by Nick Mulvey on Spotify

Populations of UK’s most important wildlife have plummeted since 1970

Quarter of mammals and nearly half of birds assessed are at risk of extinction, says State of Nature report

Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem?

Before you say no, take a moment to really ask yourself whether it’s the system that’s best suited to build our future society.

The stockmarket is now run by computers, algorithms and passive managers

Such a development raises questions about the function of markets, how companies are governed and financial stability

What Now for the Green Party?

By David  Taylor, formerly Sedgemoor Green Party co-ordinator and Chair of West Somerset Green Party The Green Party seems to be taking increasingl...

Ronan Harrington - Extinction Rebellion: Collective Sacrifice and Metamodern Praxis

This week I'm speaking with Ronan Harrington about Extinction Rebellion. We talk about the strategic dilemmas of Extinction Rebellion, and how it f...

The rights of Indigenous Peoples are key to saving our global ecosystems

Indigenous Peoples have been protecting biodiversity on Earth for thousands of years. Yet their rights are increasingly being eroded and they face ...

Shell forced to burn off gas it cannot sell

Shell has been flaring to burn off ethane it cannot sell while Exxonmobil's Fife plant is closed.

Palace of Westminster renovation 'could take 32 years and cost £5.7bn'

Report gives MPs five renovation options to consider, most expensive being gradual approach that would allow palace to continue as seat of government

Neither Democrats Nor Republicans Will Admit the Problem Is Capitalism Itself

Cycles of growth followed by downturns is how capitalism has functioned for 250 years.

For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth | George Monbiot

Increased spending power leads to environmental damage. It’s time for a radical plan, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

Fracking equipment removed from Cuadrilla site after operations susp…

Fracking company Cuadrilla has begun removing its equipment from its site at Preston New Road in Lancashire, after all drilling was suspended when ...

Octopus Dreaming

Watch the brilliant color changes of a sleeping octopus. Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed! http://bit.ly/1Adl6ht **More info & videos bel...

Iceberg five times bigger than Malta breaks off Antarctica

An enormous slice of ice, weighing around 315bn tons has snapped off Antarctica and is floating in the Southern Ocean. The iceberg is 1,582 sq km (...

Scientists Have Bioengineered Bacteria That Pump Out Psilocybin

Scientists have bioengineered bacteria to pump out psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient that puts the 'magic' into magic mushrooms, in surprisin...

Scientists Engineered Bacteria to Produce Huge Amounts of Psilocybin

The bacterial strain can produce more of the psychoactive compound in "magic mushrooms" than any other organism to date.

Break the grip of corporate power to secure our future | George Monbiot

George Monbiot: Neoliberal dogma forbids the intervention required to stop climate change. To save the planet we must articulate a new politics

Bonnitta Roy - Six Ways to Go Meta

Today on the show I'm speaking with Bonnitta Roy about her presentation 'Six Ways to Go Meta'. We cover such topics as what  it mean to ‘go meta’, ...

Greta Thunberg isn't the only trailblazing young climate leader. Activists from the Amazon to Nigeria share their ideas for battling the climate crisis.

Hundreds of young people from countries around the world have their own ideas about how to solve the climate crisis.

Relearning The Star Stories Of Indigenous Peoples

How the lost constellations of indigenous North Americans can connect culture, science, and inspire the next generation of indigenous scientists.

Change your bank, change the world.

Triodos customer, model and activist Lily Cole joins our campaign calling on banks to address the climate emergency #ChangeYourBank, change the wor...

The Birth of Death - Storytelling and improvisation

Skilfully weaves interactive improvisation with beautiful physical imagery through humour, honest story telling and stunning choreography.

Can Ginger and Turmeric Help Fight Pain and Sickness?

Ginger and turmeric are two of the most extensively studied ingredients in herbal medicine.

When You Discover You've Climbed the Wrong Ladder - Ethics Daily

Unless you’re a painter, roofer or firefighter, you’re probably not on a ladder very often.  From time to time, you use a stepstool to reach the to...

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer's disease. A new study, p...

125 - Stuart Kauffman on Physics, Life, and The Adjacent Possible

This week’s guest is living legend, transdisciplinary scientist-philosopher Stuart Kauffman, whose pioneering work on self-organization and the eme...

Future Thinkers - Cultivating Human Sovereignty

Today on Emerge I’m speaking with Euvie Ivanova and Mike Gilliland, hosts of the Future Thinkers podcast. In this conversation we explore the conce...

FTP104: Retreat Center Vision & Other New Projects

We’ve been diving deep into several projects lately - growing our courses, designing a brand new meditation app, starting the global Future Thinker...

Labour elite wins a battle, but it might have just lost the war | John Crace

Unconditional adoration for Corbyn overrules Momentum remainers who believed promises their voices would be heard

Hack Journalism

The gutter press are back where they feel most comfortable...the gutter. For tickets to see Jonathan Pie: The FAKE NEWS Tour go to https://www.jon...

Pratyahara: Yoga’s Forgotten Limb

Could you describe pratyahara if someone ask you to?

A single dose of 5-MeO-DMT produces rapid and persistent improvements in life satisfaction and psychopathological symptoms

A single inhalation of the psychedelic drug 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT) is associated with sustained improvements in satisfaction ...

Eating meat could become illegal, says top British barrister

Eating meat could become illegal due to the ecological damage it does to the planet, a top British barrister has said.  Michael Mansfield QC believ...

Extinction Rebellion

This is Our Declaration of International Non-Violent Rebellion Against the World’s Governments for Criminal Inaction on the Ecological Crisis.

The International Rebellion Continues: From 7 October Extinction Rebellion UK to shutdown Westminster for at least two weeks - Extinction Rebellion

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Greta Thunberg to world leaders: 'How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood'

'You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,' climate activist Greta Thunberg has told world leaders at the 2019 UN climate a...

Towards Complex Governance Systems

This Context Paper was written in the context of my work as part of the DGOV (Distributed Governance) Foundation where we are developing a…

Greta Thunberg to critics of climate action: "If we can save the banks, we can save the world"

#ClimateStrike founder rejects argument that climate action is too expensive: "People in power do not lack money"

The future is teal

Perspectives on organization design for today’s startups

Celo: A platform for fast, secure, stable digital payments

Celo is building a monetary system that creates the conditions for prosperity for all. Our stablecoin uses phone numbers as identity and is built o...

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