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The poison of materialism and the elixir of spirituality

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 21. May 2021 - 21:08

The poison of materialism and the elixir of spirituality

Blog by Arthur Lyon Dahl


An interview by Rowan Hooper with forest ecologist Suzanne Simard in the New Scientist (1 May 2021) triggered a deep reflection on an underlying theme between all my current interests, while helping to explain the disintegration and integration so visible in the world today, and what we need to do to respond.

Inside UNEP

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 16. March 2021 - 14:44

Inside UNEP

Book Review of Maria Ivanova's
The Untold Story of the World’s Leading Environmental Institution: UNEP at Fifty
by Arthur Dahl


Maria Ivanova. The Untold Story of the World’s Leading Environmental Institution: UNEP at Fifty. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2021. 329 pp.

UNEP at Fifty

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 15. February 2021 - 10:50

In The Untold Story of the World’s Leading Environmental Institution: UNEP at Fifty, my good friend Maria Ivanova @mivanova assesses the past and imagines the future for the United Nations Environment Programme @UNEP. It features UN Secretaries-General, UNEP Executive Directors, and other leaders. My voice as a long-time UNEP collaborator and partner is included. http://bit.ly/MITPressUntoldStoryMariaIvanova.

Scientists' Warnings: Affluence

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 7. December 2020 - 0:09

Scientists' Warnings: Affluence


After a "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity in 1992, the Alliance of World Scientists (https://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/) issued a "World Scientists’ Warning: Second Notice" in 2017, and a "Scientists' Warning of a Climate Emergency" in 2019 (https://www.scientistswarning.org/).