Why This Compilation?

In The Little Green Handbook, I discuss seven groups of critical global trends, which threaten our future and the future of our children. We have to find solutions to all of them or at least to as many as we can manage.

Many individuals, groups, and organisations work on solutions to environmental and social problems. However, it appears that they work in virtual isolation with little or no communication between them, and that not many people see what they do. This directory, arranged under the same headings as used in The Little Green Handbook, might help in seeing global efforts in a more clear perspective.

The focus of this compilation is on practical solutions. Included are:

The aim of this directory is to show that we have expertise, technology, and good will to solve critical problems. The aim is also to make these individuals and organisations visible, and to create a better support for them.

Solutions to
Population Explosion

Controlling population growth.

Solutions to
Diminishing Land Resources

Includes solutions to the loss of productive land areas, deforestation, food production, and loss of biodiversity.

Solutions to
Diminishing Water Resources

Includes surface and groundwater freshwater resources, their use and availability, and water-related conflicts

Solutions to
The Destruction of the Atmosphere

Includes global warming and climate change as well as other forms of atmospheric pollution including the destruction of the stratospheric ozone layer.

Solutions to
The Approaching Energy Crisis

Includes fossil fuels and alternative sources of energy
Solutions to
Social Decline
Includes such issues as income inequality, poverty, urbanisation, and human health.

 

Solutions to
Conflicts and Increasing Killing Power

Includes military budgets, interstate and intrastate conflicts, weapons of mass destruction, conventional weapons, and terrorism.

General -- Sites working on a Wide-Range Solutions

Includes military budgets, interstate and intrastate conflicts, weapons of mass destruction, conventional weapons, and terrorism.