One Human Family and a Way through the Storm
October 3, 2017 Kosmos Community News

KOSMOS LIVE Podcast | William Ury on Mediation and the Middle Way

Episode 7 – William Ury, on Mediation and the Middle Way

William Ury is co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, and one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation and mediation. He is co-author of Getting to Yes, the world’s bestselling book on negotiation, and more recently author of Getting to Yes with Yourself.

What It Means To Be A Global Citizen Today

By Ron Israel, Executive Director | The Global Citizens’ Initiative

Global citizens see themselves as part of a wider community. It is a community that is rapidly emerging as a result of increased interconnectivity and interdependence between individuals and nations. A global citizen acts to support the political, social, economic and moral values of this international community.

Devastated Puerto Rico Tests Fairness of Response to Climate Disasters

By Phil McKenna, via Inside Climate News

Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico presents a test case of the United States’ response to climate-related damages on a small island territory that is impoverished, vulnerable and underrepresented in Congress. The storm caused widespread damage that could leave people homeless, jobless and without clean water or electricity for months. As is so often the case, the harm hit hardest those with the fewest resources.


By Mollie Fager, via EarthJustice

Right now, millions of people are feeling the effects of the massive storms, flooding and fires of the last few weeks—painful reminders that climate change is real and is already wreaking destruction on communities around the world. We partner with groups across many of the affected regions who, despite their personal grief and loss, are working on the frontlines to support their communities.

BOOK | AfterNow, by Bob Stilger

By Bob Stilger, Excerpts from the Introduction

At 2:46 in the afternoon Japan Time, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean just off of the northeast coast of Japan. Forty-five minutes later, a 50-foot high tsunami wave traveling at more than 50 miles an hour hit the shoreline, laying waste to all in its path. The next day, the Fukushima nuclear reactors began to explode.

Classic Kosmos | Evolutionary Entrepreneurship | Engaging Collective Will

By Helen Titchen Beeth
Kosmos Journal | Fall/Winter 2008

“This article gives a brief overview of what needs to happen if
we— individually and collectively—are to wisely and effectively engage
in shaping the future of our planet and our species. The community of
‘evolutionary entrepreneurs’ has a rich toolkit of models, maps and
approaches to work with, but they can be effective only if we deeply
understand the habits of the living systems in which we use them.”