A Study of the Needs and Limitations of Our World
(see also Welcome #2 2016 June 14)
It is very likely that our civilization is at a crossroads — because of the consequences of global warming, we will either go extinct, or we will mature as a species. I hope for the latter.
Yes, on the surface, global warming is a technological issue, but it is a super-wicked problem (see my Post #2: The Issues of Global Warming, Part 1) — we have created it , and we may not solve it in time to allow our survival. We are currently in what Laszlo (in Evolution: The General Theory) called a cascade of crises (see diagram).
I strongly believe that global warming is not a technological issue; it is a reflection of our immaturity as a species, and thus is an emotional existential-spiritual issue. We may solve the technological issues, but likely we will then create another crisis in its turn.
The purpose of this blog is to examine the human issues that have lead to global warming, and to initiate discussion of how we can effectively respond. Four categories will be explored:
- a brief study of how and why we have gotten to this situation,
- a vision of who and how we need to be as a civilization,
- the forces that oppress us in preventing this vision from actualization, and
- the forces that can motivate us to achieve this vision.
Thank you. Please participate — it is our future.
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