Archive for the ‘systemic risk’ Category
Posted in anthropocentrism, civilization collapse, climate change, conservation, consumerism, corporate crime, deep ecology, economic growth, environmental degradation, future, global collapse, health and wellness, materialism, nature's rights, resource depletion, systemic risk on March 7, 2016| Leave a Comment »
Posted in consumerism, economic growth, environmental degradation, future, materialism, resource depletion, systemic risk, tagged economic expansion, endless growth, global economic risk, limitless growth madness, natural resources on April 28, 2014| 1 Comment »
I have good news and bad news. The bad news is everything you have been taught about prosperity and success in this economy is a lie. Your school, the people around you, the media and your officials have all been complicit in this lie but you can forgive them for they have believed the lie themselves. Everyone has been the victim of this lie as well as the victimizer.
The good news is you can choose to acknowledge the lie and help us build a real future. You can become fully informed on the lie and educate yourself on the alternative. There is a growing number of workable alternative and sustainable economic and life models we can develop and implement in our very own neighborhoods and beyond.
These solutions are primarily place and community based, but they are transferable and scalable to the size of the planet. I will be writing about them. We need to understand what is wrong before we can fix it.
Posted in carbon emissions, climate change, consumerism, environmental degradation, global change, global warming, human intelligence, systemic risk, tagged global crises, global system failure, systemic risk on March 17, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Posted in anthropocentrism, climate change, conservation, deep ecology, environmental degradation, global change, global warming, systemic risk, tagged Brundtland report, deep ecology, environmentalism, Responsibility to future generations, sustainability on March 12, 2014| Leave a Comment »
I think the quote in this post embodies the meaning of sustainability or in simple words, consciousness and wisdom. If you get this many of the so perceived dilemmas of environmentalism and sustainability will pop out of existence like soap bubbles. Enjoy.
Posted in deep ecology, economy, education, environmental degradation, global change, global warming, Michigan, systemic risk, tagged cold winter, Global warming, Polar Vortex on March 2, 2014| 3 Comments »
Climate Deniers especially in the United States are taking advantage of the polar vortex which this season has brought the unusually crude and long winter people on both sides of the Atlantic. Their intention as always is to debunk climate science and Global Warming (GW).
Many of these people despite their high level of education and professional achievements are nonetheless trapped in a narrow minded reductionist view of reality and often suffer from an irreparable inability to think how Nature truly works, as a system.
In fact Nature, in this case the atmosphere is a complex adaptive system which defies any attempt to view it in the extremely simplistic but unfortunately still quite common view of most industrialists and most educational institutions.
I am referring to the mechanistic Cartesian view of reality that was established by the scientific revolution primarily through Newton and Descartes. This is the blind belief that reality is a machine we can analyze and control by fragmenting it into its components.
I have discussed this topic of the linear mechanistic thinking versus systems thinking in several of my earlier posts. I thus invite you to read them as well as to do your own research on this most critical subject. Unrelated as it may first appear to be, understanding society’s inability to grasp the systems view and in the case of our planet, the eco-systemic view of reality will greatly help you resolve any dilemmas you may still have about GW or climate change.