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Why Don’t Climate Change Deniers Publish Papers?

Why Don’t Climate Change Deniers Publish Papers? | Whole Earth Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
To me, one of the most fascinating aspects of climate change denial is how deniers essentially never publish in legitimate journals, but instead rely on talk shows, grossly error-laden op-eds, and hugely out-of-date claims (that were never right to...
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The 5 Most Sobering Charts from the IPCC Climate Report | Climate Central

The 5 Most Sobering Charts from the IPCC Climate Report | Climate Central | Whole Earth Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
The IPCC's new climate science report contains vital charts about the future of our climate, and they're not pretty.
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Sweet Tools, Frameworks and Resources for Making Change

Sweet Tools, Frameworks and Resources for Making Change | Whole Earth Systems Thinking | Scoop.it

nice collection of Systems Intervention and Design Principles and Methods,
starting with the "12 Leverage Points for Intervening in a System by Donella Meadows - co-author of Limits to Growth, the first report on our Planetary System to the Club of Rome

 

 

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starting with #7 it gets really interesting, expecially the top 3 are core. Without propperly adressing those top 3, all other efforts may not get a grip. For how adressing those top 3, it could be wise to get back to #8, #7, and #6, as well as #5.

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Systems thinking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Systems thinking is the process of understanding how things, regarded as systems, influence one another within a whole. In nature, systems thinking examples include ecosystems in which various elements such as air, water, movement, plants, and animals work together to survive or perish. In organizations, systems consist of people, structures, and processes that work together to make an organization "healthy" or "unhealthy".

Systems thinking has been defined as an approach to problem solving, by viewing "problems" as parts of an overall system, rather than reacting to specific parts, outcomes or events and potentially contributing to further development of unintended consequences. Systems thinking is not one thing but a set of habits or practices[2] within a framework that is based on the belief that the component parts of a system can best be understood in the context of relationships with each other and with other systems, rather than in isolation. Systems thinking focuses on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect.

In systems science, it is argued that the only way to fully understand why a problem or element occurs and persists is to understand the parts in relation to the whole.[3] Standing in contrast to Descartes's scientific reductionism and philosophical analysis, it proposes to view systems in a holistic manner. Consistent with systems philosophy, systems thinking concerns an understanding of a system by examining the linkages and interactions between the elements that compose the entirety of the system.

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Biophilie – Wikipedia

Unter Biophilie (altgr. bios ‚Leben‘ und philia ‚Liebe‘, wörtlich „Liebe zum Leben“) versteht man das Ethos (Handlungsgrundgesinnung), das Leben von Menschen in all seinen Dimensionen (physisch, psychisch, sozial, musisch, sittlich...) zu erhalten und zu entfalten. Den Begriff hat Albert Schweitzer als "Ehrfurcht vor dem Leben" in die Ethik eingeführt [1] und "Erich Fromm in die philosophisch-psychologische Sprache"[2].

In der Ethik wurde der Begriff von Rupert Lay mit Hinweis auf Fromm eingeführt[3]: "Wir entscheiden uns also, die Erhaltung und Entfaltung des personalen Lebens als höchstes Gut festzustellen. Daraus folgt unmittelbar als kategorischer Imperativ: Handle stets so, dass du das personale Leben in deiner Person als auch in der Person eines jeden anderen Menschen eher mehrst denn minderst."[4] Diese höchste Handlungsnorm, "das personale (soziale, emotionale, musische, sittliche, religiöse) Leben"[5] eher zu entfalten als zu mindern, nennt Lay Biophilie-Postulat.[6]

Für eine kognitivistische Ethik, die einen Wahrheitsanspruch erhebt und nicht nur Geschmacks-Urteile, Vorlieben, abgeben möchte, ist die Frage entscheidend, wie „Biophilie gemessen werden [kann].“ [7] „Das einzig sichere Kriterium ist die Konfliktfreiheit über lange Zeit.“ [8] „Moralisch gut“ ist demnach, was auf die Dauer und im Ganzen zerstörerische Sozialkonflikte (z. B. Feindschaft, Ungerechtigkeit, Unfreiheit) und zerstörerische Individualkonflikte (massive Angst-, Schuld-, Scham und Mindergefühle) vermeidet und auflöst. [9]

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earth-gazing - "What most astronauts don´t tell" - unity and onenes in the system of earth

earth-gazing - "What most astronauts don´t tell" - unity and onenes in the system of earth | Whole Earth Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Here's what most astronauts will never tell you.
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not separate from each other,
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systeminnovationforsustainability

systeminnovationforsustainability | Whole Earth Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
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