Order in Chaos

Global warming relates to everything. The change will ultimately affect everything, everywhere, everyone. Where to start? What to monitor? What should I do now?

I need some way to organize information and thoughts for myself.  Here is how:


The list below is what I came up with: a tentative order in chaos. It is tentative and preliminary, an inventory of concepts that seem to describe this all-encompassing holistic phenomenon. I will revise and redesign the list when I understand more. For now, I have two main categories: The planet itself, seen from the perspective of science and research. This category includes biological life, the sun and space. The other category is mankind and its way of reacting to the changing habitat. Man is an animal and therefore part of life on the planet. So the two categories are linked. In fact, the second should probably be a part of the first, but I will keep them separate for now. Did I forget something important?

Table of Content for  Climate Change
a draft, more like a hypothesis…

1  Natural Science and Research

1.1  GAIA AND BIOLOGY
1.1.1 Biological Diversity
1.1.2 Environmental Health
1.1.3 Human Population
1.1.4 Extinction and Survival
1.1.5 Fish, Birds, Wildlife
1.1.6 The Human Genome Revised?
1.2  WATER, SOIL AND AIR
1.2.1 Greenhouse Gasses
1.2.1.1 Methane and Permafrost
1.2.1.2 Carbon Dioxide Emission
1.2.2 Polar Regions and Glaciers
1.2.3 Coal, Oil and Raw Materials
1.2.4 Rising Sea Levels and Habitats
1.2.5 Water Shortage and Desertification
1.2.6 Oceans, Acidity and Conveyor Belts
1.2.7 Forest Management
1.3 GAIA AND HYSTERESIS
1.3.1 Statistics, Footprints
1.3.2 Education, Research
1.3.3 Environmental Modelling
1.3.3.1 Oxygen and Life
1.3.3.2 Climate Models
1.3.3.3 Clouds, Waters and Albedo
1.3.4 The Sun and Outer Space
1.3.5 Gaia Theory
1.3.6 Will Gaia one day retire?

2  Mankind

2.1   BUSINESS
2.1.1  Habitats (homes, buildings, cities)
2.1.2 Travel and Transportation
2.1.3 Energy Production, Alternative Sources
2.1.4 Food Production, Food Crises
2.1.4.1 Crops, Animals for Food
2.1.5 Waste and Recycling Business
2.1.6 Eco-Barons and Eco-Leaders
2.1.7 The Race to the Bottom
2.2   CONSUMERS
2.2.1  Patterns of Consumption and Waste
2.2.2 Buying Green, Green Materials
2.2.3 Health and Medicine
2.2.4 The Time of Scarcity
2.3   CHOICE AND DECISION MAKING
2.3.1  Economics of Production, Consumption and Waste
2.3.2  Politics of Collapse and Recovery
2.3.2.1 Global Conferences, Agreements and Organizations
2.3.2.2 Disaster Management and Relief Operations
2.3.2.3 Access to resources, Competition and Conflict
2.3.3 Ideological fragmentation
2.4   DEBATE AND LEARNING
2.4.1  Old, New and Third World Dialog
2.4.2 Education, Learning to Live on a Warmer Planet
2.4.3 Awareness and Media
2.4.4 Opinion Leaders
2.4.5 Action Groups, Activists and Citizens
2.4.6 Books, Reports and Social Media
2.4.7 Knowledge Nostalgia
2.5   HISTORY AND SCENARIOS OF COLLAPSE AND RECOVERY
2.5.1 Earth 1.0 The Natural Planet
2.5.2 Earth 2.0 The Industrialized Planet
2.5.3 Earth 3.0 The Sustainable Planet
2.5.4 Earth 4.0 Retirement in the Galaxy

About Jan-Henrik Johansson 18 Articles
I am a philosopher and my interest is in the many diversified cultures of mankind. In my writing I try to understand what insights mankind needs to learn in order to control climate change, to create a new paradigm for global decision making and to benefit from the opportunities of the Digital Age. I hope this site will offer insights to share. Thanks and have a very good day on our common and only planet!

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