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By Jim Norwine (auth.), Jim Norwine (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9400773528

ISBN-13: 9789400773523

ISBN-10: 9400773536

ISBN-13: 9789400773530

In this publication, a global group of environmental and social scientists clarify robust present change-engines and the way their results, and our responses to them, will rework Earth and humankind into the 22nd-century (c.2100).

This ebook starts off through detailing the present country of information approximately those ongoing, accelerating and in all likelihood world-transforming alterations: weather switch, within the kind of international warming, and a profound rising shift of normative cultural towards the assumptions and values frequently linked to so-called postmodernity, similar to tolerance, range, self-referentiality, and dubiety changed with simple task. subsequent, the members think, clarify and debate the main most likely consequent adjustments of human and usual ecologies and economies that would occur through the tip of the 21st-century.

In sixteen compellingly unique, provocative and readable chapters, A global after weather swap and Culture-Shift offers a unique imaginative and prescient of our present age as a “hinge” or axial century, one pushed via the main radical mixed swap of nature and tradition because the upward thrust of agriculture on the finish of the final Ice Age a few 10 millennia in the past. This ebook is extremely steered to students and scholars of the environmental and social sciences, in addition to to all readers attracted to how adjustments in nature and tradition will interact to reshape our international and ourselves.

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The Holocene then has been a relatively benign time in climate history—ideal for the development of civilization. There have been a few recent variations of climate worth mentioning at the multidecadal time scale. For example, many indicators suggest that the time between 1600 and 1800 was colder by 1 or 2 ◦ C (1 or 3 ◦ F), especially in the North Atlantic region. This has been referred to as the Little Ice Age. It probably was also cold elsewhere, but data are sparser outside these areas. Some data suggest that it might have been warmer at least in this same region during the centuries between 900 and 1200 CE (NRC 2006).

Smith assuaged, and the ordinary method of assuaging anxiety is diversion by new activity” (Voegelin 1975). Escapism can be practiced in sensational or narcotic forms, but in every instance the aim is distraction from the anxiety of existence. 4 Whither the World of Appearances? If the natural and social changes predicted in this volume should indeed come to pass, we must expect this sense of estrangement to increase. We already understand that we have no friends in the world of things, but we have grown accustomed to thinking that what we do have in that world are many docile slaves.

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