This section contains links and commentaries that relat to the ‘big picture’ of the entire (finite space) planet in the Anthropocene Epoch of exponential impact (infinite trajectory) of the human ‘Machine World’ upon this finite Natural World ‘Spaceship’. The content reflects the inter-relationships between self, society and nature – in sum, the whole complexity of the multiple, hierarchically interdependent systems that constitute life on (Spaceship) earth and its support systems. There is much speculation that our Pale Blue Dot spaceship may become uninhabitable due to human population impact and overshoot. A key source is the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) a multi-disciplinary earth science research centre.
BIG WORLD; SMALL PLANET – Johan Rockstrom (SRC) presents possibly the best lecture (60 min) on the Anthropocene Epoch that is available. He offers remedies to avoid imminent tipping points.
TIPPING POINTS – SRC submission to COP23 – 10 conclusions