The environmental crisis

The environmental crisis

Introduction
Some of the most threatening perspectives of our time are related to climate change with Global Warming, caused by the emission of greenhouse gasses, and the severe pollution of the environment causing destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of species. Recent scientific research points to an unusual increase in temperatures on earth. Climate change is both natural and man-made; the topics here are the man-made problems among which consumer mentality and overpopulation can be mentioned. Why are so many individuals ignoring the consequences of such selfish behavior?
In spite of the warnings from scientists and ecological movements, the problems seem to be increasing. The domestication of nature in an artificial reality of modern times reduces humans to numbers and robots. Even though many of these conditions can be described as the consequences of technological development, they also point to a sick society in which the connection between man and nature has been lost. To a certain extent, we are all responsible for what happens to the earth and ourselves because we are part of Nature. In order to find some answers man should look deeper into himself and his own passions.
We suggest, that the problem of the broken link should be approached both psychologically and philosophically to re-establish the link between consciousness and nature. Also defined as microcosmos/macrocosmos. Many great thinkers of the philosophy of Nature from the ancient world have supplied us with valuable views on how to re-establish the connection between Man and nature.
[1]CO2 – the major cause of global warming  is caused by the emission of greenhouse gases
By Sonja Haugaard Christensen
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