Beyond the Threshold

Using Climate Change Literature to Support Climate Change Response

Published: December 1, 2009
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By Richard A. Slaughter

This article is intended primarily for those involved in some aspect of climate change but who are only marginally familiar with Integral Theory. It draws on a sample of recent climate change literature for two main purposes. First, it employs integral methods to honor and explore what each has to offer, thus contributing to a larger picture. Second, it seeks to support and strengthen climate change responses at the level of social policy and action.

Movement Building through Metanarrative

An Integral Ideological Response to Climate Change

Published: December 1, 2009
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By Jordan Luftig

The State of the World Forum has chosen the AQAL model as its framework and operating system for its 10-year plan to address climate change. This article proposes that tackling cli- mate change head-on is imperative yet insufficient, and the Forum’s 2020 vision to green the world economy should be framed in terms of a global integral movement.

Publicly Created Systemic Responses to Climate Change

An Integral Approach to Civic Engagement

Published: December 1, 2009
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By Jan Inglis

The author outlines a developmentally designed process of public deliberation for engaging diverse perspectives, setting priorities, and making decisions that address the complex layers of public issues.

Climate Change in Spaceship Earth

An Integral Ecological Economics Perspective

Published: December 1, 2009
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By Robert Scott

There is general consensus among the world’s leading scientists that climate change is occurring, and that it is largely the result of human actions. In economics, however, there is no consensus about how to address this problem.

Solving Climate Change

Achieving a Noospheric Agreement

Published: December 1, 2009
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By John Bunzl

This article situates climate change at the disjuncture between nationcentric worldviews and the new, worldcentric realities of globalization.

An Integral Overview of Climate Change

Why Truth is not Enough

Published: January 1, 2010
By Sean Esbjörn-Hargens

Climate change is a multifaceted problem that requires a transdisciplinary, and thereby integral, approach. In this article I draw on Integral Theory and its AQAL model as a framework for generating an Integral approach to climate change.