Climate Change in Spaceship Earth

Climate Change in Spaceship Earth
An Integral Ecological Economics Perspective
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.
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Published: 12-01-2009
Length: 14 Pages
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There is general consensus among the worlds leading scientists that climate changis occurring, and that it is largely the result of human actions. In economics, however, there is no consensus about how to address this problem. The dominant economic school of thought is neoclassical economics, which emphasizes free markets and future technology to solve environmental problems, and deemphasizes the role of government. This article argues that ecological economics, as presented by Kenneth Boulding, is a better alternative to neoclassical economics because it is more compatible with the AQAL model developed by Ken Wilber and others. Bouldings approach is transdisciplinary and presents a unique way of formulating economic policies that better address the economic causes and eects of climate change.