Solving Climate Change

Solving Climate Change
Achieving a Noospheric Agreement
By John Bunzl
This article situates climate change at the disjuncture between nationcentric worldviews and the new, worldcentric realities of globalization.
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Published: 12-01-2009
Length: 20 Pages
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This article situates climate change at the disjuncture between nationcentric worldviews and the new, worldcentric realities of globalization. One such reality is the need for nations to maintain their competitiveness in the global market—a competition that systematically precludes dramatic cuts in carbon emissions. I argue that a transformation of consciousness towards the global is needed, and that the nation-state system needs to be transcended and included by a global noospheric agreement disclosed by vision-logic. Towards this, a growing but little-known campaign is presented. To substantiate its claim to be a transformative holon capable of transcending and including the nation-state system, the campaign is analyzed using Ken Wilbers tenets for vertical transformation. The campaign is argued to be the worlds rst form of global electoral politics, a second-tier politics that meshes with the new realities of globalization and so opens the way to solving climate change and other global problems.