- This biosphere
What do we depend on?
They drink an air that would burst your lungs out - G. Brassens
Societies always die from suicide or murder rather than from natural causes, and nearly always from suicide - Arnold Joseph Toynbee
Biosphere is the material substrate which allows a living being to exist.
Thus this being has a direct responsibility toward it if he claims to
rational consciousness; this is the case of human beings,
his biosphere is
... or at least the inhabitable crust.
A slice of Earth. In the thickness of the green line on the left is our whole Biosphere, from submarine abysses to the high layers of the atmosphere.
But his current behavior seems dysfunctional in this regard, and the behavior of
his societies even more.
It becomes clear that this behavior destroys the
biosphere allowing him to exist.
That, at the individual level, would immediately lead to a diagnosis of disorder by any psychiatrist...
The problem of overpopulation aim directly at our own existence where
global warming only involves us through a chain of causality...
let's talk about the later then!
Why do we indulge to question our own safety on the long term?
The main reason is probably that our beliefs mislead, especially when it drives us
to think that our lives are under Nature's laws less than before.
History teaches us that this kind of illusion had a heavy cost for many civilizations,
also that each time the people must find solutions
when situations are
beyond the control of "officials"
Stars, without and with light nuisance
Food chains are out of control
Critical situations leading to the decline of a civilization are well known
and very often the same,
which gives a list of the main ones: