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Animate Earth

Animate Earth

Dr Stephan Harding, Schumacher College

The state of the Earth

Drivers of

Global Change

From: Steffen et. al

2004

population

Metrics of

Global Change

From: Steffen et. al

2004

CO2

climate

species

A crisis of world
-
view

“The book of the Universe…is written in the

Language of mathematics.”
Galilieo. 1564
-

1642

“I have described the Earth and the whole visible

Universe in the manner of a machine.”


Descartes. 1596
-
1650

“We should endeavor to establish and extend the


power and dominion of the human race itself over

the Universe.”
Francis Bacon. 1561
-

1626

Anima Mundi

Gaia

The scientific revolution


Gaia, the beautiful, rose up,

b
road blossomed, she

that is the steadfast base

o
f all things. And fair Gaia

first bore

t
he starry Heaven, equal to herself,

t
o cover

her on all sides and to be

a

home forever for the

blessed Gods.

Hesiod.700 BC

Intuition

Sensing

Thinking

Feeling

C.G. Jung

The ‘Jungian Mandala’

James Lovelock

Lynn Margulis

The biota

The abiotic environment

-
Rocks

-
Atmosphere

-
Water

The mainstream view in the 1960’s:

The biota

The abiotic environment

-
Rocks

-
Atmosphere

-

Water


GAIA

Emergent Self
-
Regulation

According to Gaia Theory:

CaCO
3

Coccolithophorids

A

B

A

B

Direct coupling

Inverse coupling

Basic Cybernetics

Volcanic eruptions

Carbon dioxide in

the atmosphere

Rainfall

Biologically assisted

silicate rock weathering

-

Gaia’s

Temperature


clouds


DMS production

Sea surface

temperature

Coccolithophore blooms

Ocean

Atmosphere

-

?

Cercropia spp.

Intuition

Sensing

Thinking

Feeling

C.G. Jung

The ‘Jungian Mandala’

(ethics)

Deep Ecology

“All life has intrinsic

value, irrespective of

its value to humans”



Arne Naess, Professor

Emeritus,Oslo University


Aldo Leopold, 1887
-
1948


“A thing is right when it tends to


preserve the integrity, stability and


beauty of the biotic community, it is


wrong when it tends otherwise”

The Economy

Gaia

Suicidal Growth:

Gaia

The Economy

Intelligent Growth:

Intuition

Sensing

Thinking

Feeling

C.G. Jung

The ‘Jungian Mandala’