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(A cartoon exploration -Chapter Six)
The survival of human kind provides good reason to explore the potent nature of climate processes An even greater reason is that the journey of exploration may well open us to amazing and wonderful experiences of existence.
We face major challenges along the way, perhaps none as extraordinary as those created by the ego that resides in each of us. This element of our psyche plays a pivotal role in determining our perceptions and is characterised by both an abhorrence of notions of mortality and an incredible, ingenious capacity for self-deceit. It is well capable of generating vast, sophisticated rationales of denial of change/stewardship and can easily make us our own worst enemy. Smile.
Chapter Six asks whether this hilarious and tragic behaviour is manifest in the current belief that Earth’s atmosphere is a a giant greenhouse. Could it be that this belief system blinds us to more sustainable ways of understanding the complex, vital thermodynamics of the airs of our planet? Indeed could it be that the Greenhouse religion facilitates the dangerous excesses of the Industrial Revolution?
Chapter Six: The Ego and Greenhouse Earth