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Interconnectedness of World Problems. A Conceptual Map by Fritjof Capra Based on Plan B 3.0 , by Lester Brown. linear thinking. web of life.

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InterconnectednessofWorld Problems

A Conceptual Map by Fritjof Capra

Based on Plan B 3.0, by Lester Brown


linear thinking

web of life

UNLIMITED GROWTH

FINITE PLANET

nonlinear patterns

materialism, greed

ecological cycles

illusion

Corporate Growth

Population Growth

Economic Growth

failure to include social & envir. costs

“free trade” rules

massive market failure

lack of family planning

information technology

demographic pressure

throw-away economy

Global Capitalism

financial networks

excessive consumption

no ethics

illiteracy

social inequality

energy and resource intensive

social exclusion

waste

Fossil Fuels

pollution

Poverty

health challenges

massive carbon release

HIV epidemic

Climate Change

Depletion of Resources

Peak Oil

heat waves

floods

droughts

forest fires

declining rainfall

regional & internat. conflicts

storms

overfishing

deforestation

increase of energy costs

overgrazing

crop withering

Rising Temperatures

habitat destruction

Collapsing Fisheries

economic devastation

farmers vs. cities

polar ice glaciers

Soil Erosion

melting of ice

impact on oil intensive industries

Species Extinction

Water Scarcity

dust storms

advancing deserts

falling water tables

rising seas

damage to coral reefs

lakes disappearing

shrinking grain harvest

degradation of land

airlines automobiles

diversion of grain to biofuel

rivers running dry

habitat alterations

industrial agriculture

Impact on irrigation by large rivers

Threats to Food Security

Impact on Ecosystem Services

water purification pollination flood control, etc.

Rise of Food Prices

Climate Refugees

Famine

Failing States

chaos in world grain markets

food riots

tears in the fabric of the web of life

disintegration of law and order

loss of personal security

terrorism

civil conflict

POTENTIAL UNRAVELING OF CIVILIZATION


The Fundamental Dilemma

linear thinking

web of life

UNLIMITED GROWTH

FINITE PLANET

nonlinear patterns

materialism, greed

ecological cycles


Three Kinds of Growth

linear thinking

web of life

UNLIMITED GROWTH

FINITE PLANET

nonlinear patterns

materialism, greed

ecological cycles

illusion

Corporate Growth

Population Growth

Economic Growth

failure to include social & envir. costs

massive market failure


Global Capitalism

linear thinking

web of life

UNLIMITED GROWTH

FINITE PLANET

nonlinear patterns

materialism, greed

ecological cycles

illusion

Corporate Growth

Population Growth

Economic Growth

failure to include social & envir. costs

“free trade” rules

massive market failure

lack of family planning

information technology

demographic pressure

throw-away economy

Global Capitalism

financial networks

excessive consumption

no ethics

illiteracy

social inequality

energy and resource intensive

social exclusion

waste

pollution

Poverty

health challenges

HIV epidemic

Depletion of Resources


Population Growth and Poverty

web of life

UNLIMITED GROWTH

FINITE PLANET

nonlinear patterns

ecological cycles

illusion

Population Growth

Economic Growth

failure to include social & envir. costs

massive market failure

lack of family planning

information technology

demographic pressure

Global Capitalism

financial networks

no ethics

illiteracy

social inequality

social exclusion

Poverty

health challenges

HIV epidemic

Depletion of Resources


Depletion of Resources

Depletion of Resources

regional & internat. conflicts

deforestation

overfishing

overgrazing

habitat destruction

Collapsing Fisheries

farmers vs. cities

Soil Erosion

Species Extinction

Water Scarcity

dust storms

advancing deserts

damage to coral reefs

lakes disappearing

falling water tables

degradation of land

rivers running dry

water purification

pollination

flood control, etc.

Impact on Ecosystem Services


Global Climate Change

Fossil Fuels

massive carbon release

Climate Change

Depletion of Resources

heat waves

floods

droughts

forest fires

declining rainfall

regional & internat. conflicts

storms

overfishing

deforestation

overgrazing

crop withering

Rising Temperatures

habitat destruction

Collapsing Fisheries

economic devastation

farmers vs. cities

polar ice glaciers

Soil Erosion

melting of ice

Water Scarcity

rising seas

shrinking grain harvest

habitat alterations

Impact on irrigation by large rivers

Climate Refugees


Global Climate Change

massive carbon release

Climate Change

heat waves

floods

droughts

forest fires

declining rainfall

regional & internat. conflicts

storms

deforestation

overgrazing

crop withering

Rising Temperatures

habitat destruction

economic devastation

farmers vs. cities

polar ice glaciers

Soil Erosion

melting of ice

Species Extinction

Water Scarcity

dust storms

advancing deserts

falling water tables

rising seas

damage to coral reefs

lakes disappearing

shrinking grain harvest

degradation of land

rivers running dry

habitat alterations

Impact on irrigation by large rivers

Threats to Food Security

Impact on Ecosystem Services

water purification pollination flood control, etc.

Climate Refugees


Peak Oil

Fossil Fuels

Peak Oil

increase of energy costs

impact on oil intensive industries

diversion of grain to biofuel

airlines automobiles

industrial agriculture

Rise of Food Prices

food riots

chaos in world grain markets


Threats to Food Security

Fossil Fuels

massive carbon release

Climate Change

Depletion of Resources

heat waves

floods

droughts

forest fires

declining rainfall

regional & internat. conflicts

storms

overfishing

deforestation

overgrazing

crop withering

Rising Temperatures

habitat destruction

Collapsing Fisheries

economic devastation

farmers vs. cities

polar ice glaciers

Soil Erosion

melting of ice

Species Extinction

Water Scarcity

dust storms

advancing deserts

falling water tables

rising seas

damage to coral reefs

lakes disappearing

shrinking grain harvest

degradation of land

rivers running dry

habitat alterations

Impact on irrigation by large rivers

Threats to Food Security

Impact on Ecosystem Services

water purification pollination flood control, etc.

Rise of Food Prices


Failing States

Threats to Food Security

Impact on Ecosystem Services

water purification

pollination

flood control, etc.

Climate Refugees

Famine

Failing States

tears in the fabric of the web of life

disintegration of law and order

loss of personal security

terrorism

civil conflict

POTENTIAL UNRAVELING OF CIVILIZATION


linear thinking

web of life

UNLIMITED GROWTH

FINITE PLANET

nonlinear patterns

materialism, greed

ecological cycles

illusion

Corporate Growth

Population Growth

Economic Growth

failure to include social & envir. costs

“free trade” rules

massive market failure

lack of family planning

information technology

demographic pressure

throw-away economy

Global Capitalism

financial networks

excessive consumption

no ethics

illiteracy

social inequality

energy and resource intensive

social exclusion

waste

Fossil Fuels

pollution

Poverty

health challenges

massive carbon release

HIV epidemic

Climate Change

Depletion of Resources

Peak Oil

heat waves

floods

droughts

forest fires

declining rainfall

regional & internat. conflicts

storms

overfishing

deforestation

increase of energy costs

overgrazing

crop withering

Rising Temperatures

habitat destruction

Collapsing Fisheries

economic devastation

farmers vs. cities

polar ice glaciers

Soil Erosion

melting of ice

impact on oil intensive industries

Species Extinction

Water Scarcity

dust storms

advancing deserts

falling water tables

rising seas

damage to coral reefs

lakes disappearing

shrinking grain harvest

degradation of land

airlines automobiles

diversion of grain to biofuel

rivers running dry

habitat alterations

industrial agriculture

Impact on irrigation by large rivers

Threats to Food Security

Impact on Ecosystem Services

water purification pollination flood control, etc.

Rise of Food Prices

Climate Refugees

Famine

Failing States

chaos in world grain markets

food riots

tears in the fabric of the web of life

disintegration of law and order

loss of personal security

terrorism

civil conflict

POTENTIAL UNRAVELING OF CIVILIZATION


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