By A. Bandarage
Asoka Bandarage presents an built-in research of the dual demanding situations of environmental sustainability and human future health by way of investigating them as interconnected phenomena requiring a paradigmatic psychosocial transformation. She provides an incisive social technological know-how research and an alternate philosophical point of view at the wanted transition from a worldview of domination to 1 of partnership.
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They blame themselves taking out pent up frustrations and anger on each other and themselves. Fortunately, however, more and more people are waking up becoming aware of the extremism and inherent dangers of the dominant trajectory of socioeconomic development. They are recognizing the urgent need for a more balanced and compassionate relationship to the Earth, to each other, and to ourselves. Before taking up these developments, the next chapter examines the historical evolution of social domination that has brought us to the brink of disaster.
Do we want a new nature? What kind of new nature do we want? What is a designable human? What is a new human? What kind of new human do we want? ”55 Undoubtedly, these questions on manipulation and redesign of nature have implications beyond science to practically every aspect of life on earth, society, and the economy. Indeed, are we losing our human identity and survival as a species in nature? As earthbased indigenous people are extinguished from the face of the Earth, are we becoming extensions of technology physically and psychologically?
Drones, the first wave of satellite-guided unmanned aerial vehicles along with new forms of cyber and space warfare, will transform defense into a robotics arms race in space. 94The United Nations is considering using drones for the first time to monitor the armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ”97 Notwithstanding the peaceful new world order envisioned at the end of the Cold War, the world is experiencing an explosion of “complex emergencies” and a multiplicity of threats. They combine terrorism, armed conflicts, and military intervention with collapse of economic, political and social institutions, environmental destruction, famine, displacement, and other human rights violations.
Sustainability and Well-Being: The Middle Path to Environment, Society, and the Economy by A. Bandarage