Excerpts from Introduction to Third Phase Transition: Solving The Anthropocene Crisis

On the natural right of the Evoluzone

“The preservationist principle is based in saving and restoring wildlife in the Evoluzone. It should be organised by labour devoted to preserving biodiversity and ecology produced by pre-anthropic natural evolution, which has resisted tendencies to ecological collapse. Marginal effects by indigenous populations belong to this principle. The most important part of the planet’s biogeochemical life system might be saved, by large areas of landmass, lakes, rivers, and oceans stretching out in an associated system of preservationist nature reserves. Restoration of such ecologies should be undertaken, in dimensions found to be necessary for turning the tide of mass extinction and keeping aggregate earth system within a safe operating space. Cooperation, voluntarily integrating surviving knowledge, cooperative versatility, and nature valuation of indigenous populations, with the research field earth system science and all its subdisciplines, into one singular, common, and socially equitable association, should form the basis in a global social treaty of natural right in zone management.”

[I]ntercultural cross-fertilisation [is] the prime force of human cooperative evolution. The linear conception of history is … hierarchic. This feature reflects class society’s outlook on mankind, today representing the chief obstacle to seeing the solution of the Anthropocene crisis. Intercultural cross-fertilisation, between remaining unevenness in social evolution, will be transformed into a decisive asset of crisis solution.”

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