the second civilization theory

calling for a modern understanding of what to qualify as "civilized"

what should the word 'civilized' stand for?

is there already a civilized real world system in place or is it possible that our world system is in part the major cause to our world problems and part, a possibility-space beyond comparison in terms of impact on human and planetary futures

critical examples on how the planets life-supporting-systems begets consistently depleted

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene

climate
change

GDP is a terrible way to measure economic progress

finite
resources

waste and
pollution

biosphere
degradation

UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

species
extinction

HOW CIVILIZED ARE WE IF WE DEPLETE THE FUTURE FOR ALL GENERATIONS TO COME
consider there is no technological, economic or scientific offsetting that can compensate for an ever less habitable planet Life

by now we already know what started happen to the planet once it went systemically ever less civilized

this mapping of colonialism not only reveals our world systems brutal origins but also a humanely necessary and desireable world systems development with phenomenal results over past centrury

History of colonialism

colonization about 100 years ago
after the first 400 years of invasion

History of colonialism

about 500 years of colonization
past 5 centuries of our real world systems building

History of colonialism

colinization about 10 years ago
after the last 100 years of 'civility

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_colonialism

but maybe we also need ask ourselves what we expect to happen with "civilized" when the planet goes less habitable?

IN PROGRESS

stay tuned as we explore the possibility space of a second civilization theory for dealing with the escalation of planetary-scale critical challenges