In the News (from eco.ria.ru): “The world economic crisis of 2008-2009 could not slow down the growth of global emissions of greenhouse gases: After falling by 1.4% in 2009, the emissions grew by 5.9% in 2010 (33.4 billion tons of CO2-equivalent), reports Nature Climate Change magazine.
“Since 1990, …global greenhouse gas emissions increased by 49%.
“The greatest contributions were made by China, USA, India, Russia, and the EU.”
My Comment: Since everything is completely interconnected in the general universe, the still, vegetative, animate, and human levels of nature mutually influence each other. Moreover, since these four parts of nature differ in the level of their development, they represent a pyramid. The still level lies at its basis, the vegetative and animate levels follow afterwards, and the top of the pyramid is occupied by our civilization due to its egoism, power, and impact.
According to the degree of impact, dependence, and effect, the levels of the pyramid are correlated in such a way that the whole force of the lowest level, that of the still, is equal to the force of the most primitive form of the next level of the pyramid, that being the most primitive plant: corals.
The whole vegetative level, the second level of the pyramid, is equal in its influence to the most primitive representative of the third level, an animal, a so-called “dog of the field,” meaning a creature that feeds from the earth through its roots like a plant, but whose organism already has the rudiments of the animal body.
And the entire third level of the pyramid, the animate, is equal in its influence to the most undeveloped form of the fourth level of the pyramid, a human being. The intermediate state between the third and fourth level is an ape.
From the above, we can understand how people affect the world and the universe without knowing it! This happens because all the parts of the pyramid are initially completely interconnected into a unified system of nature. Moreover, this effect increases with the level of human development, and the more man develops, not technically but internally, the more influence on the whole of nature he has. That’s why to the extent of our development, time of all the processes in our world is accelerating.
At the present stage of human development, nature causes our advancement and influences us and all its parts as a unified system (which, by the way, we divide into parts, but relative to nature, it’s as one whole). Through his evolution and history, man passed the stage of his inner development of desire and mind as an individual part of nature. Now, he must consciously, through his attitude towards fellow men, organize the same integral whole, as all the other parts of nature.
Therefore, we feel that our world has suddenly become global and integral, although we are not actually connected with each other so much (see the post “The Concealed Power Of Thought”). This development of nature binds us with its invisible ties more and more. And because we don’t match them, we experience our state as a crisis.
In any case, nature will break us if we resist, and if we begin to advance towards integration between ourselves and it, it will help us change ourselves.