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09: Society as a Complex System - Can we find a safe and just operating space for humanity?, 12.08.2017

Finnigan, John; KIT | Webcast [Hrsg.]

  • 0:00:00 Start
  • 0:00:45 What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
  • 0:02:12 Biophysical Planetary Boundaries – Staying in the Holocene
  • 0:04:11 Social Planetary Boundaries – can we live within the doughnut?
  • 0:04:50 These biophysical and social boundaries are fundamentally different
  • 0:06:09 What is a complex system?
  • 0:08:05 Emergence
  • 0:11:47 Self organization – Attractors
  • 0:14:51 Complexity versus Chaos
  • 0:18:25 History of the world in two graphs: 1, Population and technology
  • 0:20:15 History of the world in two graphs: 2, Population and wealth
  • 0:21:02 Attractors in the Human-Earth system
  • 0:22:38 The Malthusian trap-a social attractor for most of human history
  • 0:26:45 Escaping the Malthusian Trap
  • 0:28:37 In the Post-industrial World, a minimal description of the Human-Earth System must include societal dynamics
  • 0:30:27 We will try to construct a systems description
  • 0:30:59 Population: the Fertility-mortality balance and its link with wealth
  • 0:34:20 The Key Feedback from Mortality to Fertility
  • 0:38:23 Fertility-mortality balance-the effect of urban living
  • 0:39:47 Generation of wealth
  • 0:41:10 Generation of wealth-economic output
  • 0:44:17 Social State
  • 0:52:51 Transitioning between Natural State and Open Access Order
  • 0:57:53 Not a new Idea
  • 0:59:02 Social State
  • 1:00:39 Biospheric State
  • 1:01:27 Tracing the links and feedbacks between the four state variables
  • 1:02:17 Population
  • 1:03:49 Economic output
  • 1:05:09 Societal State
  • 1:07:50 State of the Biosphere
  • 1:13:32 Emergence and Coarse graining
  • 1:14:50 Effect of climate change on suitability of land for growing crops
  • 1:20:20 Syrian Civil War
  • 1:24:39 The known Unknowns
  • 1:25:40 We can examine the system description
  • 1:27:30 Can the trajectory of the human-earth system be understood...?
  • 1:28:27 some first conclusions
  • 1:30:33 can understanding the human-earth system as a complex system help?


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Publikationstyp Audio & Video
Publikationsdatum 30.01.2018
Erstellungsdatum 12.08.2017
DOI 10.5445/DIVA/2018-122
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000115337
Serie MICMoR Summer School 2017: Transport Phenomena and the Limits of Life in the Biosphere
Lizenz KITopen-Lizenz
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