Multiple studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities. Climate change is only one of the boundaries which human activities might have already crossed beyond repair. A group of scientists led by Johan Rockstom and including James Hansen has come out with a total of 9 planetary boundaries, each of which if crossed may lead to driving the earth system into a much inhospitable state, driven by human activities. Climate change is just one of the four boundaries that scientists believe has already been crossed – the others being – loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change and altered biogeochemical cycles (Nitrogen and Phosphorus). Hence it is clear climate change is mere beginning of the human ecological global problem.
Coupled with the global threshold of climate change and other similar natural boundaries crossing of which should be prohibited for human action (through an effective world governance), there are other current and emerging global challenges which need to be addressed by a new shape of world governance. Although debatable, current shape of the world governance chiefly administered through Bretton Woods Institutions (UN, IMF, IBRD & WTO) is ineffective or have failed. Role of entrepreneurs, capitalists or ruling class in solving these urgent problems is questionable. So it is time for all the inhabitants of the planet from different sections of the society to at least think of a new shape of world governance which can effectively guide human action away from self destruction or advance bills for the coming generations.
I invite all to share their views on the subject on what is your ideas for a new model of world governance which may either replace or complement the existing system of governance. You may like to join me on this group I have created for the purpose – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/10324713
If you have any idea to share do join the above group and share it.