climate crisis; change of thinking; interdependence; cooperation
"Edukacja Etyczna" 2020, nr 17, s. 5-16
Climate change caused by excessive emissions of greenhouse gases is becoming, along with excessive exploitation of the environment, agriculture and urbanization, one of the main threats to life on Earth and our civilization. Although we have known about the relationship between carbon dioxide emissions and the rise of the average temperature on Earth since end of the 20th century, it was only after nearly 100 years that we took international action to reduce this phenomenon. We are looking at the closing window and the question arises
whether we will be able to react and stave off the climate crisis. We know what immediate actions are needed, but we do not take them. It seems that a necessary condition for doing the work of repairing the world is a complete change in the way we view the natural world. It must be based on relational thinking, emphasize mutual relationships, the interdependence of man and nature, human beings and non-human beings.