Ontology: Natural Order

Spatial Scope: focus is on the earth, including seas.

Temporal Scope: now and the future.

Ecosystem services to humankind: services that the natural environment provides to people:

  • critical materials
  • environmental conditions
  • waste assimilation

Impact of human economic activity: Depends on magnitude, concentration, dissipation, and transformation of flows of material and energy.

Antropogenic Change: Mankind's activities influence the environment, and the climate. According to the IPCC 4th Assessment Report "Climate Change Synthesis Report" these activities have a strong and risk-prone impact on the earth's atmosphere and climate. More details on global plans to cope with such impact and its consequences are at http://unfccc.wikidot.com/value-proposition . These plans involve also the Social Order and the Techno Order.