STRAYER UNIVERSITYCLIMATE CHANGE: RISKOR COMMUNITY IN THEENVIRONMENTAL CRISISINTERNATIONAL PUBLICADMINISTRATIONINSTRUCTOR NAME:MARK A. STALLO, Ph.DSTUDENT: JOSE SANCHEZMARCH 22, 2020
1. Introduction or Problem Definition The environmental crisis and the current process of climate change are anthropogenic innature. Human activity, since the industrial revolution, it has become the main drivingforce for global environmental change (Steff et al., 2005). This human dominance has ledto the emergence of the anthropocene within the Holocene (Steff et al., 2007). In this Inthis sense, it can be affirmed that the environmental crisis is the product of a certain typeof society and the way in which it understands and uses nature. Capitalism has been thecharacteristic social formation of the anthropocene, the same that has led to the currentenvironmental crisis in which the planet is exceeding thresholds beyond which nonlinearchanges will be initiated and without the possibility of backsliding (Barnosky et al., 2012;Foley, 2010; Rockstrom et al., 2009b). The environmental crisis and climate change arebased on history of the domination of man over nature, and its fuel is the exploitation ofnatural resources to levels that have generated a carcinogenic effect of inorganic growthwith multiple manifestations of increasing externalities (contamination, poverty, wars,precariousness). The environmental crisis and, within it, climate change are problemstributaries of modernity. As it is, although more recent, the hegemony of unique thought,which is expressed in the inability to think, model and formulate alternative organizationand design strategies of the world in politics and economics (Judt, 2011). There is noroom for other alternatives aside from the domination of the civilization of progress,which ends up becoming a kind of metastasis, given the climate crisis and its cloak ofenvironmental and social degradation (Garrido Peña, 1993). Capital shows a phase inwhich, paradoxically, it socializes the damage to their exploitation of the planet, while theaxes of accumulation turn to the commons: the oceans, the forests Amazon, air, carbon.
2. Issue Analysis At this point we approach deeper reflection, and ask ourselves what this crisis means, andwill mean for man, which in rigor has a "twin brother" in every area of human life; theeconomic crisis of capital, which suffers the human needs of vast sectors of the worldpopulation; the political crisis, which is related to the capital control devices that areactivated when the economic crisis is underway; and finally and in general, the crisissocietal (that we postulate), which materializes when the physical substrate of capital;land (understood not only as a means of production but also environmentally) and thephysical environment in general is placed in a perpetual scenario of degradation anddismantling. This is a crisis of "Capitalist world system", as an anthropocentric civilizingmodel, technocentric, quantitative, based on the domain of nature (Prada, 2011). The