Assignment 5- Policy Analysis Paper.docx - STRAYER UNIVERSITY CLIMATE CHANGE RISK OR COMMUNITY IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC

Assignment 5- Policy Analysis Paper.docx - STRAYER...

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STRAYER UNIVERSITY CLIMATE CHANGE: RISK OR COMMUNITY IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION INSTRUCTOR NAME: MARK A. STALLO, Ph.D STUDENT: JOSE SANCHEZ MARCH 22, 2020
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1. Introduction or Problem Definition The environmental crisis and the current process of climate change are anthropogenic in nature. Human activity, since the industrial revolution, it has become the main driving force for global environmental change (Steff et al., 2005). This human dominance has led to the emergence of the anthropocene within the Holocene (Steff et al., 2007). In this In this sense, it can be affirmed that the environmental crisis is the product of a certain type of society and the way in which it understands and uses nature. Capitalism has been the characteristic social formation of the anthropocene, the same that has led to the current environmental crisis in which the planet is exceeding thresholds beyond which nonlinear changes 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 are based on history of the domination of man over nature, and its fuel is the exploitation of natural resources to levels that have generated a carcinogenic effect of inorganic growth with multiple manifestations of increasing externalities (contamination, poverty, wars, precariousness). The environmental crisis and, within it, climate change are problems tributaries 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 organization and design strategies of the world in politics and economics (Judt, 2011). There is no room 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 of environmental and social degradation (Garrido Peña, 1993). Capital shows a phase in which, paradoxically, it socializes the damage to their exploitation of the planet, while the axes of accumulation turn to the commons: the oceans, the forests Amazon, air, carbon.
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2. Issue Analysis At this point we approach deeper reflection, and ask ourselves what this crisis means, and will mean for man, which in rigor has a "twin brother" in every area of human life; the economic crisis of capital, which suffers the human needs of vast sectors of the world population; the political crisis, which is related to the capital control devices that are activated when the economic crisis is underway; and finally and in general, the crisis societal (that we postulate), which materializes when the physical substrate of capital; land (understood not only as a means of production but also environmentally) and the physical environment in general is placed in a perpetual scenario of degradation and dismantling. This is a crisis of "Capitalist world system", as an anthropocentric civilizing model, technocentric, quantitative, based on the domain of nature (Prada, 2011). The
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