It's not a Biospheric Crisis, but a Noospheric Emergency ~ Envisioning The Regeneration of Planet Earth
Statement of the Problem
" ... it is unscientific to accept the concept of a biosphere and to reject the concept of a noosphere. The noosphere is as much a part of earth as any other sphere, such as the hydrosphere. Indeed, by virtue of its being the cause of most ecological woes and the seat of all ecological action, the noosphere should, from the ecologist's standpoint, be the most crucial layer. Its health and its protection from man's own perversity should be one of his concerns. For obviously noospheric pollution is the source of all pollution."
P. R. Masani, "The Ecology of the Noosphere ..." (1995)
When it is said that "noospheric pollution is the source of all pollution," we are speaking of the role of the human thinking layer in the whole system scheme of the planetary design. This design constitutes an evolving dynamic. By bringing the noosphere into a discussion of the biospheric crisis, we are recognizing that unless we bring our minds to bear on the meaning and nature of the noosphere that we will not solve the biospheric crisis. First of all, this means recognizing the impact of the human thinking layer on all of the evolutionary and dynamic biogeochemical cycles of Earth's system.
"BE WORRIED. BE VERY WORRIED." The April 3, 2006, Time magazine special report on global Warming cover story shouts for your attention: "Climate change isn't some vague future problem - it's already damaging the planet at an alarming pace. Here's how it affects you, your kids and their kids as well."