Pathfinding: Macroecology as a Social Science


Authors: Sorokina, Olga A.; Gorter, Rendt
Almanac: Evolution:Evolution and Big History: Dimensions, Trends, and Forecasts

Abstract

By the last socioeconomic crisis of 2009, it became clear that the present path of world development is not sustainable in the longer term, even if we recognize the enormous potentials of the market and technological innovation. New ideas and strategies will be needed to ensure that improved living conditions and opportunities for a growing population across the world can be reconciled with the preservation of viable living conditions for this species – or, in other words, with enlarging of the carrying capacity of the human biotope. An ‘Ecosystem evolution’ approach offers a vision and path for understanding human social world development and for finding new pathways for social development.

Keywords: world development, ecology, natural selection.