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Abstract: Theory of global warming explaining the phenomena of accelerating change in the number and size of weather-related disturbances. This is a synthesis of three books: Al Gore's an inconvenient truth, Stuart Kauffman's At Home in the Universe, and Dr. James Lovelock's Gaia: A new look at life on Earth, presenting a theory predicting the general parameters of global warming over the coming years.




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This paper is intended as a starting point for creating a framework within which to discuss and analyze what appears to be a substantial change in worldwide climate. It is essentially a synthesis of three books: (1.) an inconvenient truth, the crisis of global warming, written by Al Gore (2007), (2.) At Home in the Universe, The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity, by Stuart Kauffman (1995), and, (3) Gaia: A new look at life on Earth, by Dr. James Lovelock (1979) (see, also, Wikipedia.org, “Gaia Theory”).

Kauffman’s book, At Home in the Universe (herein “Universe”), is a wide-ranging collection of connected thoughts that present and support a unifying theory for all processes of self-organization.

Gore’s book, an inconvenient truth (herein “Inconvenient Truth”), is primarily referenced for the proposition that the totality of human activity (or more broadly, life’s activities) here on Earth, if left unchecked, has and will result in more and greater weather dislocations and disturbances arising from a general warming of the biosphere, and, that the trend to date displays an acceleration forming a rising an asymptotic curve (the first half of a sigmoidal curve).

Lovelock’s Book, Gaia: A new look at life on Earth (herein “Gaia”) is presented as an extension of the theory pr...


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...xes and tax breaks, government programs, trade sanctions, etc.) over the course of human existence represents an “error catastrophe”, such that the collective effect over time has been to steer human activity away from proper compromise and optimization, and toward over-population, and misapplication of resources, such that we are now experiencing the total and collective historical and current effect of those collective errors upon the biosphere.

Seen in this light, our efforts and attempts to begin working toward conservation and population control, and away from pollution and misapplication of resources, is yet another example of the “system” (Gaia) attempting to evolve toward a more fit social structure, and to dampen the disturbances that are taking the system away from its state space attractor (its tendency toward homeostasis in the current configuration).


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