Human nature & climate change

In this essay, I analyze the relationship between human and world in light of the problem of climate change and answers the question if the human is in its nature able to have a more acceptable relationship with the earth, now that it is proposed to call the current geological era ‘the Anthropocene’: the Age of Man. Since the main problem in human’s impact on the climate lies in the creation and use of technology, I first analyzed the relation between human, technology, and the world and concluded that the human is in its nature able to change and that the current way of being is technological, which has separated the human from the natural world. Using both Heidegger and Hegel, I will then argue that the relationship between humans and the world can change into a more sustainable and equal relationship through a more conscious use of technology and approach to nature.

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