Hi, my name is Liz Boulton and I live in a quiet Regional area of Victoria, Australia.
I set up this website so I could have an independent and direct way to convey research, but I am also interested in facilitating conversation in general on 'how' Humanity can reach SAFEEARTH.
Dr Elizabeth G Boulton
Why we need a new way to talk and conduct sense-making
This is such a critical moment in human history, yet capacity to share knowledge and discuss issues across the community is hampered by a range of barriers:
Meanwhile, the cost of education is going up, especially for Humanities courses... This is a worry because the 'humanities' can turbo-boost our capacity for sense-making... something we need in confusing times...
My research developed the idea that, considered together, global warming and general environmental degradation, constitute a new type of threat.
A threat which Humanity has not faced before… a ‘hyperthreat’. In other words, the way in which killing, harm and destruction will occur, in the 21st Century is very different.... We need a new strategy...
I apply military analytical and planning tools to consider how to contain the ‘hyperthreat’ of climate and environmental change.
How do we tame the hyperthreat beast?
Strategy making and the need for a
My initial focus was upon developing the conceptual frameworks that would allow an adequate strategy to be developed.
However, an adequate strategy (or plan) would require far more input, from far more people...
That’s why I wish to introduce the concepts and ideas... so more people can meaningfully participate and critique the issues...
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Transdisciplinary approach – what’s that?
I take a ‘transdisciplinary’ approach…. That means… fusing knowledge domains to create new knowledge…
Sense-making in the Anthropocene means coming out of silos…
I draw from whichever ‘discipline’ or field of knowledge might help solve the problem…