Globalizing the Planet


The ideas of globalization and the Planetary Project have a number of significant differences. The mutually beneficial cooperation of people from different countries, races, religions, and cultures does not mean that humanity is trying to build a unipolar world. Transition from the disunity of the interests of the elites to the unity of common needs does not have to do with globalization, but rather is the essence of universal integration for solving problems on a global scale. The world has long been global. Civilization has entered a historical phase of intercontinental development. First in trade, then in the financial sphere, production, distribution and consumption...
Does the World need Altruists?


Why should a person be virtuous? Planetary ethics, which combines moral principles with behavioral guidance for the current and future generations, holds answers to this question. Virtue is not only the absence of vices, but also the work that helps people overcome obstacles in the pursuit of happiness. Therefore, it is an integral part of highly moral human behavior. The external source of morality is the life of a person in the company of the person’s own kind. The internal source includes the person’s values and ideals that he or she has developed over life. But, again, various factors and circumstances have an impact on this process...
The Moral Philosophy of Russian Cosmism as a Forerunner of Planetary Ethics


Planetary ethics is a product of the Planetary Project, unique in its radical and categorical nature. Its forerunner and spiritual foundation is the legacy of Russian cosmism, which manifested an amazing consonance with the philosophy of the Planetary Project.
Main Issues of the Anthropocene through the Prism of Planetarity and Managed Evolution


Антропоценом называют эпоху наступления окончательного господства человека над природой, некоего звездного часа раскрытия сути человека как субъекта геологической истории. Учение об антропоцене весьма созвучно и близко философии космистов и, в особенности, В.И. Вернадского. Однако в рамках этой чрезвычайно модной сейчас темы сами толкователи антропоцена указывают на ряд серьезнейших угроз, которую несет и уже принесла эта эпоха, начавшаяся в середине прошлого века.
New initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors announced United Nations Climate Conference (COP23)


New commitments and initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors were announced on Friday, at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, under the auspices of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action to help implement the Paris Agreement. The Marrakech Partnership aims at catalyzing greater climate action by public and private stakeholders as the Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015, calls on countries to combat climate change by limiting the rise of global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius and strive not to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius...
Nikita Moiseev’s ideas in the perspective of the harmony of world development


Nikita Nikolaevich Moiseev can be called one of the greatest humanists of our time, along with his other outstanding compatriots Dmitry Likhachev, Dmitry Sakharov, and Sergei Kapitsa. Running through all his teachings is the idea that a consistent synthesis of technology and morality can be made part of mankind’s fighting for the future of the planet including the organic intelligent life it nourishes. He considered modernity a transitional period, full of risks and challenges threatening the survival of the biosphere at the backdrop of a growing anthropogenic pressure...
Social Degradation in the Context of Economy of Rent- and Resource-based Colonialism


The social sphere, culture and education hardly ever draw investments or become the focus of government care in the so-called “pipeline economy”, or to use a better term, in the economy of rent- and resource-based colonialism. On the other hand, voter loyalty and mobility is crucial for the authorities that imitate democratic procedures. National solidarity, identification with, and agreement between people and government in the autocratic or totalitarian states, also known as political conformism, are considered to be very important, too...
Planetary rent: a radical economic innovation


Global problems are a curse of the world today. They include international terrorism, climate change, impoverishment of large groups of population and the depletion of natural resources. To date, the global community has made little progress in addressing these global challenges. This is despite the continued work of global institutions, the adoption of the doctrine of sustainable development, and the signing of the Kyoto Protocol. The problem is that there is no global anti–crisis management policy that would involve a plan of addressing global issues, a consolidated budget, and a single management center.
One Belt, One Road - Great initiative or a Road to nowhere


At one level, One Belt, One Road has the potential to be perhaps the world’s largest platform for regional collaboration. What does that actually mean? There are two parts to this, the belt and the road, and it’s a little confusing. The belt is the physical road, which takes one from here all the way through Europe to somewhere up north in Scandinavia. That is the physical road. What they call the road is actually the maritime Silk Road, in other words, shipping lanes, essentially from here to Venice. Therefore it’s very ambitious—potentially ambitious—covering about 65 percent of the world’s population, about one-third of the world’s GDP, and about a quarter of all the goods and services the world moves.


A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy...