Updated: Apr 8
The Conceptual Frameworks (collectively called the C-R-T model) we developed present the ‘Full Picture or the Whole Elephant’ representing the complex-pervasive nature of humanity’s predicament characterized by the Anthropocene. Our thesis is as follows:
It is true that ‘disaster, ‘doom & gloom’ framing aimed at facilitating top-down systemic transformation or bottom-up behavior change among the masses has failed spectacularly in the last few decades. But humanity’s failure to diffuse the existential risks can also be attributed to its fragmented understanding of the nature of the Crisis thus resulting in a diffused & scattered policy response.
The Parable of the “Blind men & the Elephant” best describes our situation. Citizens, NGOs, think tanks, IGOs, TNCs, etc. each intentionally/unintentionally define & prioritizes Global Crisis from their own perspective. Without realizing that the sum total of all their efforts does not necessarily address the existential threat.
A good example is a blinkered focus on Climate Change & Carbon emissions to the neglect of all the other vital symptoms of overshoot & Societal Collapse, which reflects the complete lack of comprehension of the true nature & the root cause of human existential predicament. (“Whole Elephant”- Societal & Biospheric Collapse)
Our theory is, once somebody sees the “Whole Elephant” (via our “C-R-T Frameworks”), then it is very difficult to ever “un-see” it, irrespective of how much the person may feel like denying it.
Only a handful of people having once seen the “Whole Elephant” will accept its existence rationally and would want to know how to deal with it having now seen it
The majority will (as an Ostrich would) choose to go into denial mode about the existence of the “Whole Elephant”. But as the “Whole Elephant” begins to manifest itself eventually in the real world they will be able to recognize (since they have seen it) unlike others who may not make any sense of the emerging chaos of the Anthropocene. They will spring into action, although it might be already too late to.
The goal is to work with those minority global populations and prepare them to become Change Leaders & facilitators when the much-needed ‘political will’ emerges. The creative reshuffling that comes at a time of crisis (like the current pandemic) must never be wasted- great transformational ideas must be ready (preferably with the stamp of tacit approval from critical opinion leaders in the society) when all cards are on the table.
We actively explore and welcome all ideas from all quarters (global North & South) that have the potential to reduce humanity’s existential risks and increases its resilience. Our mission is to emerge as a global knowledge platform & public policy influencer dedicated to publishing creative strong (eco-centric) sustainability content.