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  1. It is necessary to understand that materialistic thinking is thinking in which a person is aware of the causes of something as matter (everything material).

    For example, for a materialist, the reason for the increase in crime in disadvantaged areas will be the low welfare that is now in these areas.

    For the idealist, this reason will be a weak spirituality.

    The cause of the environmental crisis is an unfair attitude to production, which does not take into account the sufficient utilization of the final product. This is done in order to get more profit, which is idealism: the idea of earning more is at the head.

    Therefore, materialism is not the cause of the ecological crisis.

  2. If you really want and do not feel sorry for either the globe or the owl, you can say so. Because the materialism that is accepted in science and contributes to scientific progress and the one that is in the minds of many people are different materialisms, distant relatives. But OK, let's say-if it weren't for science and its materialism, there wouldn't be the current ecological crisis. What would have happened? Another environmental crisis. You can easily arrange it without any science, the cases are known-Iceland, Easter Island, and so on. There would be epidemics, mowing down millions. And if there were no epidemics, there would be a food shortage, which is now largely achieved by scientific achievements in increasing yields. And with this deficit, there would be wars. And there would not even be such words as “environmental crisis”, because saying such words is a luxury available to the rich and advanced. The poor are not up to the environment, I would like to live. And now more and more countries are reaching a level where you can look not for a day or two ahead, but for 50 years-and see the approaching arctic fox. See him and think about how to miss him.

  3. No, materialism has nothing to do with it. The ecological crisis comes from the disidentification of man with nature. Due to the fact that a person is a creature with free will and can go somewhat beyond the behavior of an animal, he has forgotten that he is part of the planet. I didn't think about the consequences of my actions, I forgot that everything around me is an integral part of me. Distortion of the external environment leads to distortion in the human environment and thus a person will self-destruct with the help of the external environment itself, if he does not come to his senses in time. The environment will then be restored and everything will go round in circles again.

  4. ALL crises are patterns of human degradation. This is a reminder that the ENTIRE social system, with which WE deceive OURSELVES, is a tool of suicide. AND, ALL OUR INCORRECT faith is a trinity of scientific-religious-esoteric, in the aggregate, we can say, materialistic, or rather, RATIONALISTIC-PRAGMATIC faith, which serves our infantilism, distortions according to the inner Child (esotericism), Dad (science), mom (religion). But the essence is the same for everyone. And it does NOT correspond to Evolution.

  5. There is no such unambiguous connection. The environmental crisis is a consequence of two fundamental trends:

    Any species that does not have dangerous enemies spreads out over the habitat until it is completely occupied and there is nothing to eat. For man, this is the whole Earth.

    Understanding this fact can not help anything, not because of the fact that human thinking is materialistic (materialism perfectly copes with understanding this problem and what should be done), but because the interests of all mankind and the instincts of reproduction of specific people contradict each other. It would take time, at the level of several generations, to adjust the instincts, but the ecology of the planet may not be able to withstand this time.

  6. No,it is not, since historical materialism has explained both the reasons for society's reckless waste of the productive forces created artificially by itself-industry,and of the productive forces that have arisen naturally-agriculture,which includes both nature itself,history and consciousness(thinking). The only way to true progress and clean ecology is through scientific management to socialism and a classless society-communism.

  7. No, it is not.

    The problem is not a materialist worldview, but a capitalist mode of production. When the main focus is not on human needs, but on profit, this is how it turns out. It is necessary to produce more and more things for sale that quickly deteriorate and are not even needed, but they will be imposed on the consumer through advertising and fashion. So you get islands made of plastic bottles and mountains of sandals in the ocean, polluted thousands of hectares of land with industrial waste, poisoned rivers and reservoirs.

  8. Yes, I agree with you on this.
    I would like to add that in my opinion, the ecological crisis
    came from the collective unconscious.

    For example:
    – Wars. Where, in addition to the military, the elderly are also killed. And then history is rewritten and you can put anything you want in children's minds.
    – In the family, parents give the child inf. as a fact, not for reflection.
    – In schools, students will not learn how to work with information, but can only copy.
    A person becomes stupefied and becomes a consumer.
    As a result, it spits on the environment.
    And those who think and oppose it and put forward their own projects (sweats) are stifled by industrial giants through administrative and bureaucratic barriers.

  9. Rather, an idealistic worldview has shaped the consumer's attitude to nature over many centuries. The ecological crisis results from such an attitude. They say man is “the crown of nature”. And only with the emergence of materialism as a philosophical concept, the attitude to nature changed.
    If you had materialism, from the point of view of consumption, financial security, then I'm not your assistant here. Yes, it is impossible not to say that the consumer attitude affects the crisis, but in modern conditions it depends more on an individualistic approach.

  10. And idealistic thinking, ready to admit that everything is according to the will of the Lord God, does not bring an environmental crisis? But does idealistic thinking, which sees the entire physical world only as an idea of the mind, where matter is an empty abstraction, perceive the ecological crisis? What's the point? Materialistic thinking explains the material nature of the world. Without organizing ways to interact with it.

  11. No. The cycle of economic crises and booms is an integral part of capitalism, it is based on the problem of overproduction of goods (and as a result, their depreciation). Capitalism is now a global trend, so the global trend is economic crises. This is all cyclical and necessary for capitalism.

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