Sustainability is a factor that undermined many cultures in the past.
Change Resistance as the Crux of the Environmental Sustainability Problem Do you every wonder why the sustainability problem is so impossibly hard to solve? The system itself, and not just individual social agents, is strongly resisting change.
Why this is so, its root causes, and several potential solutions are presented. The memo was written in Paradigm Tools Analysis Analysis is the breaking down of a problem into smaller easier to solve problems.
Exactly how this is done determines the strength of your analysis.
You will see powerful techniques used in this analysis that are missing from what mainstream environmentalism has tried. This explains why a different outcome can be expected.
The key techniques are proper subproblem decomposition and root cause analysis. Summary of Analysis Results The analysis was performed over a seven year period from to The results are summarized in the Summary of Analysis Results, the top of which is shown below: Click on the table for the full table and a high level discussion of analysis results.
The Universal Causal Chain This is the solution causal chain present in all problems. This leads to using superficial solutions to push on low leverage points to resolve intermediate causes. Popular solutions are superficial because they fail to see into the fundamental layer, where the complete causal chain runs to root causes.
In the analytical approach, root cause analysis penetrates the fundamental layer to find the well hidden red arrow. Further analysis finds the blue arrow. Fundamental solution elements are then developed to create the green arrow which solves the problem.
For more see Causal Chain in the glossary. The 4 Subproblems First the analysis divided the sustainability problem into four subproblems.
Then each subproblem was individually analyzed. This is no different from what the ancient Romans did. Subproblems like these are several orders of magnitude easier to solve because you are no longer trying in vain to solve them simultaneously without realizing it.
This strategy has changed millions of other problems from insolvable to solvable, so it should work here too. For example, multiplying times in your head is for most of us impossible.
But doing it on paper, decomposing the problem into nine cases of 2 times 2 and then adding up the results, changes the problem from insolvable to solvable.
How to Overcome Complete subproblem analysis Change resistance is the tendency for a system to resist change even when a surprisingly large amount of force is applied.
Overcoming change resistance is the crux of the problem, because if the system is resisting change then none of the other subproblems are solvable.
Therefore this subproblem must be solved first. Until it is solved, effort to solve the other three subproblems is largely wasted effort. The root cause of successful change resistance appears to be effective deception in the political powerplace. Too many voters and politicians are being deceived into thinking sustainability is a low priority and need not be solved now.
· Plain English Guide to Sustainable Construction Ben Stubbs Section 1 are often referred to as ‘the three pillars of sustainability’ or ‘the triple bottom line’. The diagram below shows how they are linked together.
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