Volume 2 Issue 3 Article 11

Ibuanyidanda Neotic Propaedeutic Principle as an Afrocentric Environmental Prognosis to the Problems of Climate Change in the Twenty First Century

Writer(s): Ubong Iniobong Davi̇d 1, Efio-ıta Nyok 2,

The activities of man and other beings on a daily basis has been the primordial antecedence for the negative changes experienced in the environment today. Nature in its rudimentary state was harmless and friendly to man and its inhabitants. But owing to the egocentric approaches of man towards the environment, fundamentally for the purpose of earning a living and advancing development, man manipulates every available resources to his favor including the environment. These egomaniacal demeanor has propelled the once harmless nature to react against human beings, causing socio-economic and psychological damages. Climate change to this end has been defined as a change in oceans, land surfaces and ice sheets occurring overtime scales of decades or longer. It expresses itself in the evidence differentiation from the usual sun radiation, volcanoes, internal virility in climate system or human system. The twenty first century is facing the boomerang of the human seeds sown on the climate. It becomes imperative for Africans to align with the rest of the world in fashioning out an approach to tackle climate change and other related environmental issues, and curb the present and predicted damages. To this end the paper proposes Innocent Asouzu’s complementary Noetic Propaedeutic principle as the viable prognosis towards fostering environmental peace, mutual co-existence with all other beings within the horizon to bring about climate change. The paper explores the philosophical methods of analysis and prescription in its research.



Keyword(s): a:3:{i:0;s:12:"Ibuanyidanda";i:1;s:19:"Neotic Propaedeutic";i:2;s:14:"Climate Change";},

  • [1] Alloy S. I. (2016). What is Philosophy? In Philosophy and Logic for Beginners (ed.) Alloy S. Ihuah. Makurdi; Eagle Prints.
  • [2] Edet. M.I. (2005)."The Question of the Origin of Philosophy" in A Concise Introduction to Philosophy and Logic, 2nd (ed.) by Uduigwomen, A. F. & Ozumba, G. O. (ed.) Calabar: Jocchrisam Publishers.p42
  • [3] Ojong, K. A. (2005). “The Concept of Philosophy and its Latest Dimension” in A Concise Introduction to Philosophy and Logic, 2nd (ed.) by Uduigwomen, A. F. & Ozumba, G. O. (ed.) Calabar: Joechrisam Publishers, 2005.p2
  • [4] Dahms, H.-U. (2018). New Challenges by Toxic Threats to the Environment. Dahms HU Environ Toxicol Stud J, 2(1). Retrieved from http://www.imedpub.com/articles/new-challenges-by-toxic-threats-to-the-environment.pdf
  • [5] Henderson, R. M. (2018). Climate Change in 2018: Implications for Business. Boston; Harvard Business School Publishing.p2
  • [6] Griffin, R. D. (2016). Principles of Air Quality Management. Principles of Air Quality Management. http://doi.org/10.1201/9781420006544
  • [7] Okeke. C.J. (2011). Mental Surgery: Another Look at the Identity Problem, in Filosofia Theoretica; An African Journal of Invention and Ideas. Vol. 1 Dec. Calabar; Jochrisam Publishers. p200
  • [8] Oyeshile. O.A. (2006). "The Individual-Community Relationship as an Issue in Social and Political Philosophy" in Core Issues in African Philosophy. Olusegun Oladipo (ed.). Ibadan; Hope Publication. p103
  • [9] Climate Change 101: Climate science basics. Retrieved August 08, 2019, from http://climatehealthconnect.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Climate101.pdf
  • [10] Merriam-Webster, I. (2008). Merriam-webster online dictionary. Springfield, MA: Author. Retrieved July. Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/
  • [11] U.S. Global Change Research Program. (2010). Climate change modeling and downscaling. National Climate Assessment Report Series, 7. Retrieved from https://downloads.globalchange.gov/nca/workshop-reports/Modeling and Downscaling_FINAL.pdf
  • [12] Wendel, J. (2014). Rapidly changing seasonal sea levels increase flood risk. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 95(18), 156–156. http://doi.org/10.1002/2014eo180010
  • [13] Choudhari, S. K. (2015). Role of Physical Exercising in Heat and Sun. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), 4(2), 1764–1766. Retrieved from https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v4i2/SUB151645.pdf
  • [14] Linebaugh, P. (2012). The Horizon of the Commons. Borderlands, 11(2), 1–23.
  • [15] Twist, B. (2012). Review of Climate change and society. British Journal of Sociology, 63(4), 778–780. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4446.2012.01436_10.x
  • [16] Change, C. (2009). Science and Impacts CLIMATE CHANGE 101. Science, (January), 1090–1093. http://doi.org/20.2029/2005JD006548.Ocean
  • [17] Asouzu, Innocent I. Ibuanyidanda (Complementary Reflection) and Some Basic Philosophical Problems in Africa Today, Vol. 8 Zurich: Lit Verlag Gmbtt & Co. Kawien, 2013.p11-71
  • [18] Asouzu, Innocent I. The Method and Principles of Complementary Reflection in and Beyond African Philosophy. Calabar; University of Calabar Press, 2004.p265
  • [19] Robin Attfield. Environmental Ethics; A Very Short Introduction. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2018.p91-133

Show References

Citation type: APAUbong Iniobong Davi̇d, Efio-ıta Nyok. (2019). Ibuanyidanda Neotic Propaedeutic Principle as an Afrocentric Environmental Prognosis to the Problems of Climate Change in the Twenty First Century. Ulusal Çevre Bilimleri Araştırma Dergisi, 2 ( 3 ) , 177-185. http://ijepem.com/volume-2/issue-3/article-11/
Citation: BibTex@article{2019, title={Ibuanyidanda Neotic Propaedeutic Principle as an Afrocentric Environmental Prognosis to the Problems of Climate Change in the Twenty First Century}, volume={2}, number={3}, publisher={International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling}, author={Ubong Iniobong Davi̇d, Efio-ıta Nyok}, year={2019}, pages={177-185} }
Citation type: MLAUbong Iniobong Davi̇d, Efio-ıta Nyok. Ibuanyidanda Neotic Propaedeutic Principle as an Afrocentric Environmental Prognosis to the Problems of Climate Change in the Twenty First Century. no. 2 International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling, (2019), pp. 177-185.