this is our natural processual mess (with all of us in it)
The world is a mess (or so they make us think).
I have news: If the world was a mess, it is clearly a necessary mess.
Baruch Spinoza can help with his Principle of Sufficient Reason. It states that every fact in the universe has a sufficient reason for obtaining.
What's actual is necessary. This mess we are in, is perfect (now "perfect" is not a moral evaluation of right or wrong).
Let's entertain the most stressful concept in our encyclopedia of contemporary miseries: Global Warming. What causes Global Warming? The best consensus points to us, humans, which promptly brings forth the unpalatable choice that we become the cause of our own demise.
How is this even possible?
We never intended it that way. Global Warming is a recipe of human fallibility and unintended consequences. If we go back in time to the explosion of Modernity we see faith in human science and technology and entrepreneurship and development and commerce. The world is a tool of progress and enlightenment. If you & I were living in the Eighteenth Century, chances are we'd gladly -though ignorantly- contribute to this actual Global Warming.
So, if this is our doing, then we become automatically responsible for it.
Not so fast.
Our responsibility gets canceled once we factor in Global Warming's actual inevitability, since every step of the process leading to this critical moment is the effect of a previous event, caused by a previous one and so on. In the end, this Global Warming becomes just another natural process, like the Siberian Traps Eruption or the Influenza Pandemic of 1914.
Are we not part of this supervening system called NATURE?
Is this Global Warming less of a natural process than, say, the last warming cycle, 10,000 years ago?
The expert climatologist retorts: "... the difference is that this one is human-made."
Are humans outside of natural processes?
Unless the climatologist believes we are somehow a breed out of the system, she has to agree with me that we are all as "natural" as petroleum.
That our Global Warming is perfect, doesn't mean I don't wish for a different world with less trash and clean air and pristine oceans. Unfortunately, that's is not the actual world I live in. And isn't a bizarre paradox of Global Warming that so many unrelated ideas and discoveries and unwitting actors long gone from earth become as responsible for it as we are?
I leave you with my lemma for our warming days: Amor Fati.