This research presents the Humanosphere Potentiality Index (HPI), developed to address
current global potentiality from a long-term perspective. The HPI presents a different way
to envision the current condition of the world, one that is compatible with a strong
sustainability paradigm approach and demonstrates the significance of tropical countries for
global sustainability. A comparison between HPI and the Human Development Index
(HDI) reveals a dominant developmental paradigm that justifies the HDI perspective, and
comparisons between HPI and four popular environmental indicators provide insights into
how human society should engage with the natural environment. This research argues that
the worldview from HPI presents a perspective that asks us to pay more attention not only
to development but also to global potentiality from a long-term perspective.
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