Earthly Order: How Natural Laws Define Human Life

Putting Earth in Order

By Muhammad Omar Iftikhar | July 2023

The world order and the natural order are in a tussle for a long time. Those at the helm of affairs in the government have been creating policies for humans to fall in line and follow orders. On the other hand, scientists and geologists have been trying to comprehend and implement a natural order that benefits the planet’s ecosystem at large.

There is a need for ecological literacy to be spread among the masses so they learn how to create a future that is beneficial for all forms of life on Earth. Saleem H. Ali has explored, explained, and enlightened the readers about the natural crisis in his book, Earthly Order: How Natural Laws Define Human Life. He argues through the ten chapters of the book as how humans, through the various eras and centuries, endeavored to overcome or surrender to the natural order that largely affects our existence. He presents ideas, through research and insights, why implementing an earthly order will create a sustainable future.

The thought-provoking book explores how to break the world order that has programmed our minds to think in a certain way. It presents the deviations that exist between the political dialogue that is the world order and the one focused on preserving the environment, which is the natural order. Saleem puts into practice his experiences by working in the field as a National Geographic explorer. He presents his narrative that is fortified by the insights that he gained by visiting over 150 countries where he observed environmental trials and tribulations.

The book can serve as a manual to implement sustainable development in a rapidly-evolving twenty-first century. It will aid in using science and research to acquire a keen understanding of how to solve the looming planetary calamities that have either begun or are about to emerge. Saleem sheds light on the polarization of social perceptions that we witness and experience. This stems from our struggle to resolve the differences between natural, economic, and social order.

The focus on short-term monetary gains led to the obliteration of ecosystems and the diminution of natural resources. The author proposes an approach to connect the natural world, social structures, and economic systems. Humans created ideological divisions because they lacked social cohesion that was formed when there was a disproportion between the orders of the world and nature. He presents a thorough and carefully researched analysis on relevant topics from energy systems and resource management to the mobilization of resources to sustainable development. He presents his views backed by facts, blended with historical analysis, and supported by real-world examples.

The ten chapters of the book chapters are divided into three parts namely; Natural Order, Economic and Social Order, and Political Order. In the chapter Borders and Functional Political Order, Saleem emphasizes formulating a holistic approach to address global challenges. The author argues that nationalism has played a role in economic regulations that could have “serious ecological implications.” Earthly Order brings to the fore an urgency to address a better future. It also instills hope in humans for they know the problems looming on the planet. The challenge is to implement the right solutions at a suitable time with the relevant mindset. The book will serve as an essential resource for universities and the government, scientists, and policymakers. This is a case study of Planet Earth that must be understood and implemented without further delay.