Etymology:global + autocatalysis [from Greek αυτοκατάλυση= afto (self )+ katalysis (dissolution) (from katalyein to dissolve, from kata- + lyein to dissolve, release)]
Function: adjective + noun
1. We are reaching a point where all ideas of sustainability (as a species) are coming into question. This is the idea of a global system that feeds off of its self both intellectually and concerning energy availability, essentially the global reality of complete self sufficiency.
(erik thorson, 26/11/07)
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