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Restoring Damaged Aquatic Ecosystems
(The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, 2006)
Aquatic ecosystems must play a major role to ensure that water, which is both essential and scarce, is always available for both present and future generations. This has become even more urgent in light of the ongoing ...
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The Role of Constructed Ecosystems in an Era of Rapid Culture
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2007)
Rapid climate change is causing ecological disequilibrium in many parts of the planet, which makes restoration of natural ecosystems to predisturbance conditions less probable. An alternative to restored ecosystems may be ...
Tribal to Global: Can Humankind Make the Transition in Time
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2009)
Earth is changing rapidly to a hostile, alien planet. Humankind is using natural resources over 30% faster than Earth can regenerate them, and 215,000 more individuals are added to the global population every day. Species ...
Adapting to Symptoms of Global Warming Rather Than Addressing the Cause
(Virginia Tech, 2006)
In recent years, global warming has been ignored and scientists producing evidence supporting this hypothesis have been denigrated and even investigated. However, as irrefutable evidence showing that global warming was a ...
Eco-ethics and the Biosphere
(Science and Society, 2012)
Sustainable use of the planet is an attractive goal, especially concerning intergenerational ethics. However, a major ecological tipping point has been passed (e.g, melting glaciers) and, in the last three years, evidence ...
You and Earth's Resources
(Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 2004)
Earth is a finite planet with finite resources, so any decisions humankind makes in the beginning of the twenty-first century will affect the lives of not only the future generation but the current generation as well. The ...
Going Beyond the Tipping Points
(Science and Society, 2010)
Tipping points may be passed when all appears well, and the changes that follow are likely to be swift and irreversible. A frequent analogy to passing tipping points is of passengers in an automobile driving rapidly through ...
Human Effects Upon Revolutionary Processes in the Biosphere
(National Academy of Sciences, 2011)
Persuasive evidence indicates that the biosphere is experiencing a major biotic crisis and even if humankind ceases stress on natural systems, the crisis will most likely disrupt or alter the surviving ecosystems. The new ...
How Will the Perpetual Economic Growth Delusion End?
(Virginia Tech, 2009)
For most of the past 2 million years, the dominant view has been that resources are limited. However, more recently some economists have become wildly optimistic about natural resource depletion. Some view the human economy ...