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The Sword of Damocles and the Biosphere
(National Academy of Sciences, 2011)
The tale of the sword of Damocles can be used to describe the sword hanging by a thread over humankind with the damage it is doing to the present biosphere. The sixth biosphere, or the current biosphere, is experiencing ...
Homage to Robert Hooke: Why There are so Many Fossil Species
(Virginia Tech, 2008)
Humans, thanks to their modern technology and cheap, abundant fossil energy, are changing the climate and as a result are playing a major role in the extinction of and reduction of the population sizes of many species. ...
Sustainability Ethics and the 2st Century Human Lifestyle
(Virginia Tech, 2005)
Sustainability ethics is the developing effort to ascertain the prerequisites for sustainable use of the planet and also determines the environmental literacy level necessary to persuade people to live sustainably. However, ...
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 ...