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dc.contributor.authorCairns, John Jr.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-23T02:36:31Zen
dc.date.available2014-01-23T02:36:31Zen
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/25082en
dc.description.abstractHumans, 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. Extinction can occur suddenly, slowly, or it can be a result of long-term incremental changes in the habitat that are characteristic of long-term cycles on Earth. Humankind is delusional in believing that its technology will save it from extinction, just as I was delusional when I believed that humankind would be willing to change its lifestyle to achieve sustainable use of the planet.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectclimate changeen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectextinctionen
dc.subjectRobert Hookeen
dc.titleHomage to Robert Hooke: Why There are so Many Fossil Speciesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological Sciencesen
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.johncairns.net/Commentaries/Roberthooke2.pdfen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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