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(International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 2007)
Humankind is dependent upon Earth s ecological life support system, whose well-being, in turn, depends upon the practices of human society. The health of both systems requires harmonious, mutualistic interactions between ...
Sustainability Ethics: Zero Net Immigration
(The Social Contract, 2004)
In this age, large demographic shifts will have many negative effects on the quest towards sustainability. Any rate of growth that results in an overall population gain is unsustainable. Therefore, immigration must be ...
Eco-Ethics and Sustainability Ethics
(Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 2004)
This book is part two of a collection of John Cairns, Jr's papers and articles highlighting the importance of eco-ethics and sustainability ethics in protecting the biospheric life support system.
Planetary Sustainability the Age of Transition to Sustainablility: The End of the Exponential Growth Period
(Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, 2005)
Arguably, no curve in the world increases indefinitely--- certainly no growth curve of human society. The quest for sustainable use of the planet involves estimating levels of activity, particularly resource use, that can ...
Garrett Hardin: 21 April 1915- 14 September 2003
(American Philosophical Society, 2005)
Nearly three decades before the concept of sustainable development reached an international audience, Garrett Hardin combined the study of economics, resource allocation, environmental studies, ecology, and political science ...
Going, Going, Gone: The Fate of Low-Lying Islands and Estuaries
(Virginia Tech, 2009)
Garrett Hardin s lifeboat metaphor is used to illustrate the problems of overpopulation and finite resources. Sea levels are rising due to excess atmospheric greenhouse gases that melt glaciers and warm the oceans. With ...
Sustainable Development: The Two Decade Milestone
(Virginia Tech, 2007)
In the 20 years since Our Common Future was published, human population has grown exponentially, greenhouse gas emission has increased, hazardous materials increased, the number of species threatened by extinction has ...
Dr. John Cairns
(Embers: Warm Hearth Village, 2006)
This article discusss John Cairns, Jr.'s accomplishments in his sustainablity and environmental research.
It's the Biosphere, Stupid!
(Virginia Tech, 2007)
The biosphere is humankind s life support system and the source of the resources that drive exponential growth. Without the biospheric life support system functioning in a way that is favorable to humans, humankind could ...
information, Knowledge, Science, and Spirituality
(Virginia Tech, 2006)
Evolutionary spirituality is defined as an integral way of thinking and being in a world grounded in a personal, meaningful experience of the epic of evolution as one s own creation myth, or cosmological sacred story. ...