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Ecotoxicology in an Era of Rapid Environmental Change
(Virginia Tech, 2010)
Ecotoxicology involves testing that uses attributes at higher levels of biological organization as endpoints. Ecotoxicologists have been accustomed to a relatively modest rate of environmental and ecosystem change. However, ...
Eco-Ethics and Sustainablility Ethics to Protect the Biospheric Life Support System
(National Academy of Sciences, 2010)
Eco-ethics, used in the local and regional context, are considered the essential foundation for sustainable use of the planet and consists of a series of value judgments to which humanity is committed. Sustainability ethics, ...
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 ...
Goals and Conditions for a Sustainable World
(Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 2002)
This book is a collection of John Cairns, Jr.'s papers, articles, and commentaries focusing primarily on goals and conditions needed to achieve the sustainable use of the planet.
King Midas and the Money Touch
(Virginia Tech, 2011)
King Midas is known in myths and legends as the king who wished that all he touched might become gold. Modern humans are just as greedy as King Midas. In their efforts to make a bigger profit, they are destroying the ...
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 ...
Can the Cheap, Convenient, Readily Available Energy Party Continue
(Virginia Tech, 2006)
Persuasive evidence indicates that oil supplies are peaking and therefore humans should expect for alternative fuels to play a major part in the future energy market.
The Non-Pesticide Silent Spring
(Virginia Tech, 2007)
This commentary was a result of John Cairns, Jr. witnessing the blocking of the US Senate resolution to honor Rachel Carson on what would have been her 100th birthday in 2007. When Carson s controversial book Silent Spring, ...
We Can Never Do Merely One Thing
(EcoRes Forum, 2007)
Tunnel vision, or just doing one thing, is not suitable with the idea of ecocentricity. For example, the quick _solution of making ethanol from corn for fuel caused more problems than it solved. The lack of awareness of ...
The Globalization of Homo sapiens
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2008)
Homo sapiens began as a small-group species 160,000 years ago and remained tribal until the Agricultural Revolution about 10,000 years ago. Exponential growth began at that time and accelerated during the Industrial ...