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Garrett Hardin's Lifeboat Ethics Applied to Environmental Migrants
(The Social Contract, 2010)
As human population grows, it begins to exceed the Earth's carrying capacity. Although very few countries have surplus capacity, or are under capacity, desperate people migrate to nations that appear to have a surplus of ...
Lifeboat Ethics - To Sink, Or Not To Sink: That Is The Question
(Virginia Tech, 2006)
Hardin s lifeboat metaphor simplifies the issues involved in living on a finite planet with finite resources. If humankind hopes to remain on Earth for many generations, then humans need to understand and cope with the ...
(Elsevier Inc., 2013)
Environmental stress is an action, agent, or condition that impairs the structure or function of a biological system. This environmental stress can be natural, like hurricanes, droughts, floods and fires for example, or ...
The Future Eaters: Metaphors and Aphorisms as Environmental Teaching Tools
This book presents ideas and arguments about the environmental economics and consequences of consumption in a modern era.
Post-Climate Tipping Point Negotiations: Do They Serve Any Useful Purpose?
(Virginia Tech, 2009)
The InterAcademy Panel on International Issues issued a report on the effects of carbon dioxide on ocean acidification, insinuating that a major tipping point on pH has been passed. The rapid and continuing increase in ...
Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2009)
Some people alive in 1940 may remember a portion of the famous speech given on 13 May 1940 by Sir Winston Churchill to the British public. The speech was given during the dark days of World War II for the British when all ...
Incorporating Environmental Variability from Rapid Climate Change into Ecotoxicology Tests
(Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2010)
As climate, similar to most complex, multivariate systems, approaches disequilibrium, variability of critical attributes increases significantly. In order for ecotoxicological testing to be reliable, it should incorporate ...
Earth’s Biosphere in Peril
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 ...
The Future Eaters
(Virginia Tech, 2006)
The 20% ecological overshoot in 2002 took 20% more natural resources than the Earth could regenerate. This overshoot is considered a measure of how humankind is _eating its future. Exceeding the planet s carrying capacity ...
Ecological Restoration in an Era of Ecological Disequilibrium
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2006)
The current rate of ecological destruction greatly exceeds the rate of ecological repair, a situation that obviously cannot continue indefinitely. In addition, the rate of biotic impoverishment makes finding suitable species ...