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Sustainability and Waste of Biospheric Resources are Incompatible
(Virginia Tech, 2010)
The quest for sustainable use of the planet is admirable, however the flagrant waste of biospheric resources overrides any efforts towards this goal. Although there is not single solution to achieve immediate sustainability, ...
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.
The End of the Car Culture and the Reemergence of Public Transportation
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2009)
The United States, which has been the poster child for car culture, has been warned of the unparalleled prospect of trillion-dollar deficits for years to come. Most state governments face severe reduction in tax monies, ...
Extinction: The Probable Consequence of the Assault on Science and Reason
(Virginia Tech, 2011)
Humans capacity to reason and dependence on nature has been overshadowed by greed and materialism. As a result, humankind has ignored and attacked scientists and the evidence they have found concerning the state of our ...
Preparing for the Post-Industrial Age
(Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences, 2008)
The Industrial Age has been made possible by cheap, abundant fossil fuels, primarily petroleum and coal. The life expectancy of an industrial civilization is about 100 years. Some forecasts estimate the critical period of ...
Cast Changes on the Ecological Stage of Earth's Evolutionary Theater
(Virginia Tech, 2009)
Change has been the Earth s most notable feature for the past 4 billion years. Earth has already passed two ecological tipping points with the acidification of the oceans and the melting glaciers and ice sheets, both caused ...
Living on an Alien Planet
(Virginia Tech, 2007)
As a consequence for humankind producing excessive amounts of greenhouse gases, discharging thousands of hazardous chemicals and displacing large numbers of species from their habitat, future generations will inherit a ...
Does Intelligence Provide Survival Value?
(The Social Contract, 2009)
Intelligence is defined as a general mental capacity to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend ideas, and learn. Intelligence can also be defined as the ability to acquire and apply information gathered ...
"Hail Mary" Technologies to Engineer Earth's Climate
(EcoRes Forum, 2009)
Scientists and inventors have proposed a variety of technologies to avoid further increases in the Earth s temperature by greenhouse gases. The two most popular technological approaches are: reflecting solar energy back ...
The Reluctant Warriors: Scientist vs Public Relations Spin Doctors
(Virginia Tech, 2010)
When scientists listen to analyses of existing evidence, they usually can decipher which analysis is supported by a preponderance of evidence, and if no clear evidence emerges they wait until adequate information is ...