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The Sword of Damocles and the Biosphere
(National Academy of Sciences, 2011)
The tale of the sword of Damocles can be used to describe the sword hanging by a thread over humankind with the damage it is doing to the present biosphere. The sixth biosphere, or the current biosphere, is experiencing ...
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.
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 ...
Sustainability Ethics and the 2st Century Human Lifestyle
(Virginia Tech, 2005)
Sustainability ethics is the developing effort to ascertain the prerequisites for sustainable use of the planet and also determines the environmental literacy level necessary to persuade people to live sustainably. However, ...