Biospheric Health and Integrity: The Top Priority for Humankind

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2009
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National Academy of Sciences
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All life on Earth depends on the biospheric life support system to provide both natural capital, or resources, and ecosystem services. Why, then, is the human economy, a subset of the biosphere, given the highest priority by both politicians and the general public? If humans do not make the biosphere s health the top priority, the effects of global warming will change the biosphere into a vastly different, unlivable system.

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biospheric life support system, tipping points, human economy
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