Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

Author: Tom Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781939621238

Category: Nature

Page: 330

View: 4141


"Every major problem facing humanity is exacerbated by a needlessly ballooning human population. So why is the explosive growth of the human family--more than sevenfold since the Industrial Revolution and still expanding rapidly--generally ignored by policy makers and the media? And why has the environmental movement chosen to be mostly silent about the fundamental driver of species loss and the destruction of wildlife habitats around the globe? Isn't it time to start speaking out about the equation that matters most to the future of people and the planet? The publication centerpiece of the Global Population Speakout campaign, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot ("OVER") moves beyond insider debates and tired arguments (human numbers and overconsumption are both responsible for the crisis of population overshoot). Anchored by a series of provocative photo essays, OVER presents the stark reality of a world transformed by human action, action that threatens our future and the buzzing, blossoming diversity of life with which we share the planet."--Publisher website.

A Future Beyond Growth

Towards a steady state economy

Author: Haydn Washington,Paul Twomey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317358333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 9289


There is a fundamental denial at the centre of why we have an environmental crisis – a denial that ignores that endless physical growth on a finite planet is impossible. Nature provides the ecosystem services that support our civilisation, thus making humanity unavoidably dependent upon it. However, society continues to ignore and deny this dependence. A Future Beyond Growth explores the reason why the endless growth economy is fundamentally unsustainable and considers ways in which society can move beyond this to a steady state economy. The book brings together some of the deepest thinkers from around the world to consider how to advance beyond growth. The main themes consider the deep problems of the current system and key aspects of a steady state economy, such as population; throughput and consumerism; ethics and equity; and policy for change. The policy section and conclusion bring together these various themes and indicates how we can move past the growth economy to a truly sustainable future. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of economics, sustainability and environmental studies in general.

Developing Eco-Cities Through Policy, Planning, and Innovation: Can It Really Work?

Can It Really Work?

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799804437

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

View: 6805


The worldwide consumption of resources is causing environmental damage at a rate that cannot be sustained. Apart from the resulting environmental and health problems, this trend could threaten economic growth due to rapidly decreasing natural resources and costly solutions. The public sector has a responsibility to stimulate the marketplace in favor of the provision of more resource-efficient and less polluting goods, services, and works in order to support environmental and wider sustainable development objectives. Developing Eco-Cities Through Policy, Planning, and Innovation: Can It Really Work? examines the economic, political, social, and environmental objectives essential to the planning and support of future communities. Highlighting a range of topics such as environmental sustainability, waste management, and green cities, this publication is an ideal reference source for environmental engineers, environmentalists, city development planners, urban planners, technology developers, policymakers, industrialists, academicians, and researchers interested in solving environmental issues.

Bioeconomical Solutions and Investments in Sustainable City Development

Author: Vargas-Hernández, José G.,Zdunek-Wielgo?aska, Justyna Anna

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522579591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 9163


Spatial development is a discipline aimed at the protection of specific values and rational development by stimulating economic processes. Modern practices challenge developers to minimize the negative impact of urban development on the environment. In order to adhere to this policy, bioeconomical solutions and investments can be utilized. Bioeconomical Solutions and Investments in Sustainable City Development is an essential source that explores the development of sustainable city models based on investments in eco-oriented solutions by protecting and making publicly available green areas and by innovative investments with the use of bioeconomical solutions. Featuring research on topics such as bioeconomy vision, environmental education, and rural planning, this book is ideally designed for architects, urban planners, city authorities, experts, officers, business representatives, economists, politicians, academicians, and researchers.

Interdisciplinary Essays on Environment and Culture

One Planet, One Humanity, and the Media

Author: Luigi Manca,Jean-Marie Kauth

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498528899

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

View: 8410


This collection asks and answers a basic question: what is the relationship between humanitarian and environmental issues, and how are these portrayed in the media? The essays examine this question from a variety of academic viewpoints and argue that although the interests of planet and people are often seen in opposition, they are, in reality, symbiotic.

Complex Ecology

The Part-whole Relation in Ecosystems

Author: Bernard C. Patten,Sven Erik Jørgensen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biotic communities

Page: 705

View: 4001


For systems ecologists, modelers, environmental engineers, and theoretical ecologists who are interested in mathematics applied to ecology. An advanced and up-to-date treatment of ecological complexity, emphasizing the need for holistic systems approaches. The book provides a compendium of technically oriented systems approaches to complexity at all levels of ecological organization, presenting microscopic and macroscopic views, descriptions of modeling approaches, feedback and stability, and network approaches to trophic dynamics and optimality issues.