Ecological Systems Thinking
While the science of ecology has expanded markedly in the past century, that knowledge has not significantly changed the pace of economic growth or deflected the momentum of human expansion. Warnings, including that from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment team, multiply but without a corresponding societal response. The author traces the problem to the realm of politics and the ineffectiveness of statutes such as the National Environmental Policy Act. The article ends with suggestions about how to extend science more effectively into the political realm.
Orr, David W., Valentina Niccolucci, and Simone Bastianoni. "Ecological Systems Thinking." In Encyclopedia of Ecology, Vol. 4 (2nd ed.), edited by Brian Fath, 283-287. New York: Elsevier, 2019.
Climate, Constitution, Ecology, Future generations, Policy, Politics