Title

Ecological Systems Thinking

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Elsevier

Editor

Brian Fath

Publication Date

2-6-2019

Department

Environmental Studies

Document Type

Book Chapter

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11135-2

Keywords

Climate, Constitution, Ecology, Future generations, Policy, Politics

ISBN

9780444637680

Language

English

Format

text

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