Ecology, Security, and Change in the Anthropocene
Dalby, Simon, The Brown Journal of World Affairs
RECENT INNOVATIONS IN EARTH SYSTEM science have added compelling arguments for the integration of environmental matters into security policy. Concerns about scarcity in the global South and conflicts over resources are now being overtaken by worries about global climate change and the vulnerabilities of populations to ecological disruptions. The sheer scale of human activity has lead to the designation of the contemporary era as a new geological period-the "Anthropocene"-in which ecological disruptions and vulnerabilities are caused increasingly by human actions. Thus, security planning needs to emphasize the importance of reducing the total throughput of materials and energy in the …
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Publication information: Article title: Ecology, Security, and Change in the Anthropocene. Contributors: Dalby, Simon - Author. Magazine title: The Brown Journal of World Affairs. Volume: 13. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2007. Page number: 155+. © The Brown Journal of World Affairs Spring 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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