acknowledge these limits, and for society to accept the verdict, new sets of policies that would focus not only on how to make the economy grow beyond its carrying capacity but on how to progress within its ecological limits are required. If sustainable development meant progressing within ecological limits, then the anthroposystem seemed inevitable. But as several ecologists and environmentalists observed by the late 1990s, when a society reaches its carrying capacity, the distinction between self- sustainable system, anthroposystem, steady-state economy, and sustainable development, will be in degree rather than in kind.
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Publication information: Book title: The Environmental Crisis. Contributors: Miguel A. Santos - Author, Randall M. Miller - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 153.
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