The Environmental Crisis

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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.


NOTES
1.
Charles H. Southwick, Global Ecology in Human Perspective ( New York: Oxford University Press, 1996), 312.
2.
Robert C. Paehlke, "Environmental Values and Policy," in Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft, eds., Environmental Policy in the 1990s ( Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1994), 354.
3.
Donnella Meadows et al., The Limits to Growth ( New York: Universe Books, 1972).
4.
World Commission on Environment and Development, Our Common Future ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987), 1.
6.
Miguel A. Santos, Ecology, Natural Resources, and Pollution ( London: Living Books, 1975), 52.
7.
Council on Environmental Quality, The Sixteenth Annual Report ( Washington, DC: Superintendent of Documents, 1985), 177.
8.
Edward A. Shevardnadze, Statement Before the Forty-Third Session of the U.N. General Assembly, post verbatim 6 (September 27) ( New York: United Nations, 1988), 76.
9.
William R. Catton Jr., "The World's Most Polymorphic Species," BioScience 37 ( 1987): 413-19.
10.
Lester R. Brown, "The Acceleration of History," in Lester R. Brown et al., eds., State of the World 1996 ( New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1996), 4.
11.
Miguel A. Santos, "Ecological Systems versus Human Systems: Which Should be Supreme?" Journal of Environmental Systems 4 ( 1974): 261.
12.
Lester R. Brown and Sandra Postel, "Thresholds of Change," in Lester R. Brown et al., eds., State of the World 1987 ( New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1987),4.
13.
Julian L. Simon, "Bright Global Future," The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 40 ( 1984): 15.
14.
World Resource Institute, World Resources 1994-95 ( New York: Oxford University Press, 1994), 107.

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