The Environmental Endgame: Mainstream Economics, Ecological Disaster, and Human Survival

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INTRODUCTION

1. E. O. Wilson, The Future of Life (New York: Knopf, 2002), p. 28.

2. Thomas Berry, The Dream of the Earth (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1988), p. 123.


1. THE MAKING OF THE GODGAME

1. Peter Behr, “A Car for the Distant Future,” Washington Post, March 9, 2003.

2. Union of Concerned Scientists, “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity,” No- vember 18, 1992, http://deoxy.org/sciwarn.htm.

3. United Nations World Development Report, March 2003; Rick Weiss, “Threats Posed by Water Scarcity Detailed: U.N. Report Warns of Looming Crisis,” Washington Post, March 5, 2003; “Nor Any Drop to Drink,” Economist, March 6, 2003; Rick Weiss, “Water Scarcity Prompts Scientists to Look Down,” Washington Post, March 10, 2003.

4. Paul H. Ehrlich and John P. Holdren, “Impact of Population Growth,” Science 171 (1971): 1212–1217.

5. E. O. Wilson, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (New York: Knopf, 1998), p. 262.

6. The most comprehensive summary of data on the global environment is provided by the Worldwatch Institute. A good summary can be found in State of the World and Vital Signs: Trends That Are Shaping Our Future (New York: Norton, 1997).

7. Philip P. Pan, “Scientists Issue Dire Prediction on Warming,” Washington Post, Janu- ary 22, 2001; Craig S. Smith, “150 Nations Start Groundwork for Global Warming Pro- jects,” New York Times, January 18, 2001.

8. Reed F. Noss and Robert L. Peters, Endangered Species: A Status Report of Amer- ica’s Vanishing Habitat and Wildlife (Washington, D.C.: Defenders of Wildlife, 1995); Reed F. Noss, T. LaRoe III, and Michael Scott, Endangered Species of the United States: A Preliminary Assessment of Loss and Degradation (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Biological Service, 1995).

9. E. O. Wilson, The Future of Life (New York: Knopf, 2002), pp. 98–99.

10. “The Least Developed Countries Report 2002,” Escaping the Poverty Trap (New York: United Nations, 2002).

11. Robert Levine, “The Sims Online,” Wired Magazine, November 11, 2002.

12. NSF Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education, Complex Environmental Systems: Synthesis for Earth, Life, and Society in the 21st Century (Wash- ington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003).

13. NSF Advisory Committee, Complex Environmental Systems, pp. 1–20.


2. GODGAMES AT TH E PENTAGON

1. David Stipp, “Pentagon Says Global Warming Is a Critical Security Issue,” For- tune Magazine, January 26, 2004.

2. Peter Swartz and Doug Randall, “An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its

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