That is, in this "Anthropocene" era, the diffusion and application of "the growth imperative" is primarily responsible for the present crisis.
The major clashes on population, development and environment over time The academic world of the social sciences is multifaceted and polychromatic. The inherent volatility of the weather and its everyday significance favors widespread puzzlement and scepticism - particularly among the negationists, but also from laymen - concerning the origins and the real dimensions of ongoing changes.
It has a logic and internal consistency that stimulates societies and all their respective economic actors - State, entrepreneurs and workers - as well as international development agencies to dedicate themselves to promoting growth because it has been the basis for material welfare during this bonanza period.
The risks of ecological chaos if we continue to exceed planetary limits were dramatized in another study published in by 12 scientists from the University of California.
Economic developments in one continent can have almost simultaneous consequences in another.
The main novelty in this second study is the discovery that four of the planetary boundaries have already been breached: climate change, biodiversity integrity; landuse change, and; biogeochemical flows phosphorus and nitrogen cycles.
Economic growth is essential for the survival of capitalism and even for socialism understood as capitalism of the State.
Lam's optimism in relation to demographic dynamics is based on the fact that the "population bomb" has been de-activated and that the demographic transition will bring about zero growth before the end of this century.
The chart below shows the remarkable growth of foreign trade since Looking at the long-run average effect is very helpful to form an opinion regarding broad trends.
The ecological consequences of poverty cannot be reduced without attacking poverty itself, of which high fertility is but 1 aspect.
IFSW welcomes evidence that these principles are becoming more widely recognised by national and international bodies. In the Babylonian setting of the many large conferences focused on the environmental crisis, the poor countries obviously demand the same right to consume - and thus to pollute - as much as the initiators of the crisis.
The protests labelled as "Springs