Global Overshoot

Contemplating the World's Converging Problems

  • Doug Cocks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Doug Cocks
    Pages 219-295
  3. Doug Cocks
    Pages 297-347
  4. Doug Cocks
    Pages 349-375
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 377-401

About this book

Introduction

Global Overshoot is a multidisciplinary analysis (including history and pre-history) from an ecological and evolutionary perspective of the contemporary world system.  This book compares and critiques attitudes held by people with different world views to the hypothetical prospect of large widespread falls in quality of life. It also draws insights from these two analyses to develop and suggest a philosophy of Ecohumanism to people of good will who want to think constructively about the world’s converging problems, i.e. think altruistically and ‘think like an evolving ecosystem.’ 

Keywords

global human ecosystem humanity

Authors and affiliations

  • Doug Cocks
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIRO Sustainable EcosystemsCanberraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6265-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6264-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6265-1
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