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Global Overshoot

Contemplating the World's Converging Problems

cocks, doug

2013, XVII, 392 p. 1 illus. in color.

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  • Builds up an historical and pre-historical understanding of how humanity and the human ecosystem came to be as they are
  • Discusses Ecohumanism as a tool for thinking about the Global Overshoot Crisis
  • Attempts to understand what is happening within the world's problems rather than suggest solutions
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.’ 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » global - human ecosystem - humanity

Related subjects » Environmental Sciences - Population Studies - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

The Deep Past: A Story of Pervasive Change.- Stages in the Evolution of Modern Humans.- Emergence and Evolution of Complex Societies.- The Road to High Complexity.- Confronting GLobal Overshoot.- Ecohumanism and other Stories.- Index.

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