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Ecological meltdown: impact of unchecked human growth on the earth's natural systems

By: Srivastav, Asheem.
Contributor(s): Srivastav, Suvira.
Publisher: New Delhi TERI Press 2010Description: x, 248 p.ISBN: 9788179932780.Subject(s): Ecological meltdownDDC classification: 363.954 Summary: Ecological Meltdown is an information resource and valuable reference book that documents the destruction of biodiversity and ecosystems due to human actions. It warns of an impending ecological meltdown and analyses the causes behind it. These include unprecedented growth in human population, diversion and degradation of natural ecosystems, changing consumption patterns and survival strategies, sinking conservation funding, ineffective management, weak international biodiversity-related conventions, and never-ending conflicts. It also looks at solutions that need to be urgently adopted by the global civil society and national governments.
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Ecological Meltdown is an information resource and valuable reference book that documents the destruction of biodiversity and ecosystems due to human actions. It warns of an impending ecological meltdown and analyses the causes behind it. These include unprecedented growth in human population, diversion and degradation of natural ecosystems, changing consumption patterns and survival strategies, sinking conservation funding, ineffective management, weak international biodiversity-related conventions, and never-ending conflicts. It also looks at solutions that need to be urgently adopted by the global civil society and national governments.

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