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7. Politikos

7. Politikos  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834738
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0007
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The concept of the Anthropocene has travelled far beyond its natural sciences origins. Since it was first proposed, the Anthropocene has inspired a barrage of socially relevant questions, ... More
2. Earth system

2. Earth system  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834738
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0002
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To confirm that humans have altered Earth’s functioning as a system, the causal mechanisms behind these alterations must be demonstrated. Only through a robust understanding of Earth as a ... More
8. Prometheus

8. Prometheus  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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9780191834738
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0008
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The Anthropocene continues to be controversial across the many scholarly communities that study social and environmental change, including not only archaeologists, anthropologists, ... More
3. Future generations

3. Future generations  

Robin Attfield

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
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9780191838651
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10.1093/actrade/9780198797166.003.0003
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Concern about future generations stretches as far back as the Ten Commandments, but the belief that present people can significantly change the future originated as recently as the ... More
4. Making risk decisions

4. Making risk decisions  

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany

in Risk: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777714
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10.1093/actrade/9780199576203.003.0005
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‘Making risk decisions’ explores how people make choices about risk. Utility theory provides one simple way to make these choices. It involves ranking potential choices and using a set of ... More
Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction  

Erle C. Ellis

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834738
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.001.0001
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9780198792987
Humanity’s impact on the planet has been profound. From fire, intensive hunting, and agriculture, it has accelerated into rapid climate change, widespread pollution, plastic accumulation, ... More

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