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Environmental Decline and Public Policy
Pattern, Trend and Prospect
Electronic Edition 2010 © NewFoundations
(Original Pierian Press ISBN 0-87650-289-3)
Timothy C. Weiskel
Richard A. Gray
Public policy decisions we make today will largely determine the environment that we and our children will inhabit in the decades and centuries to come. Ill conceived or misdirected public policy can aggravate long-term environmental decline and provoke large-scale ecological disaster.
Population growth, accelerated urbanization, and the increasing petro-intensification of world food production have created a powerful vicious circle that is driving industrial civilization, like many urban cultures in the past, toward a syndrome of overshoot and collapse.
Can public policy makers slow down or reverse these trends? Can we avert
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