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Unformatted text preview: The Future of Life by Edward Wilson presents a very interesting view of the economy and its relationship with the environment. It is often easy to overlook the ecological effects of our booming economy and turn a blind eye to extinction rates, pollution, overpopulation and habitat loss because they do not directly affect our day to day lives. However these issues are constant sources of battles between politicians, economists, ecologists and scientists. There is no defined way to save the environment from mass destruction and with so many factors contributing to the problem; it is difficult to determine which course of action will benefit both mankind and the environment. Each day the environment gives us resources that we have yet to replicate through science and that every human can benefit from. These free resources impact our economies in a huge way and are necessary to the survival of mankind yet we have not found a way to guarantee the survival of the environment. The world’s human population has exploded the last century, growing from slightly of 1 billion in 1900 to approximately 6 billion today. This explosion in human population is a testament to our growth in medicine, science and economy. However, the population is a testament to our growth in medicine, science and economy....
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course ECON 201 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Tulane.
- Spring '08