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Unformatted text preview: hes that God created the full diversity of life and declared it ‘good’ (i.e. intrinsically valuable). Aldo Leopold (a well- known author and naturalist) has rephrased this concept in his work “Land Ethic”, in which he states: ‘A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the bio8c community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise’. And finally, do we have the right to irreversibly degrade the biological capital of this planet for future [email protected]? Butchart et al. (2010) Global Biodiversity: Indicators of recent decline. Science Vol. 328, pp. 1164- 1168. Rands et al. (2010) Biodiversity [email protected]: Challenges beyond 2010. Science Vol. 329, pp. 1298- 1303. I = P * A * T Environmental Impact = [email protected] size * Affluence * Technology What does this classical economic view ignore? Market forces ojen result in a view of resources as freely exploitable raw...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2014 for the course IB 105 taught by Professor Caceres during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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