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Global Overshoot: Contemplating the World's Converging Problems

Global Overshoot: Contemplating the World's Converging Problems

ISBN: 978-1-4614- 6265-1 Springer, New York, 2013

Global Overshoot is a response to the emerging possibility that global quality of life is about to plunge - with widespread fear and hunger becoming the norm under the influence of overpopulation, overextraction of resources and overcomplexification of social and economic relationships. The book argues and demonstrates that a knowledge and causal understanding of what happened, ecologically and evolutionarily, in the deep past - between the beginning of the universe and the advent of primates and mammals on Earth - is a valuable resource for those looking to respond, practically and attitudinally, to such a dystopic scenario. A philosophy of Ecohumanism is suggested as a framework for thinking about global society as a complex system.