TITLE

CUMULATIVE IMPACTS: DEATH KNELL FOR COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

AUTHOR(S)
Montague, Peter
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Rachel's Democracy & Health News;2/19/2009, Issue 999, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article talks about various published research works which raised awareness about the harm caused by humans to the planet earth. It is stated that earlier, planet earth seemed limitless to humans. But humans started making big changes to the environment like permanently altering forest ecosystems with fire, hunting the wooly mammoth to extinction etc. Various studies are talked about in this regard including the "Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action," by George Perkins Marsh.
ACCESSION #
37270283

 

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