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Health, Population, Limits and the Decline of Nature


Butler, CD and Higgs, K, Health, Population, Limits and the Decline of Nature, Sage Handbook of Nature, SAGE Publications Ltd, T Marsden (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1122-1149. ISBN 978-1-4462-9857-2 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2018 Colin D. Butler and Kerryn Higgs

DOI: doi:10.4135/9781473983007.n58


The main purpose of this chapter is to argue that global population health is in peril, due to a crisis rooted in our speciesí lack of respect for nature, and the conceit that humans have largely mastered nature, and nature will do as we wish. To achieve our aim in a convincing way, we explore two parallel and closely related issues: human population growth and limits to growth. This involves discussion of history, economics, politics and social science. Before this, we discuss health (human and ecological) and sustainability. None of these concepts is simple, uncontested, or possible to do justice to here. However, they cannot be ignored.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:nature, limits to growth, population, health
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Other economics
Research Field:Ecological economics
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Higgs, K (Dr Kerryn Higgs)
ID Code:129342
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-11-25
Last Modified:2019-12-03

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