1st Edition

An Analysis of Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees's Our Ecological Footprint

ISBN 9781912128020
Published August 17, 2017 by Macat Library
116 Pages

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Book Description

Our Ecological Footprint presents a powerful model for measuring humanity’s impact on the Earth to reduce the harm we are causing the planet before it’s too late.

While some people believe we can find a middle ground between environmental conservation and economic development, or that future technological discoveries will solve the problem, the authors warn that our planet’s limited resources simply can’t support an economic system based on unlimited growth. Our Ecological Footprint offers a valuable tool to help us live more sustainably and safeguard our natural resources for generations to come.

Table of Contents

Ways in to the Text 

Who are Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees? 

What does Our Ecological Footprint Say? 

Why does Our Ecological Footprint Matter? 

Section 1: Influences 

Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context 

Module 2: Academic Context 

Module 3: The Problem 

Module 4: The Author's Contribution 

Section 2: Ideas 

Module 5: Main Ideas 

Module 6: Secondary Ideas 

Module 7: Achievement 

Module 8: Place in the Author's Work  

Section 3: Impact 

Module 9: The First Responses 

Module 10: The Evolving Debate 

Module 11: Impact and Influence Today 

Module 12: Where Next? 

Glossary of Terms 

People Mentioned in the Text 

Works Cited

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Dr Luca Marazzi holds a PhD in freshwater ecology from the Environmental Change Research Centre at University College, London. He is currently undertaking postdoctoral research at the Southeast Environment Research Center, Florida International University.