Misconstrued dichotomies

Krishnadas, Meghna, and Velho, Nandini (2015) Misconstrued dichotomies. Seminar, 665. pp. 102-106.

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[Extract] WE live in an age of trade-offs. In pursuit of material well-being, human societies are transforming earth's land and water in manifold ways, in the process compromising the very natural systems that are essential for our survival. The vast sprawl of homo sapiens across the planet is causing one of the largest extinction crisis – 1000 times higher than ever in earth's history. To burgeoning human numbers, add the societal imperative for economic progress and we certainly face a quandary. How do we ensure development for all people and yet safeguard vital ecological wealth and biodiversity on this finite planet? Equity being an essential prerequisite for sustainability, what measures can ensure resource use in the most equitable manner? In a populous country like India, seeking to maintain its economic growth potential while also preserving its natural wealth, these are questions of paramount importance.

Item ID: 38310
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 0037-1947
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Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 01:08
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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