The thin green line: scientists must do more to limit the toll of burgeoning infrastructure on nature and society

Laurance, William (2019) The thin green line: scientists must do more to limit the toll of burgeoning infrastructure on nature and society. The Ecological Citizen, 3 (Suppl A). pp. 59-65.

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Abstract

[Extract] Given its wide-ranging and transformative impacts, the global explosion of built infrastructure is arguably the most urgent environmental threat today (Laurance et al., 2014; Laurance and Arrea, 2017; Laurance, 2018b). This tsunami of infrastructure has many contributing factors, including human overpopulation and the short-term thinking that arises from consumptive growth-oriented economies. The consequences will be many, from massive loss and degradation of wildlife habitat to increasing pressures on the global climate, and they will reverberate across nearly every sector of society.

Item ID: 60990
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2515-1967
Keywords: Biodiversity, Climate change, Conservation, Sixth mass extinction, Sustainable development
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 02:00
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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