Model suggests Neanderthal extinction occurred due to human cultural superiority February 2, by Bob Yirka, Phys.
Back to top Long Term Costs If ecosystems deteriorates to an unsustainable level, then the problems resulting can be very expensive, economically, to reverse.
In Bangladesh and India, for example, logging of trees and forests means that the floods during the monsoon seasons can be very deadly.
Similarly, many avalanches, and mud slides in many regions around the world that have claimed many lives, may have been made worse by the clearing of so many forests, which provide a natural barrier, that can take the brunt of such forces.
As the Centre for Science and Environment mentions, factors such as climate change and environmental degradation can impact regions more so, and make the impacts of severe weather systems even worse than they already are.
As they further point out, for poor regions, such as Orissa in India, this is even more of a problem. Vanishing coral reefsforests and other ecosystems can all take their toll and even make the effects of some natural events even worse. The cost of the effects together with the related problems that can arise like disease, and other illness, or rebuilding and so on is much more Human extinction than the maintenance and sustainable development practices that could be used instead.
As an example, and assuming a somewhat alarmist scenario, if enough trees and forests and related ecosystems vanish or deteriorate sufficiently: Then the oxygen-producing benefits from such ecosystems is threatened.
The atmosphere would suffer from more pollution. The cost to tackle this and the related illnesses, problems and other cascading effects would be enormous as it can be assumed that industrial pollution could increase, with less natural ecosystems to soak it up Furthermore, other species in that ecosystem that would depend on this would be further at risk as well, which would lead to a downward spiral for that ecosystem.
Compare those costs to taking precautionary measures such as protecting forests and promoting more sustainable forms of development. Of course, people will argue that these situations will not occur for whatever reasons. Only when it is too late can others say told you so — a perhaps very nasty Catch The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity TEEB is an organization — backed by the UN and various European governments — attempting to compile, build and make a compelling economics case for the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity.
It has also attempted to put a value on the ecological services provided to humanity. From a cost perspective p.
What the global economy would look like with nature on the balance sheet What is the world worth? Take for example the various indigenous Indians of Latin America.
Throughout the region, as aspects of corporate globalization spread, there is growing conflict between land and resources of the indigenous communities, and those required to meet globalization related needs. The following quote from a report on this issue captures this quite well: Many of the natural resources found on Indian lands have become more valuable in the context of the modern global economy.
Several factors have spurred renewed interest in natural resources on Indian lands in Latin America, among them the mobility of capital, ecological limits to growth in developed countries, lax environmental restrictions in underdeveloped nations, lower transportation costs, advances in biotechnology, cheap third world labor, and national privatization policies.
Limits to logging in developed countries have led timber transnationals overseas. Increased demand and higher prices for minerals have generated the reopening of mines and the proliferation of small-scale mining operations. Rivers are coveted for their hydroelectric potential, and bioprospecting has put a price tag on biodiversity.
Originally considered lands unsuitable for productive activities, the resources on Indian lands are currently the resources of the future.
Indian land rights and decisionmaking authority regarding natural resource use on territories to which they hold claim threaten the mobility of capital and access to resources—key elements of the transnational-led globalization model.Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth’s biosphere to return to good health.
Crowded conditions and resource shortages will improve as we become less dense.
What experts say are the most likely human extinction risks, why they're more likely than people think, and what we can do about them. To get a full picture of how palm production impacts an entire ecosystem and the many dynamic individuals that call that system home, let's take a look into the environmental, animal, and human.
A Neanderthal skeleton, left, compared with a modern human skeleton. Credit: American Museum of Natural History (srmvision.com)—A trio of researchers, two with Stanford University in the U.S.
and the. Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth’s biosphere to return to good health. Crowded conditions and resource shortages will improve as we become less dense. Q: Are you really serious? We’re really vehement. Many see humor in The Movement and think we can’t be serious about voluntary human extinction, but in spite of the seriousness of both situation and movement, there’s room for humor.