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The impact of demographic growth on global climatic change, migrations and resources
Bertocchi, A. (2011). The impact of demographic growth on global climatic change, migrations and resources. Int. J. Anthropol. 26(1-2): 103-116
In: International Journal of Anthropology. Angelo Pontecorboli: Firenze. ISSN 0393-9383, more
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Abstract
    The present exponential growth of the world population is inflicting a death wound on the biodiversity of the ecological systems and on the quality of social life, while the attempts to oppose them turn out to be inadequate, unworkable or self-defeating.Any political system which has suffered from or imposed a free market economy proves to be more and more powerless to face situations of deterioration of the environment and social decay, as, beyond the ostentation of ideological contrasts, as a matter of fact it shares with the others in their deepest respect the undiscerning introjection of pathological categories, such as the delirious ideas of «development, progress, consumerism, growth at all costs, economic, technological and military supremacy». Therefore we witness a tragic bearish competition, a keen contest where the winner is the one who manages to secure the last sources of a collapsing planet.Fortunately against such detrimental and misleading categories, a drastic criticism is developing not only due to spontaneous anti-global movements, but also to experts whose highly scientific and ethic contributions aim at replacing the prevailing economic theory with “Bioeconomy” that is an economy consistent with the basic laws of Nature (N. Georghescu-Roeghen) and at facing the increasing amorality/immorality with a “Global Bioethics” (B. Chiarelli). Ideas which, together with alternative tendencies of thought acting within of movements supporting “Deep Ecology” and “Decrease”, are imposing themselves, on the spur of the epistemological revolution.

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