Going, Going, Gone: The Fate of Low-Lying Islands and Estuaries

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Cairns, John;
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Subject: lifeboat ethics | greenhouse gas emissions | sustainability | climate change | global warming

Garrett Hardin s lifeboat metaphor is used to illustrate the problems of overpopulation and finite resources. Sea levels are rising due to excess atmospheric greenhouse gases that melt glaciers and warm the oceans. With anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions continuing ... View more
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