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Global change and carrying capacity: Implications for life on Earth
Author and Affiliation:
Ehrlich, Paul R.(Stanford Univ., CA., United States)
Daily, Gretchen C.(Stanford Univ., CA., United States)
Ehrlich, Anne H.(Stanford Univ., CA., United States)
Matson, Pamela(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Vitousek, Peter(Stanford Univ., CA., United States)
Abstract: Determining the long-term number of people that the planet can support without irreversibly reducing its ability to support people in the future, i.e., the carrying capacity of the Earth, is an exceedingly complex problem. About all that is known for certain is that, with present and foreseeable technologies, the human population has already exceeded the capacity. The reduction in carrying capacity that can be expected to result from direct human impacts on resources and the environment and from our indirect impacts of the climate system is discussed. Global warming and modeling global change and food security are also discussed with respect to carrying capacity.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1989
Document ID:
19910008141
(Acquired Nov 07, 1995)
Accession Number: 91N17454
Subject Category: ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Global Change and Our Common Future. Papers from a Forum; p 19-27
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 9p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; CAPACITY; CLIMATE CHANGE; EARTH (PLANET); EARTH RESOURCES; GLOBAL WARMING; HUMAN BEINGS; POPULATION THEORY; ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS; POPULATIONS
Imprint And Other Notes: In National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Global Change and Our Common Future. Papers from a Forum p 19-27 (SEE N91-17453 09-45)
Availability Source: Other Sources
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