Global Overshoot

Contemplating the World's Converging Problems

  • Doug Cocks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  3. Doug Cocks
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  4. Doug Cocks
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 377-401

About this book


Global Overshoot is a multidisciplinary analysis (including history and pre-history) from an ecological and evolutionary perspective of the contemporary world system.  This book compares and critiques attitudes held by people with different world views to the hypothetical prospect of large widespread falls in quality of life. It also draws insights from these two analyses to develop and suggest a philosophy of Ecohumanism to people of good will who want to think constructively about the world’s converging problems, i.e. think altruistically and ‘think like an evolving ecosystem.’ 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Doug Cocks
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIRO Sustainable EcosystemsCanberraAustralia

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