Sustainable Development Within the Norms of the Biosphere’s Carrying Capacity

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
  • Igor E. Reyf
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Abstract

A shot across humanity’s bow—Law of energy flow distribution in the biota—The energy quota of large animals—The biosphere’s economic capacity as the quantity of its extreme disruption—Human civilization’s energy corridor—The “geographic equivalent” for the biosphere’s disruption threshold.

Keywords

Oceanic carbon sink Biosphere’s carrying capacity Net primary production Viktor Gorshkov Anastasia Makarieva Production flows in the biota Energy distribution in the biota Large animals in the biosphere Genetic decay The energy corridor of civilization Limits of the biosphere 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
    • 1
  • Igor E. Reyf
    • 2
  1. 1.Correspondent Member of Russian Academy of SciencesDirector of the Water Institute at the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Freelance Journalist/WriterFrankfurt am MainGermany

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