The debate on natural resources and the fate of humanity or, Do we need economists? by Alessandro Cigno

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  • Natural resources -- Addresses, essays, lectures,
  • Population,
  • Economics -- Mathematical models -- Addresses, essays, lectures

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Other titlesDo we need economists?
Statement[by] Alessandro Cigno.
LC ClassificationsHC55 .C48
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p. :
Number of Pages24
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Open LibraryOL4291795M
ISBN 100859584143
LC Control Number78319351

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Humanity is dependent on Nature to survive, yet our society largely acts as if this is not the case. The energy that powers our very cells, the nutrients that make up our bodies, the ecosystem services that clean our water and air; these are all provided by the Nature from which we have evolved and of which we are a part.

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For Muslim participants greed and over-consumption of natural resources was inexcusable, even if the waste could be contained, because of human accountability to God for the use of creation.

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