Sunday, 1 June 2008


· There are compenetrations between ecological and economic systems. Each seeks to employ homeostatic feedback to maintain sustainable growth. Each may pass through phases of youth and maturity, regeneration and decay; each tends to high degrees of adaptation to and specialised exploitation of the surrounding resource environment, and each may become highly unstable and mutable in the face of internal imbalances and surrounding environmental change. · Economic systems are of course essentially social in nature. Ecological systems are the stuff of life itself; they are the very warp and weft of the terrestrial biosphere with all its complex interactions with and modification of the surrounding environment. · Collectively, and as a whole, it is this terrestrial biosphere (the tissue of life - all life here on this planet as a complex interacting homeostatic whole and the very nature of it) that is at stake at this stage in human history and of economic development. ·

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