ecocide


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ecocide

(ē′kō-sīd′, ĕk′ō-)
n.
Heedless or deliberate destruction of the natural environment, as by pollutants or an act of war.
Any environmental ‘holocaust’ committed by irresponsible parties, considered in tandem with the health costs of a degraded ecosystem

ecocide

(ĕk″ō-sīd′) [Gr. oikos, house, + L. caedere, to kill]
Willful destruction of some portion of the environment.
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In my view, while each issue chapter presents an accomplished survey of the field, the best are found toward the latter half of the book: Chapter 8 on ecocide, or the environmental impacts of militarism, and Chapter 9 on the need for a convention around invasive alien species.
Representatives of the Greens made clear that the new Penal Code envisaged a reduction of the penalty for crimes against animals, adding that the measure ran against the EU-wide debate on criminalizing ecocide, or the extensive destruction of eco systems.
In the 21st century, fighting capitalist ecocide must be at the heart of our vision, our program and our activity.
Our Catholic school systems have not caught up with this murderous trend [of ecocide and biocide].
Growth beyond carrying capacity is suicide and ecocide," he states.
The study thus exposes the magnitude of ecocide when it is used as a military strategy.
He typically represents the persecution of the Jews in symbolic images and casts the enemy broadly as ecocide, imprisonment, or war.
The issue becomes more delicate when private citizens engage in civil disobedience and necessity is raised to defend illegal actions undertaken to protect the environment against legally authorized destructive activities that ultimately cause ecocide but that are socially accepted because they create jobs and generate prosperity for shareholders in the short term.
Polly, 44, says it was an idea of the anti-slavery campaigner, William Wilberforce, which is behind the law of Ecocide that she submitted to the United Nations in 2010.
sexism, misogyny, heterosexism, patriarchy, homophobia, nationalism, handicappism, ageism, ecocide, exclusion and exploitation.
One day, after many great tragedies have occurred, there will be a law against ecocide.
21, 2012 and the other prophets of doom are to be proved wrong, it will be because realistic pragmatic people listened to the scientists and gave them the tools and money they needed to attempt to save the world as we now know it, before ecocide for us and countless other species becomes a foregone conclusion.