As an ecological equivalent
of Roosevelt's response to the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Green New Deal suggested that the economic crisis represented an opportunity to build a new type of economy, within which the creation of economic prosperity was not senselessly decoupled from environmental issues (cf.
Any one of those resource overdrafts--the ecological equivalent
of a double mortgage and four credit cards--is folly.
In many ways, this group seems to be the ecological equivalent
of some African and South American monkeys.
The ecological equivalent
for this variable--percent unemployed--was insignificantly correlated with census tract rates of problem behaviour and, having a negative correlation coefficient, disagreed with the family-level result with respect to the direction of the relationship.
In the ecological equivalent
of the dreaded Klez Worm burrowing into computers around the world, European earthworms are eating enough leaf litter in North American forests to put a rare fern at risk of extinction.
Without the challenge of a viable alternative candidate, he is making "minor" concessions that are the ecological equivalent
of the "death of a thousand cuts." Stanley Hagwood Oakland, California
The work on acid rain and phosphates won a Stockholm Water Prize, the ecological equivalent
of the Nobel Prize, for researcher Dr.
The basic value of a sustainable society, though, the ecological equivalent
of the Golden Rule, is simple: Each generation should meet its needs without jeopardizing the prospects of future generations to meet their own needs.
If introduced plants were the ecological equivalents
of the native species they replace, ecosystems would look different, but would be just as productive (though less stable).