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Limits to Growth: These refer to the unsustainable relationship that has developed between economic practices and the natural environment. g. uranium, copper, bauxite, mercury) will be able to keep pace with projected rates of economic growth. The limitations of readily accessible reserves are most strikingly evident in the case of energy resources, in particular oil and natural gas, which have become the lifeline of both industrialised and newly industrialising economies. The more serious limitation, however, arises not from resource scarcity but from the disruption of the delicate equilibrium established over a long evolutionary timescale between the human species and its biological and physical environment.
The more serious limitation, however, arises not from resource scarcity but from the disruption of the delicate equilibrium established over a long evolutionary timescale between the human species and its biological and physical environment. The introduction of pollutants into the earth’s ecosystems, whether it is through the use of pesticides or herbicides, industrial wastes or greenhouse gas emissions, represents a major and perhaps lasting hazard to life. qxd 9/4/2007 32 1:52 PM Page 32 CHALLENGES TO GLOBAL SECURITY hand, and the uncontrolled increase of the human population.
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