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Environmental Carrying Capacity

  • By: Sarah E. Cornell & Robert Costanza
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The environmental carrying capacity of Earth is a subject of global debate. This is the concept that there is a maximum or an optimal burden of organisms that the environment can support indefinitely, rather like a ship's payload or the ...

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