Cohabiting Earth: Seeking a Bright Future for All Life (Hardcover)

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Cohabiting Earth: Seeking a Bright Future for All Life (Hardcover)

By Joe Gray (Editor), Eileen Crist (Editor)

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The eco-catastrophes that we are witnessing today starkly demonstrate how the interests of the Earth's currently dominant species are in lockstep with those of nature's wider whole. Simply stated, humans and the more-than-human world have a shared fate. Just as humanity's unrestrained overreach in the ecosphere is driving a mass extinction event and causing the devastation of lifeforms and places, so it is also jeopardizing the prospect of a human future worth living. There is no "humans versus nature" tradeoff: the wellbeing of both is inseparably entwined. Solutions to the shared predicament of all Earth's beings will thus necessarily be those that strive for harmony between human presence and the rest of nature. This applies to the philosophy we adopt for agriculture, the ways in which human economies operate, our patterns of consumption, and numerous other intertwined threads of our existence. This anthology argues that harmony between humanity and our home planet must be built on the pillars of restraint, respect, and reverence.
Joe Gray is an Associate Editor of The Ecological Citizen. Eileen Crist is Associate Professor Emerita of the Department of Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech.
Product Details ISBN: 9781438499970
ISBN-10: 1438499973
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English