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Dr. Harold Glasser
Dr. Kenneth Dahlberg
The human enterprise is rapidly overwhelming the Earth’s ecological systems and draining its natural resources. According to Vitousek et al., as much as one-half of the planet’s land surface has been transformed by human activity; more than half of the world’s available fresh water is used by humans; and a quarter of the planet’s bird species have been driven to extinction by human activity (Vitousek et al, 1997). These and many other negative trends pose catastrophic implications for the future of our species and for the planet’s other inhabitants.
Nixon, Andrew, "Improving the Campus Sustainability Assessment Process" (2002). Honors Theses. 1405.
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