A Global Environmental Constitution for the Anthropocene's Climate Crisis

Kotze, Louis (2019) A Global Environmental Constitution for the Anthropocene's Climate Crisis. In: Research Handbook on Global Climate Constitutionalism. Edwards Elgar. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Scientists suggest we are entering a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene. It is an epoch that signals an altogether more unpredictable and unstable period in Earth’s geological history compared to the state of relative Earth system stability, resilience and harmony that have hitherto prevailed in the Holocene. The Anthropocene’s imagery reveals the socio-ecological impacts occasioned by the ever-expanding project of human development the world over, including humans’ ability to change biogeochemical cycles; unprecedented species loss and species extinction; appropriation of non-human resources for exclusive human use; wide-spread land use conversion; alteration of evolutionary processes and outcomes; and changing the climate through the release of massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere.

Keywords:Anthropocene, climate change, human rights
Subjects:M Law > M100 Law by area
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:32442
Deposited On:25 Oct 2018 09:23

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