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dc.contributor.authorANG, Frederic-
dc.contributor.authorVAN PASSEL, Steven-
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-28T10:20:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-28T10:20:18Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationBIOSCIENCE, 62 (3), p. 251-259-
dc.identifier.issn0006-3568-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1942/13222-
dc.description.abstractEnvironmentalists generally argue that ecological damage will (eventually) lead to declines in human well-being. From this perspective, the recent introduction of the “environmentalist’s paradox” in BioScience by Raudsepp-Hearne and colleagues (2010) is particularly significant. In essence, Raudsepp-Hearne and colleagues (2010) claimed that although ecosystem services have been degraded, human well-being—paradoxically—has increased. In this article, we show that this debate is in fact rooted in a broader discussion on weak sustainability versus strong sustainability(the substitutability of human-made capital for natural capital). We warn against the reductive nature of focusing only on a stock–flow framework in which a natural-capital stock produces ecosystem services. Concretely, we recommend a holistic approach in which the complexity, irreversibility, uncertainty, and ethical predicaments intrinsic to the natural environment and its connections to humanity are also considered.-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.subject.otherecology; natural resources; assessments; sustainability-
dc.titleBeyond the Environmentalist's Paradox and the Debate on Weak versus Strong Sustainability-
dc.typeJournal Contribution-
dc.identifier.epage259-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage251-
dc.identifier.volume62-
local.bibliographicCitation.jcatA1-
local.type.refereedRefereed-
local.type.specifiedArticle-
dc.bibliographicCitation.oldjcatA1-
dc.identifier.isi000301561900008-
item.validationecoom 2013-
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item.fullcitationANG, Frederic & VAN PASSEL, Steven (2012) Beyond the Environmentalist's Paradox and the Debate on Weak versus Strong Sustainability. In: BIOSCIENCE, 62 (3), p. 251-259.-
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crisitem.journal.eissn1525-3244-
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