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Ecocide is the destruction of ecosystems.
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- We are jeopardizing our future by not reining in our intense but geographically and demographically uneven material consumption and by not perceiving continued rapid population growth as a primary driver behind many ecological and even societal threats. By failing to adequately limit population growth, reassess the role of an economy rooted in growth, reduce greenhouse gases, incentivize renewable energy, protect habitat, restore ecosystems, curb pollution, halt defaunation, and constrain invasive alien species, humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperilled biosphere.
- William J. Ripple and 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries, "World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice," Bioscience, vol. 20, no. 10 (2017)