Quick fixes for the environment: Part of the solution or part of the problem?

Thomas Sterner, Max Troell, Jeffrey Vincent, Sara Aniyar, Scott Barrett, William Brock, Stephen Carpenter, Kanchan Chopra, Paul Ehrlich, Michael Hoel, Simon Levin, Karl Göran Mäler, Jon Norberg, Leif Pihl, Tore Söderqvist, James Wilen, Anastasios Xepapadeas

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Abstract

When faced with large-scale environmental problems that need immediate attention-such as flooding or collapsing fish stocks-society has tended to address the symptoms rather than fundamental solutions. Can we continue to go for the quick fixes?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalEnvironment
Volume48
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Water Science and Technology

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    Sterner, T., Troell, M., Vincent, J., Aniyar, S., Barrett, S., Brock, W., Carpenter, S., Chopra, K., Ehrlich, P., Hoel, M., Levin, S., Mäler, K. G., Norberg, J., Pihl, L., Söderqvist, T., Wilen, J., & Xepapadeas, A. (2006). Quick fixes for the environment: Part of the solution or part of the problem? Environment, 48(10), 20-27. https://doi.org/10.3200/ENVT.48.10.20-27