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dc.creator John Cairns Jr. 2003 2013-05-30T11:24:04Z 2013-05-30T11:24:04Z 2013-05-30
dc.description Sustainable use of the planet is based on the assumption that humankind can maintain conditions suitable for inhabiting the planet indefinitely. No robust evidence supports this assumption nor rejects it, and adequate evidence on this issue may not be available for centuries. Numeracy is the ability to use or understand numerical techniques of mathematics. Even if adequate numerical data were available, the important decisions humankind makes regarding sustainable use of the planet should not be guided by numerical information alone, such as economic numbers, but by eco- and sustainability ethics, which provides a values framework that indicates how the numbers should be used and interpreted.
dc.publisher Inter-Research
dc.source Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics
dc.subject Sustainability
dc.subject Numeracy
dc.subject Eco-ethics
dc.subject Sustainability ethics
dc.subject Sustainable development
dc.title Numeracy and sustainability

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