Ecological Futures: What History Can Teach Us (Trilogy on by Sing C. Chew

By Sing C. Chew

Ecological Futures argues that background can be utilized as a advisor to attainable socioeconomic, political, and ecological eventualities that would remodel our globalized global.

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It has been suggested that it could also have spread to the coastal regions of China by religious pilgrims and trading ships. With trade and troop movements, cholera managed to be transmitted to other distant shores. It entered Afghanistan, Persia, and southern Russia. From Russia it moved to Poland, Germany, and finally reached England by ship. D. 1817 onward to the beginning of the twentieth century saw the disease afflicting the various populations of India, China, and Europe. From the 1830s onward, every part of Europe was impacted as far north as the Scandinavian countries.

In the Roman colonies, these reactions were fueled further by the tax imposed by imperial Rome. As a result, we find attempts by the local citizenry to escape from Rome’s tax burden. One common reaction was a flight to the monasteries by farmers so as to avoid tax obligations (Frend 1972; Daniel-Rops 2001). Historical evidence shows this occurring in Egypt and other parts of the Roman Empire such as Palestine and Syria. Interestingly, it is also in Egypt and Syria that we witness the rise of monasticism.

In the late twentieth century, with the global crisis in diminishing natural resources, large-scale species extinction, incessant population growth, and worldwide urbanization, an alternate worldview and practice reappears in Western civilization. 4 The early stages of the movement were based mainly around the efforts to live an alternate lifestyle that is in contradistinction to the industrialscientific paradigm. In a similar fashion, like monasticism, bioregionalism’s rise was in reaction to the socioeconomic, political, and ecological conditions of the times, though the specificities were different.

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