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                         The Fundamental Laws of Human Ecology
      1.  We're all  in it  together. Everything  is connected  to everything
      else.  You can't do just one thing. <Law of Interrelatedness>
      2. The Earth and its  resources are finite. or You can't  get something
      for nothing. <Law of Conservation of Energy>
      3. As  energy  and other  resources   are  used,  there is  an  overall
      decrease in the amount of usefulness. (Second Law of Thermodynamics>
      4. Everything must go somewhere-there is now away. <Law of Conservation
      of Matter>
      5. Up to a point, the bigger  the better; beyond that point, the bigger
      the worse. or  To everything  there is an  optimum size.  <Brontosaurus
      6. Everything is becoming something else. <Law of Continuous Creation>
      7. In  most cases, the greater  the diversity of a  system, the greater
      its stability. <The Diversity Principle>
      8. Nature frequently but not always "knows" best. Note: People use
      antibiotics to counter nature. <Nature knows best>
      9. We shape our buildings <environment> and afterwards our buildings
      <environment> shape us. - Winston Churchhill <Your Environment is You>
      10. As human beings, one of our inalienable rights is the right to live
      in a clean environment. <The Environmental Bill of Rights>
      11. Our environment does not belong to us alone. It was used by our
      forefathers,  passed  on   to  us,   and  we  are   charged  with   the
      responsibility of passing it undamaged to all future  generations. <the
      Rights of the Unborn>
      12. All persons must be held responsible for their own pollution. <the
      Responsibility of the Born>
      13. All persons are created with an equal right to live in dignity and
      peace and to work out a meaningful existence. Everyone is entitled to a
      fair  share of the world's resources-provided one is carrying one's own
      share of  the responsibilities for  maintaining an orderly  world. <The
      Law of Equity>
      14.  Comfortable  living,  in  harmony  with  nature,  should  be  each
      society's goal. <the Goal of Society>
      15. Our dependence on  technology is, today, so strong  and widespread,
      that we  are compelled to use technology as  a means for getting out of
      our environmental dilemma. <Technology-Part of the Problem, Part of the
      16. No  national  purpose  however urgent,  no  political  or  economic
      necessity however  pressing can possibly  justify the risk  of bringing
      all human history to an end. <Give Earth a Chance>

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