Chapter 7: Whole earth security: an engineered world
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Technological modes of intervention as a response to these threats frequently leads, to discussions of geoengineering and attempts to use force to reshape at least parts of the planetary system. In contrast whole earth security understands the interconnections between ecologies and human habitats as the essential framework for living appropriately within the vulnerable context of a fragile planet. An alternative focus on ecology and the flourishing of ecosystems, as in regenerative agriculture and permaculture modes of food production, suggests possibilities for living within nature, inhabiting the world rather than exploiting it, a matter of taking eco-security, in Chinese terms, seriously.

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