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Natural Resources and Human Impact
- Starkel, Leszek
- Papers on global change IGBP 2016 v.23 no.1 pp. 15-20
- anthropogenic activities, education, fossil fuels, oceans
- It is rotational movement of the Earth that decides on the climatic zonation of natural resources, as modified by the positions of the continents and oceans and the irregular spread of fossil fuels. Intensive human activity poses threats to the development of natural geoecosystems. The last century also brought growing civilizational threats to the environment on the global, regional and local scales. The author characterise the prospects in regard to global changes, and discuss the solutions needing to be pursued if human geoecosystems are to be protected (through management and education).