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The Ecological Footprint Remains a Misleading Metric of Global Sustainability

  • Linus Blomqvist mail,

    linus@thebreakthrough.org

    Affiliation: Breakthrough Institute, Oakland, California, United States of America

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  • Barry W. Brook,

    Affiliation: The Environment Institute and School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Erle C. Ellis,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Peter M. Kareiva,

    Affiliation: The Nature Conservancy, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Ted Nordhaus,

    Affiliation: Breakthrough Institute, Oakland, California, United States of America

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  • Michael Shellenberger

    Affiliation: Breakthrough Institute, Oakland, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 05, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001702

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