The Ecology of Commerce Themes

Paul Hawken
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Environmental Dangers

The most obvious theme of the book is the amount of damage to the environment and the dangers that it poses for mankind. Environmental dangers result in the extinction of various species, and many species have already become extinct due to man. Every species is a part of the ecosystem and each species has a role in the overall system. When a species becomes extinct, it doesn't exist anymore and can never be replaced. Its function is missing from the ecosystem when it becomes extinct. When enough species become extinct enough functions will eventually be missing from the ecosystem to result in a change. These changes result in damage to the environment that can't be fixed.

These environmental damages come from the industrial waste. Industry does not mimic nature in its cyclical processes. These cyclical processes in nature mean that there is not waste that damages the...

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