ecocide


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e·co·cide

 (ē′kō-sīd′, ĕk′ō-)
n.
Heedless or deliberate destruction of the natural environment, as by pollutants or an act of war.

ecocide

(ˈiːkəˌsaɪd; ˈɛkə-)
n
(Environmental Science) total destruction of an area of the natural environment, esp by human agency

ec•o•cide

(ˈɛk əˌsaɪd, ˈi kə-)

n.
the destruction of large areas of the environment by such activity as overexploitation of resources or dumping of toxic chemicals.
[1965–70, Amer.]
ec`o•ci′dal, adj.

ecocide

destruction of the environment.
See also: Environment
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The fires have coincided with this weekend's G7 summit, where the host, French President Emmanuel Macron, has said the Amazon needs better management to end the "ecocide" that is going on in the rainforest and wants world leaders to discuss the emergency.
The French leader noted an "ecocide" was taking place in the Amazon that required an international response.
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"Killing the Seven Sisters fields will surely be declared and recorded as an idiotic act of ecocide by future Stirling residents.
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We need to realise that unless the issue of our mutual suicide and ecocide is tackled with no less zeal than fighting for our survival in World War II, we face extinction and all other concerns are vanity.
His topics include global warming as ecocide, climate change catastrophes and social intersections, climate change victims, and criminological responses to climate change.
begin their book, Ecocide in the USSR: Health and Nature under Siege, with the prediction that "When historians finally conduct an autopsy on the Soviet Union and Soviet Communism, they may reach the verdict of death by ecocide," meaning willful destruction of the environment.
The fifteen frames are: pride; green; ethical oil; money; progress; status quo; bridging; compromise; sellout; rogue; greed; eco-justice; health; present-minded; and ecocide (p.