American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Heedless or deliberate destruction of the natural environment, as by pollutants or an act of war.
- eco- + -cide (Wiktionary)
“Recognizing the long-term and wide-spread impacts caused by such degradation, experts have coined the term ecocide, literally meaning the killing of the environment.”
“The word ecocide comes from Greek as well, 'oikos', meaning 'house', and 'cidium', meaning to 'slay' or 'destroy'.”
“Polly Higgins, the lawyer behind the idea of ecocide, is on the board of DESERTEC”
“She also describes ecocide, which is the deliberate destruction of natural places as a war tactic.”
“You have a kind of ecocide where huge infrastructural projects are causing a drop in the water table.”
“CANCUN, Mexico AP — Delegates from almost 200 nations worked Thursday to clear away a host of disputes and to take small steps forward in easing the impact of climate change at a conference whose limited goals drew an accusation of "ecocide" from Bolivia's President Evo Morales.”
“Bolivian delegate Pablo Solon protested that the weak pledges of the Copenhagen Accord condemned the Earth to temperature increases of up to 4 degrees Celsius 7.2 F, saying that is tantamount to "ecocide" that could cost millions of lives.”
“Any human destruction of nature is described as "ecocide" like genocide.”
“Although diverse in nature and context, these four societies experienced what Diamond calls "ecocide," unintentional ecological suicide.”
“UK campaign says 'ecocide' is fifth crime against peace”
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