ecocide

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

eco- +‎ -cide

The term is said to have been first coined in the mid to late 1960's or early 1970's.

Noun[edit]

ecocide (plural ecocides)

  1. The complete destruction of an ecosystem due to human activities. It may result from exploitation of resources, nuclear warfare or the dumping of harmful chemicals.

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References[edit]

  • Franz Broswimmer. Ecocide: A Short History of the Mass Extinction of Species 2002.