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English citations of terracide

Noun: "the destruction of a planet or of natural ecosystems"[edit]

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  • 1978, Donald M. Fraser, "Putting Ourselves in Our Place", in Lake Restoration: Proceedings of a National Conference, August 22-24, 1978, Minneapolis, Minnesota, page 7:
    We were warned that we were commiting[sic] "terracide" — destroying the earth through our actions and policies.
  • 1987, Barbara Hand Clow, Chiron: Transforming Bridge Between the Inner and Outer Planets, Llewellyn Publications (2004), ISBN 9780875420943, page 242:
    Listen well and do not forget this: Medea's fate was the death of the goddess religion and the fate of your times will be terracide, death of the Earth. Now the greening life-force shield, ozone, is disappearing above the polar ice caps.
  • 1993, Arthur C. Clarke, The Hammer of God, Bantam Spectra (1994), ISBN 9780553568714, pages 190:
    Months earlier the Elders of Chrislam had identified the Reborn saboteurs and handed them over to ASTROPOL, but they had stubbornly refused to defend themselves. There was also another problem: where could one find an unprejudiced jury? Certainly not on Earth, and probably not even on Mars.
    Moreover, what was a suitable sentence for terracide?
  • 1993, Clark M. Williamson, A Guest in the House of Israel: Post-Holocaust Church Theology, Westminster/John Knox Press (1993), ISBN 9780664254544, page 260:
    No talk of newness of life may undialectically ignore the realities of sexism, racism, militarism, terracide, anti-Judaism, exploitation, oppression, and bureaucratic manipulation that mark life on earth.
  • 1998, Daniel C. Maguire & Larry L. Rasmussen, Ethics for a Small Planet: New Horizons on Population, Consumption, and Ecology, State University of New York Press (1998), ISBN 9780791436455, back cover blurb:
    The sense of the sacred is presented here as the nucleus of the good and the only force that can bring about the lifestyle changes and power reallocations that are necessary to prevent terracide.
  • 2000, Daniel C. Maguire, "Introduction", in Visions of a New Earth: Religious Perspectives on Population, Consumption, and Ecology (eds. Harold G. Coward & Daniel C. Maguire), State University of New York Press (2000), ISBN 0791444570, page 6:
    The Consultation was founded in the belief that religions will play a role, for better or for worse, in the current eco-crisis. If the already advanced terracide is to be curtailed, the unique energy and power of religion must be enlisted.
  • 2004, Robert Hunter, The Greenpeace to Amchitka: An Environmental Odyssey, Arsenal Pulp Press (2004), ISBN 1551521784, page 187:
    The only force that ever threw over empires without arms was religion, you said, and now it would be a scientifically valid religion, based squarely on principles derived from the science of ecology. Make terracide a crime, you said.
  • 2007, David G. Campbell, A Land of Ghosts: The Braided Lives of People and the Forest in Far Western Amazonia, Rutgers University Press (2007), ISBN 9780813540528, page 193:
    And this lack of language may explain the terracide I see around me. It's hard for people to love a place that is not defined in words and thus cannot be understood.
  • 2007, Graham S. Saayman, Hunting with the Heart: A Vision Quest to Spiritual Emergence, Kima Global Publishers (2007), ISBN 9780980256116, page 151:
    He became a vital force in the mission of the Wilderness Leadership School to revive the memory of wilderness as sanctified ground in the modern mind and an antidote to terracide.
  • 2013, Andrea Wright, Greenstone Rising, FriesenPress (2013), ISBN 9781460204115, unnumbered page:
    He hoped for a day when terracide, the death of the planet, was no longer possible, where the grim pendulum of global warming and global dimming was swinging the other way.