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1 Today, some archaeologists believe that humans may be partly responsible for the extinction of large mammals across several continents during the late Pleistocene more than 10,000 years ago (Martin 2007). Anthropogenic forces have also been impacting the climate for thousands of years. Carbon dioxide emissions increased significantly around 8,000 years ago as humans began clearing and burning large swaths of forests for agriculture, and methane emissions increased 5,000 years ago as humans began rice farming.
With continued growth in the region, along with an allocation system based on a static view of nature, the South’s “water wars” are likely to intensify. Likewise, reconstructions of California’s drought history reveal frequent “mega-droughts” throughout history that were more severe and longer lasting than any drought experienced by modern society (Cook et al. 2007; MacDonald 2007). Reconciling the dynamic forces of nature with environmental policies based on equilibrium has proven difficult in other areas.
As Matt Ridley explains, both are “spontaneously self-ordered through the actions of individuals, rather than ordained by a monarch or a parliament” (2009). No central planner could possibly possess the information necessary to replicate Darwinian evolution or spontaneous market order because each is reacting to time- and place-specific circumstances. Information on which niches are open and how they should be filled cannot be acquired or coordinated from the top down. Market processes and evolution occur spontaneously at the individual level and aggregate to the collective.