Environmental Systems Collapse: A Qualitative Critique with an Exemplar

Ranen Sen
Sharadindra Chakrabarti

DOI: 10.2190/ES.32.4.d


Groundwater systems alarmingly contaminated with arsenic content have become a matter of great concern in India and many other nations presents a broad assessment of this problem and connects it to non-linearities potentially leading to chaotic collapse. A systems approach provides enabling techniques for anticipating the collapse of the system. The use of mathematical models facilitates the unfolding of the dynamics involved. A qualitative consideration exemplars in the Bengal basin of India reinforces the conclusions and prognoses that are well in accord those in the 2006 Living Planet Report from the prognostic viewpoint.

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