25 Myths That Are Destroying The Environment

Author: Daniel B. Botkin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment explores the many myths circulating in ecological and political discussions. These myths often drive policy, and Botkin is here to set the record straight.

Industrial Societies

Author: Ronald G. Stover
Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Indeed, embracing the myth of environmental scarcity could ironically prompt the
United States and other countries to adopt policies that virtually guarantee that
the apocalyptic future that environmentalists foretell really does come true (
Budiansky, 1994:58). Many — probably most — optimists focus their attention on
what they believe to be a misplaced emphasis on the problems of over-
population and resource limits. They argue that the doomsayers are wrong about
the limits, and ...


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M. here are many elements in this picture that would fit nicely into the Utopia of
the environmentalist: local self-reliance, a clean and hygienic environment, the
collective management and use of those gifts of nature so necessary for human
life, ... mechanization of agriculture that 'trading in soil fertility for the sake of quick
returns would prove to be a disastrous, short-sighted policy. It would result in
virtual depletion of the soil'. (Harijan, 25 August 1946). He was a enthusiastic
supporter of ...

Earth Island Journal

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Science Oriented Learnin Education for a Livable Future Environmental
Education. tices," and blaming erosion on peasants ignorant of soil conservation
techniques, rather than on the forces that compelled them to abandon the lands
and the sustainable practices they have used in the past. The number of
organizations and activists was impressive. There are 16 groups in the
Salvadoran Ecological Unity coalition, of which some 25 people showed up for a
regular meeting we ...

International Environmental Affairs

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UNEP Governing Council has a responsibility to provide general policy guidance
for the direction and coordination of environmental programs within the U.N.
system). ... Many commentators get this wrong. ... the president of the World Bank
who says that "the biggest mistake the Bank has paid the highest price for was
not recognising the importance of the environment"). 25. For example, sec
Richard H. Grove, "Origins of Western Environmentalism," Scientific American (
July 1992): 42.

No Fault Motor Vehicle Insurance

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance
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This opened the most recent 'Cancer Symposium' on reviewing environmental
determinants of cancer relevant to prevention {CAEN 57(11) 25, March 12, 1978).
Such humility fails ... The more quasi, vague and indeterminate the hazard the
greater the Second Law — Regardless of the facts, people believe what they are
led to believe or want to believe. ... Clearly, much evidence has shown that Se
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