Lecture Notes 9.6.07

Lecture Notes 9.6.07 - POLI SCI 220 9.6.07 I. Pre-history...

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POLI SCI 220 9.6.07 I. Pre-history of Global Environmentalism A. Early Environmental Concerns 1. early cities had some limited environmental edicts to deal with waste management (human and animal), water, chemicals, air pollution (mining) 2. mostly these policies were weak, not enforced, and only present in large cities such as Rome. B. Technology and Science 1. Scientific Method: observation, data collection, hypotheses 2. scientific mastery of the natural world 3. Francis Bacon was a key figure C. Industrial Revolution 1. expansion of industrial production and capitalism, more efficient transportation (railroad), commercialization of agriculture 2. city life put increased stress on environment II. Anthropocentric Environmentalism A. Mahatma Gandhi: Agrarianism 1. anti-colonial leader; won India’s independence 2. believed India should remain a peasant country 3. environmentalist component: villages don’t put undue stress on the environment; collective stewardship of resources 4. indirectly environmentalist, because Gandhi was focusing on people
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Lecture Notes 9.6.07 - POLI SCI 220 9.6.07 I. Pre-history...

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