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13) Using concepts derived from evolutionary theory and the constructivist literature on social movements explain the origins, growth and diversification of the U.S. environmental movement. Intro. On Earth day, 1990 America had a huge turnout. 63 percent of America supported the cause, while only 3 % opposed. How did such a large turnout come about? This turnout can be explained through the ideas of frame processing and from the evolution ideas from the Darwin Revolution. P. 1 Before the major environmental movement from the 1970’s to the 1990’s, some major spark had to inspire such a strong social movement. -Three waves of environmental conservation were experienced that inspired this movement. -1st wave came in the late 19 th century when our nations’ natural resources began becoming exploited. From a Darwinian perspective this exploitation of our nation’s natural resources an example of anthropocentrism which the darwinian revolution abolished. Since we are one of the branches on the tree of life, and not
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course AS&RC 205 taught by Professor Bekerie, a during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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