Oct 24 - Oct 24 Geo 182A first class after midterm exam...

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Oct 24 Geo 182A - first class after midterm exam readings: - ch.8 - ch. 6 - ch. 9 - ch. 7 - ch. 10 FSU Reasons for Pollution: - affecting all economic systems 1. inability to measure social costs of production and have them paid by companies 2. air and water perceived as free goods 3. inability to enforce pollution control regulations a. no clear lines of authority and responsibility 4. growing population and availability of goods over time Incentives to Pollute 5. state officials and plant managers judged on regional economic growth and plant production a. just have to meet quota, at whatever cost, not concerned with what effects are happening to the environment 6. industrialization relatively recent, so production remained main focus a. pollution control non-productive 7. raw materials considered to be free goods a. only most accessible or concentrated deposits exploited i. eg. Coal mine, when coal begins to run out, instead of creating new
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