envs lecture 2 - Rachel Carson 9/28/10 3 Carson’s...

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9/28/10 1 Rachel Carson Pollution and toxics Smoke and sewers (pre-WWII) Nukes and synthetic organic chemicals (post-WWII) Inorganic chemicals: mercury, lead (post-WWII) Endocrine disruptors (post- SS ) Re-engineering the atmosphere (post- SS )
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9/28/10 2 Pollution and toxics • Groopman: synthetic chemicals a persistent and ever-growing issue Modern standards of evidence (of harm, of safety) Cause and effect – how to establish it?
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Unformatted text preview: Rachel Carson 9/28/10 3 Carson’s Argument • Chapter 1: A Fable for Tomorrow • Chapter 2: her argument in nine pages • Chapter 16: a closer look at an evolutionary argument against pesticide misuse Carson’s Core Argument Chapter 2 Three ways she mobilizes concept of evolution against misuse of pesticides Three ecological factors behind modern pest problems...
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2011 for the course ENVS 100 taught by Professor Zavaleta,e during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Santa Cruz.

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