NATS 1840 Lecture 20

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NATS 1840 Lecture 20 – Environmentalism and Science - Evernden characterizes the environmental movement as a failure by its own standards - At a time when the environmental movement seems more popular than ever before, this is a strong claim - He points out that environmentalism is a broad movement, including: o Preservation: defending the wilderness o Conservation: maintaining natural resources for long-term use o Pastoralism: living a more rustic, simple, or back-to-nature lifestyle - All three of these variants, plus others, share the common core of concern about nature - Some feel that nature is to be used for our benefit (pragmatic view), others that nature is valuable in and of itself (essentialist view) - Concern about the environment was at one time seen as philosophical or aesthetic, treating nature as beautiful and inherently valuable and appealing to our emotions, not our reason, to protect it - Modern concern with the environment, as of the mid-to-late 20 th century, led government and industry to turn to the universities and
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course NATS 1800 taught by Professor Jfdksoa during the Spring '11 term at York University.

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