Unformatted text preview: secure a disproportionate share of what is available. The Interactionist Perspective. Symbolic interactionists focus on "people behaviors" related to environmental issues. Interests include the gap between people’s attitudes and actions and the difference between public and expert perceptions of risk. Entering the New Millennium. In 1997, Jane Lubchenko, the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, called upon scientists to look at the environment as the most important issue of the future. Economist Julian Simon, in contrast, felt that the free market will result in life improving indefinitely. Others see that we have made progress in solving some environmental problems and could continue to do so. Historical analysis shows that the earth’s human inhabitants have changed their view of nature as a usable resource to nature as a life-sustaining global ecosystem....
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- Fall '10
- Ecology, Natural environment, conflict theorists, economist Julian Simon, disproportionate share, human-environment interactions