25 Myths That Are Destroying The Environment

Author: Daniel B. Botkin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment explores the many myths circulating in ecological and political discussions. These myths often drive policy, and Botkin is here to set the record straight.

Author: Jared M. Diamond
ISBN: 9789747799149
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M. here are many elements in this picture that would fit nicely into the Utopia of
the environmentalist: local self-reliance, a clean and hygienic environment, the
collective management and use of those gifts of nature so necessary for human
life, ... mechanization of agriculture that 'trading in soil fertility for the sake of quick
returns would prove to be a disastrous, short-sighted policy. It would result in
virtual depletion of the soil'. (Harijan, 25 August 1946). He was a enthusiastic
supporter of ...

Earth Island Journal

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Science Oriented Learnin Education for a Livable Future Environmental
Education. tices," and blaming erosion on peasants ignorant of soil conservation
techniques, rather than on the forces that compelled them to abandon the lands
and the sustainable practices they have used in the past. The number of
organizations and activists was impressive. There are 16 groups in the
Salvadoran Ecological Unity coalition, of which some 25 people showed up for a
regular meeting we ...

No Fault Motor Vehicle Insurance

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance
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This opened the most recent 'Cancer Symposium' on reviewing environmental
determinants of cancer relevant to prevention {CAEN 57(11) 25, March 12, 1978).
Such humility fails ... The more quasi, vague and indeterminate the hazard the
greater the Second Law — Regardless of the facts, people believe what they are
led to believe or want to believe. ... Clearly, much evidence has shown that Se
with vitamin E helps protect against metabolic damage from chlorinated

International Environmental Affairs

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UNEP Governing Council has a responsibility to provide general policy guidance
for the direction and coordination of environmental programs within the U.N.
system). ... Many commentators get this wrong. ... the president of the World Bank
who says that "the biggest mistake the Bank has paid the highest price for was
not recognising the importance of the environment"). 25. For example, sec
Richard H. Grove, "Origins of Western Environmentalism," Scientific American (
July 1992): 42.

Conservation And Reinvestment Act

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works
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hearing before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States
Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session on S. 25, the
Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 1999 : S. 2123, the Conservation and
Reinvestment Act of 1999 : S. 2181, the ... Or perhaps they think they cannot
compete in the budget process like everyone else and must receive special
treatment. ... We're not making a judgment here over whether that access for
Coastal States is right or wrong.

New Scientist

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SHATTERING the myths of environmentalism is good sport. And Gregg ... In
many Western countries, the foul-smelling rivers and peasoupers have largely
disappeared. Acid rain is retreating. The silent ... of getting it wrong. Ian Simmons
explains in The Environmental Impact of Later Mesolithic Cultures (Edinburgh
University Press, £25, ISBN 0 7486 0842 7) how they succeeded in destroying
the great oak forests that covered the uplands of England and Wales after the last
Ice Age.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to penetrate the Watergate
Headquarters, locate the secret weapon, and remove or destroy it. Should you, or
any of your Group Of Plumbers, be captured ... I will shortly be sending my
constituents a newsletter. I am including the contents of that newsletter in the
IMPOUND MENT MYTH Impoundment of legislatively approved spending is a
means that Presidents have ...

Chci Issues Conference

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Where we have a city that has overgrown, has no place to go and the
environmental community, in my county, which Santa Cruz is known for that, has
done two things. One, because of the protection of the land and also of low ... And
, in many cases, these mechanisms have actually exacerbated existing problems
in terms of inequities, and I think we have to address the environmentalists when
they talk about no growth, slow growth. Nobody's advocating building in a
wetland, but we ...