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Withgott, J. H., & Brennan, S. R. (2007). Environment: The Science behind the Stories (3 edition.). San Francisco: Prentice Hall.
Ch. 2: Environmental Ethics & Economics: Values & Choices
Chapter Objectives
This chapter will help you to
-Characterize the influences of culture & worldview on the choices people make
-Outline the nature, evolution, & expansion of environmental ethics in Western cultures
-Describe the precepts of classical & neoclassical economic theory, & summarize their
implications for the environment
-Compare the concepts of economic growth, economic health, & sustainability
-Explain the fundamentals of environmental economics & ecological economics
Vocabulary
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Anthropocentrism
Biocentrism
Capitalist market economy
Conservation
Cost-benefit analysis
Deep ecology
Environmental justice
Ethics
GPI
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GDP
Aldo Leopold
Gifford Pinchot
Adam Smith
Henry David Thoreau
Neoclassical economics
Preservation
Relativists
Subsistence economy
Questions
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Testing Your Comprehension: #2 – 7
Seeking Solutions: Choose 2 to answer in detail
Graph-It: #1, 3
Calculating Footprints: #3
In-Chapter ‘Activities’
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Weighing the Issues: respond (in notes) to 2 of the 4
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Science Behind the Story: read/take notes on 1 of the 2
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Causes & Consequences: complete (in notes) the Causes/Consequences Chart
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