Archive for the ‘Earth Ethics Quarterly’ Category
The many-faceted debate over this book centers around Lomborg’s credentials, use of science and statistics, and personal philosophy. The first two have already been addressed by highly regarded scientists. I refer the reader to the January 2002 issue of Scientific American; The Future of Life by E. O. Wilson; the Union of Concerned Scientists’ series on Lomborg; and Lomborg’s own Web site, lomborg.com, as an introduction to the basic arguments and counter-arguments of the debate.
In this review, I go beyond the scientific controversy and consider Lomborg’s personal philosophy. Lomborg’s popularity lies primarily with those who support his cultural views, and scientific analyses are rarely culturally neutral. His libertarian values resonate throughout the book. Read the rest of this entry »
The acceleration of intense and not always predictable political, ideological, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of our time, the limits of development are the framework within which environmental education scholarship is moving. The awareness that the environment can not be considered a limitless space and the planet’s resources are not infinite raises a series of responses including those on education.
The investment of energy on environmental education scholarship is then a possible way that you can take to understand the complexity of reality and awareness of the need to change the relationship between man and nature, from a worldview that sees man dominant the nature of a vision that sees the future of man as an inseparable part of the future of nature. Read the rest of this entry »
Thinking About Values, by Neil Sampson, Jeff Settembrino, Barbara Dean, Bryan Norton, and Mollie Beattie. Four editorial advisors speak out on the reasons why discussion about the values that affect our environment is so important.
Planetary Progress, by Thomas Berry. Progress with minimal regard for well-being of the life systems of the planet and the role that religious traditions play. Read the rest of this entry »
The End of Nature, by Bill McKibben. Human dominance over nature and our adaptations to the world we are changing.
Toward a Sustainable World, by William D. Ruckelshaus. Changes needed in values, policies, and institutions.
Peace with God…With All Creation, by Pope John Paul II. Religious leadership for a new, socially just ecological ethic. Read the rest of this entry »
The Shadow Our Future Throws, an interview with Ivan Illich by the editors of New Perspectives Quarterly about sustainable development and industrial growth.
Changing Our Minds, by Paul Erlich. The need for evolution in human’s awareness of and relationship to the environment.
The Road and the Wheel, by Wendell Berry and Jeff Settembrino. Two opposing views of man’s relationship to nature and the environment. Read the rest of this entry »
Sustainable Development for the Earth Community, Discussion of the meaning and implications of sustainability.
Forum: Sustainable Development - A Sound Ethical Guideline? Eight organizational leaders, writers and thinkers voice their opinions.
The Ecological Imperative, by Mikhail Gorbachev. Remarks on new ecological policies and ethic from address to the January 1990 Global Forum on Human Survival. Read the rest of this entry »
The Social Responsibility of Land Ownership, by Leonard Weber. Individual vs. community in land management decisions.The Sun is Among Us, by Martha Heyneman. Creative essay.
A New Set Of Values, by Lester Brown, Christopher Flavin, and Sandra Postel. New values needed for the transition to a sustainable world. Read the rest of this entry »
Economism or Planetism, by John B. Cobb, Jr. Discussion of the inherent tension between contemporary economic theory and the welfare of the planet.
The Joint Appeal in Religion and Science. A statement made by leaders of major American religious denominations in response to a request for the religious community to address the planetary environmental crisis.Putting Technology in its Natural Place, by Henry Mitchell. The need for renewed ties between people and nature in the age of technology. Read the rest of this entry »