ENV100H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Rachel Carson, Arab Spring, Cognitive Dissonance

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Anthropocene: when humans started to change earth in some way. Rachel carson - silent spring (ddt is killing) > < she received help from people that wanted the truth. Ecoliteracy conceived solely as ecological science can skirt these moral and political issues". No assured path from knowing to action. Con rmation bias: a tendency for people to favor information that con rms their preconceptions regardless of whether the information is true. Groupthink: where the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Cognitive dissonance: tending to think ourselves in a good light, we rationalize our actions that re ect us in a bad light. Visceral learning: developing emotional connections to the natural world to wild places, natural beauty, native plants, wildlife, and healthy systems is at least as important for. Thursday, september 29, 2016 protecting the environment as breakthroughs in environmental science, policy, and management. monty hempel.

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