10/10/2013 10:23:00 AM
Lecture Five – Re-framing Environmentalism
International negotiations and agreements
o Admissions trading and offsets (coping mechanism)
o Certainly not dealing with climate change problem
Appeal to local consumption
o Unrealistic to tackle the problem from this viewpoint
Very difficult to find solutions in a system that got us into the problem in the first
place – emission trade YouTube video.
Framing problems as global is what coined the expression think globally
act locally. Speaks to the 4 strategy above. “We need to act individually”
Another idea is that we attempt to preserve nature through enclosure.
William Cronon criticizes mainstream environmentalism for believing that
environmentalism is out there – he say that is everywhere. Suggest we
embrace nature everywhere.
From a one worldism where everyone is the same into a one worldism
that respects difference.
o A geography of environmental inequalities by communities that are
suffering injustices…inspires a reconstructed sense of place…
Arose from the spaceship Earth pictures of the 50s-60s
o We need to respect the fact that some are mor responsible and
some are less responsible (this asks for different solutions)