Environmental Crisis and Social Justice
Wednesday November 7 , 2012.
Decisions should be made form a holistic perspective with Nature at the
It looks for a technological fix to environmental problems like recycling
Sustainable Development – that there can still be industrial development and
expansion. But it should be done in ways where its in sync.
Called itself, “Our Common Future”
Photo: Apollo 17. Referred to the “Blue marble”. It helps provide a clear image of
what’s at stake with environmental destruction. Living organism. You can only
identify earth as a tiny blue dot.
When a concept or belief proposes a common condition or unity that applies
Promotes equal application of values to the entire world
o Liberalism – promises freedom for individuals and promises these
fundamental rights to all humans. In it’s purest form, it applies to all
genders, sex, and etc.
o Ten Commandments
Can look at it as a modern universal life. E.g. the U.S. election.
Take issues from the substance of those values. It becomes hard to argue
with something that’s supposed to be good for everyone.
Photos: Sees the earth as a common bond, a place where we all share concern.
Global effects of climate change (from The Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change – IPCC)
Uneven increase in temperatu