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    Human Dependence on Nature: How to Help Solve the Environmental Crisis by Haydn Washington

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    Review of Human Dependence on Nature: How to Help Solve the Environmental Crisis by Haydn Washington

    China’s Environmental Crisis

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    Economic development in China means breakneck urbanization, heavy concentration on manufacturing, greatly expanded coal fired electrical power generation pollutants, heavy metals dumped into the air, and nasty chemicals dumped into the water.  Heavy metals in the water are highly concentrated – 2,000 times as high as the official government standard.  Japan and Korea are suffering from acid rain produced by China’s coal power electricity plants, and from dust storms carrying toxic dust.  Scarce water resources are simply being recklessly dissipated. All of these problems are heavy contributors to environmental failures and crises, and all have been known by the government from the very beginning. The problem of environmental pollution was first addressed at a national conference on the subject in 1973, and six years later, the National People’s Congress passed the Environmental Protection Law. Five years after that, in 1984, the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) was formed.  In 1998 it was promoted to ministerial level as the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) under the State Council. The law was amended to require environmental impact studies for all major construction projects and for imposing stiff fines for violations.  Many environmental groups were started, and public opinion polls were almost unanimous in calling for stricter enforcement

    Book Reviews: Dilemmas of Life and Death and Divine Nature

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    A review of Dilemmas of Life and Death: Hindu Ethics in North American Context by S. Cromwell Crawford and Divine Nature: A Spiritual Perspective on the Environmental Crisis by Michael A. Cremo and Mukunda Goswami

    The Global Environmental Crisis

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    The Global Environmental Crisis

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    Jesuit Colleges and Universities: Uniquely Suited to Tackle the Environmental Crisis

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    CAUSAL RELATIONS BETWEEN NATURAL RISK AND BUSINESS RISK

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    After a period marked by economic and financial crisis, the objectives and the priorities focused on restoring the balances, the correlations and the proportions of macroeconomic policy makers have focused attention to optimizing the relationship between man and nature. The environmental crisis installed affects the variables of the global economy system and compared with the economic crisis, its consequences are more perennial, more complex and dangerous. Environmental crisis management is based on truthful, complete and current informations regarding the interdependencies between natural risk and business risk within the system of risks that accompany our individual and societal existence.system risks, pure risk based on natural, natural risk with anthropic determination, risk-cause, risk-effects, business risk.

    The Environmental Crisis and Its Root Cause

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    This paper attempts to identify the root cause of the current environment crisis. Although there have been strong debates between scholars about what has caused this environmental crisis, there is a strong agreement that the causes of the environmental crisis are mainly anthropogenic rather than natural. There are certainly a number of important factors, added together, that have contributed to the present day massive environmental crisis. However, all these different factors that have led to the environmental crisis ultimately initiated by modernity. Thus, the the root cause of the current environmental crisis is modernity. This is to mean that the present-day large-scale environmental crisis is increasingly connected with modernity in such a fundamental and strong manner that it cannot be studied in isolation from it; modernity with its specific attributes such as its capitalistic or industrial character as well as the complex, highly administered technological system of modern society is held responsible for the present worldwide environmental crisis

    Milgram, Proximity, and Environmental Crisis

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    The signature of the whole. Radical interconnectedness and its implications for global and environmental education

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    The author presents a holistic concept of Global Learning, concerning different scientific disciplines, spiritual suggestions and practical consequences. He interprets the global environmental crisis especially as a crisis of worldview, stamped by mechanistic belief. (DIPF/Orig.)Der Autor präsentiert ein holistisches Konzept Globalen Lernens in Auseinandersetzung mit verschiedenen Wissenschaftsdisziplinen, spirituellen Anregungen und praktischen Konsequenzen. Die globale Umweltkrise interpretiert er dabei v. a. als eine Krise der Betrachtung von Welt, die von mechanistischem Denken geprägt sei. (DIPF/Orig.
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