Clashing Views on Controversial Environmental Issues / Edition 8 available in Paperback
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This debate-style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in environmental policy and science. The readings,which represent the arguments of leading environmentalists,scientists,and policymakers,reflect a variety of viewpoints and are staged as "pro" and "con" debates.
Table of ContentsPART 1. General Philosophical and Political Issues
ISSUE 1. Should a Price Be Put on the Goods and Services Provided by the World's Ecosystems?
YES: David Pearce, from "Auditing the Earth: The Value of the World's Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital," Environment
NO: Mark Sagoff, from "Can We Put a Price on Nature's Services?" Report from the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy
ISSUE 2. Does Wilderness Have Intrinsic Value?
YES: Rick Bass, from "On Wilderness and Wallace Stegner," The Amicus Journal
NO: William Tucker, from "Is Nature Too Good for Us?" Harper's Magazine
ISSUE 3. Is the U.S. Endangered Species Act Fundamentally Sound?
YES: David Langhorst, from "Is the Endangered Species Act Fundamentally Sound? Pro," Congressional Digest
NO: Mark L. Plummer, from "Is the Endangered Species Act Fundamentally Sound? Con," Congressional Digest
ISSUE 4. Should Environmental Policy Be Redesigned to Cure Environmental Racism?