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New Tools for Environmental Protection Education Information by National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social

By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Environmental Change and Society, Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Paul C. Stern, Visit Amazon's Thomas Dietz Page, search results, Learn abou

Examines the opportunity of a few of these 'new instruments' that emphasize schooling, details, and voluntary measures. Of curiosity to environmental coverage practitioners and to researchers and scholars occupied with employing social and behavioral sciences wisdom to enhance environmental caliber. Softcover.

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When the principle of the lever was applied to make a plow, the agricultural revolution was born, and the power of nomadic tribal chiefs declined. When centuries later, men substituted the power of water, steam, and electricity for animal muscle, the Industrial Revolution was born. Both of these massive changes took centuries to unfold. Each caused a shift in the power structure. Today, the marriage of computers and telecommunications has ushered in the Information Age, which is as different from the Industrial Age as that period was from the Agricultural Age.

New Hampshire refused to permit the process, stating that mobile on-site treatment only was allowed for manufacturing companies. Because BellAtlantic’s Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code identified it as a service company, it could not apply for the permit. Another example is BellAtlantic’s use of emergency standby generators. BellAtlantic has more than 1,800 emergency diesel generators to provide power for the phone system in the event of a power failure. The generators run an average of 29 hours per year.

As in the case of pollution reductions, these types of changes also may be driven by command-and-control regulations, by market prices reflecting scarce resources, or by environmental regulations that implicitly or explicitly change relative prices. Focusing only on the material intensity slope misses the central point, however, for there has been little improvement in the measure of material consumption per capita. In fact, in Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands, material consumption per capita has increased.

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