Ecology

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  • Ecology
    • Theories of how living organisms relate with their environmnet
    • Ecologists agree human action is degrading the environment
    • Core split
      • Shallow
        • Substential changes can be made
          • working through existing institutions to produce specific measures that will protect the environment
          • Still possible to bring economic expansion that is environmentally sustainable
            • possible to bring economic growth without harming the environment
        • possible to bring economic growth without harming the environment
        • Put human needs as a priority
          • Anthropcentric
      • Deep
        • Humans are part of a complex natural environmnet, no priority
          • eco-sentric
        • Only a complet transformation of human society can save the natural environment from complete collapse
          • human consumption levels have to contract drastically to make environmental survival possible
    • there are a number of varients that are derrived from other ideologies
      • conservative ecology is usually backward looking pastorilism
        • rejecting industrial society in favor of a romantic view of a 'golden age'
      • eco-socialism, eco-anarchism and eco-feminism are all radical in content
        • deriving from the transformative aspects of their core ideologies, they all tend to blame industrial captialism for environmental degradation
        • They all argue that a fundamental transofmation of society in line with the central objectives of their ideologies is necessary for enviro survival
  • deriving from the transformative aspects of their core ideologies, they all tend to blame industrial captialism for environmental degradation

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