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Foundations of Environmental SustainabilityThe Coevolution of Science and Policy$
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Larry Rockwood, Ronald Stewart, and Thomas Dietz

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195309454

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.001.0001

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Introduction: The Quest for Environmental Sustainability

Introduction: The Quest for Environmental Sustainability

The Coevolution of Science, Public Awareness, and Policy

(p.3) Introduction: The Quest for Environmental Sustainability
Foundations of Environmental Sustainability

Lee M. Talbot

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the human role in changing the Earth's environment. It then reviews awareness and responses to environmental change from the 1700s to the 1950s. The dramatic increase in action towards helping the environment from the 1960s onwards, developments in environmental science, and the goal of sustainability are discussed.

Keywords:   environmental change, environmental protection, environmental actions, environmental science, sustainability

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