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Global environmental policy : concepts, principles, and by Charles H. Eccleston

By Charles H. Eccleston

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Today, we are faced with an array of much more complex and problematic issues, ranging from climate change to water resources, topsoil erosion, depleted fisheries, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, nanotechnology, and genetically modified organisms, all of which pose potentially catastrophic effects on a global scale. 2 Historical development of National Environmental Policy Act As early as 1959, Senator James Murray had proposed the establishment of a council overseeing environmental quality.

Similarly, the adverse socioeconomic and environmental implications of a national ethanol fuels program were barely considered prior to its introduction. Some scientists had actually assessed their potentially adverse impacts before they were first marketed, but such assessments were ignored. Consider a truly alarming example. A drug named thalidomide caused thousands of severe birth defects. However, from another perspective, it actually had a hidden blessing. The birth defects were quickly observed by an astute medical community.

Less labor was now required for agriculture, but such increase in efficiency led to rural unemployment. Rural villagers were driven into cities and to a life of drudgery working in urban sweatshops. The ranks of cities ballooned in a manner that had never been witnessed. They became overcrowded and filthy. Men were worked to exhaustion and women were forced into prostitution, while children started lifelong careers working 12-hour shifts in filthy factories. The novels of Charles Dickens are drawn from this stage of England’s industrial development.

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