Differing Views: The Environment and Pollution Problems

CY A. Adler

DOI: 10.2190/N2CC-WGU7-3JTP-A77R


Attitudes towards many environmental problems often have little to do with rational analyses and are thus not susceptible to scientific evaluation. A person's view towards the environment may be based on subconscious and irrational fears that have been shaped by where and how he lives (city lover vs. ex-urbanite);his training and position (biologist vs. engineer); his economic status (rich vs. poor) and his philosophic cast of mind (optimist vs. pessimist).

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