10.3 The Range and Choice of Responses in Addressing Environmental Problems

Thursday, 11 January 2018: 11:00 AM
Ballroom F (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Johnny Wei-Bing Lin, Univ. of Washington, Bothell, WA

For all the enriching dialogue regarding the imperative of environmental care over the last several decades, relatively little work has been done regarding understanding how to determine the content of such care. In The Nature of Environmental Stewardship (Pickwick Publications, 2016, see also http://nature.johnny-lin.com), I formulate a taxonomy for analyzing the content of environmental stewardship that covers worldviews, ethical theories, science epistemology, science-policy studies, politics, and economics. In this paper, I focus on describing the range of responses available to address environmental problems, the role of values in choosing between responses, and implications for the task of determining the content of excellent environmental stewardship.
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