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Wicked Climate Change

Cap and Trade is a government-imposed pollution tax. Companies deemed big polluters will have to pay a pollution tax. Since the government has no way to measure a company’s pollution emissions, the government will impose a cap. Now, for the … Continue reading

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The Poor Stuff

According to Opschoor in “Is Poverty Responsible for Global Environmental Degradation?” environmental degradation can be both a cause and a result of poverty, I disagree. But Opschoor points out that reasons for poverty can be found at every level in … Continue reading

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Reflections on Parallels

One could argue the parallels between today’s environmental issues and the devastation on Easter Island. Taking the deforestation on Easter Island caused by the elaborate and ceremonial life had a drastic effect on the population. The continued deforestation for urban … Continue reading

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What changes can be made

Sustainability is the balance of natural resources and human life. Sustainability in itself is a “wicked problem.” Wicked problems have six characteristics presented in “Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning” by Rittel and Webber. Wicked problems have vague meaning, … Continue reading

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