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Global Environmental Change (2)

Consequences of (global) environmental change affect social, political and economical processes, institutions and organizations (34).
At regional scale, environment, economy and society coalesce; landscape and region are the main linkage between global and local. However actions are determined basically by local conditions (11). [Most] Actions are not instantaneous: the choice of time scales is frequently conditioned by human constructed processes and not only by the natural ones. Many aspects of the environment are considered so far as they are instrumental and only some of many possible structures (27) are perceived by agents (11). Most evil in the world is due to a lack of awareness of the consequences of human actions, and of the possibilities that exist to do better (2).

    References

    02   R. D. SACK. 1999. A Sketch of a Geographic Theory of Morality, Ann. of the Ass. of Am. Geog. 89(1) 26-44.
    11   R. T. T. FORMAN. 1995. Land Mosaics. The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions. CUP, Cambridge (Eng).
    27   D. LOWENTHAL. 1961. Geography, Experience, and Imagination: Towards a Geographical Epistemology. Ann. of the Ass. of Am. Geog. 51(3) 241-260.
    34   D. M. LIVERMAN. 1999. Geography and the Global Environment. Ann. of the Ass. of Am. Geog. 89(1) 107-120.

     

European Society for Environmental History

   

    1st International Conference

    5th-9th September 2001, StAndrews, Scotland

    ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS