Attitudes Towards the Natural Environment

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Woko
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Attitudes Towards the Natural Environment

"It’s hard to think that back in 1778 it was nothing but bush."

Tony Abbott on Sydney 14/11/14

"There’s Sydney Harbour, one of the wonders of the world. Just imagine, two hundred years ago there was nothing there."

Mark Nicholls, channel 9 cricket commentator 4/12/16, as the camera panned over Sydney

In fact, nothing much has changed.

cathyj.roberson
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One of the fundamental aspects of culture is the relationship it prescribes between individuals and environment. Am I part of the natural environment, or am I separate and perhaps superior to nature? The answer to this question influences the types of attitudes that individuals within a given culture are likely to develop, the types of environmental behaviors that individuals are likely to adopt, and more generally, beliefs about how to solve environmental problems. This chapter examines differences in attitudes about environmental issues across cultures. We distinguish between egoistic environmental attitudes, and biospheric environmental attitudes, and summarize recent cross-cultural research on the relationship between cultural values and attitudes about the natural environment.

#Source : Gvsu

Woko
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Such an important question, Cathy. I'm of the persuasion that many of our environment problems are because, as humans, we believe that we are above the environment & that the environment is there to serve us. In fact, Genesis chapter 1, tells us so & this has influenced our attitudes towards the environment either consciously or subconsciously. Or maybe even both.

cathyj.roberson
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Woko wrote:

Genesis chapter 1, tells us so & this has influenced our attitudes towards the environment either consciously or subconsciously. Or maybe even both.



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