The Environment and Science: Social Impact and Interaction
ABC-CLIO, 2005 - 299 páginas
The Environment and Science: Social Impact and Interaction explores the history of how science investigates nature and how those studies both shape and are shaped by the social attitudes, philosophies, and politics of their times. It follows the changes in perceptions of the natural world and humankind's place in it from the European colonization of North America through the Industrial Revolution and westward expansion, to the rise of the consumer economy and the recent hardening of the ideological battle lines over environmental policy.
Coverage includes the emergence of ecology as a science and conservation as a movement, the long history of conflicts between business interests and environmentalists, and the role of scientific studies in debates over atomic and nuclear power, pesticides, toxic emissions, and other human-made sources of environmental degradation.
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These observations serve as the raw data for mathematical and scientific models
. As in other fields of science , models imitate the natural world . The
simplifications that keep models from becoming as unwieldy as nature itself
Science and Models of Climate Convincing governments , the public , and
industries to make changes in regulations , purchasing habits , and
manufacturing processes is difficult . Any of those changes requires widespread
support and a ...
First , they attempted to model the circulation of the gases in the atmosphere . By
focusing on the atmosphere , they hoped to get the best picture of what the
climate was like . From these models , they could get three - dimensional images
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