ERIC Number: ED361260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Building a Sustainable World: Technology, Values, and Social Choices. Peace Education Miniprints No. 41.
Wessels, Michael G.
Planetary life support systems are at risk, and clean air, unpolluted water, and arable land are increasingly scarce. Environmental problems such as ozone depletion and the threat of global warming transcend national boundaries and confront our species with fundamental questions about survival, quality of life, and responsibility to future generations. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the ecological crisis and to discuss the role of technology in the evolution, management, and correction of the crisis. It is suggested that what is needed to correct environmental problems is nothing less than a large scale transformation, including changes in institutions, norms, social practices, values, and lifestyles. Contains 39 references. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Malmo School of Education.