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Example Question #14 : Environmental Interactions
Modern society's use of fossil fuels is ___________.
limited only to specific economic niches
nothing unique compared to ancient societies
Fossil fuel usage in contemporary society is harmful to the environment.
Burning hundreds of millions of years worth of carbon material isn't beneficial to the environment, although it may be to the economy.
Although ancient societies had their own fuel sources, they all pale in comparison to the modern fossil fuel industry, its global supply chain, and the ways in which it facilitates modern life.
Fossil fuel usage is not specific to economic niches. Rather sustainable fuel such has solar and wind is specific to small scale niches, whereas fossil fuels are the norm.
Example Question #1 : Environmental Interactions 1900 To Present
This book, published in the 1960s, widely changed people's perspective on environmental interaction and the harmful effects pesticides can have.
The Environmental Protection Agency
Environmentalism: A Guide
The Omnivore's Dilemma
Silent Spring was published in 1962 by Rachel Carson and is directly challenged the chemical industry, specifically the use of the pesticide DDT and its effects on bird populations. Additionally, this book is widely considered to have launched the modern environmentalism movement and led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).