By Jacqueline Vaughn
Easy-to-read and concise, this political technology textual content explores how environmental difficulties are pointed out and the way suggestions are formulated and carried out. With goal and transparent motives of controversies, you'll achieve an realizing of the way politics impacts policymaking and the way coverage impacts growth towards fixing environmental difficulties. assurance of matters akin to the position of social networking, the "renaissance" of nuclear energy, and the 1st 12 months of the Obama presidency makes the textual content present and appropriate.
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May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 14 CHAPTER 1 replaced with a desire to use the land for recreational purposes. Over 30 million Americans toured the national parks in 1950.
Louis, and Boston nearly doubled the sizes of their populations. Although industrial development did not reach the West Coast’s cities as quickly, San Francisco, which served as the major shipping port, doubled its population between 1870 and 1890. The biggest increase was in Los Angeles, which grew to over twenty times its size from 1870 to 1900. American cities became centers of industry; and industry, with its accompanying population growth, meant pollution. By 1880, New York had 287 foundries and machine shops and 125 steam engines, bone mills, refineries, and tanneries.
Gore received endorsements from environmental groups like the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters, but seemed to abandon his once-ambitious environmental agenda. Just months before the election, a Gallup Poll survey found that 29 percent of the respondents considered the candidates’ position on the issue of the environment extremely important, ranking it ninth overall behind issues such as education, the economy, health care, and Social Security. According to the poll, The environment’s mid-range importance in terms of the presidential race this year is similar to the relatively low “seriousness” rating Americans give it in relation to other problems facing the country.