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Classroom Resources: Green Aftershocks

Dispatches from the Front Lines of Ecology and Economic Meltdown

Winter 2012 / Vol. 12 No. 4

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Discussion Questions

  1. In what ways do the conservation benefits of economic troubles put conservationists at odds with the public? What might be some ways for conservationists to respond to this?
  2. In what ways does economic growth contribute to conservation efforts? In what ways does it hurt conservation?
  3. What alternatives might there be to economic growth and resource consumption as the dominant global economic paradigm?
  4. What changes to economic systems should conservationists pursue as the global economy begins to improve? Why?

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Key Concepts

  • Economics
  • Property value
  • Mining
  • Poverty
  • Urban-rural migration
  • Poaching
  • Water use
  • CO2 emissions
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