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Engineering Sustainability

David E. Campbell and J. Elliott Campbell

Scientists (primarily physical and biological) have been developing a description of evolving anthropogenic environmental trends that are completely new to human experience. The facts regarding these emerging ecological crises are so stark and disturbing that it is difficult to present them in a college classroom without leaving the students in a blue funk with a collective “doomster” outlook. Other scientists (primarily social and behavioral) have been refining theories of what motivates people to persist in environmentally-damaging actions, what maintains human lifestyle decisions, and what is needed to elicit change in environmental attitudes and behavior. Each group of ...

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