Environmental attitudes in Germany: the transfer of scientific information into political action
A striking scientific experience of the early 1990s has been the contrast between the wealth of ecological knowledge and insights accumulated and promulgated during the previous 30 years and the lasting ecological degradation of the environment, progressing at a great (and even accelerating) pace, and now reaching global dimensions. Even if they did not always have the last proof of the exact pertinent data, ecologists have long been aware of this ongoing deterioration. It is their knowledge of the responses of organisms and ecosystems to impacts and perturbations that enables them to warn against hazards and to predict possibly disastrous developments.
KeywordsEnvironmental Attitude Ecological Scientist Green Party Environmental Advisor Federal Council
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