Psychologicallybased responses to the problem

As evidenced above, psychological approaches offer a range of interesting insights into the issue of climate change. Similarly psychology offers a range of possible responses to the problem. It is not possible in this paper to discuss all of the ways that psychology may be able to contribute so I will just include a couple of examples that are related to the explanations that I have mentioned above. First, given what we know about human nature our response needs to work with this knowledge. In...

Regulation of Air Pollution from Diesel

Throughout the world regulatory strategies exist to address air pollution. These regulations may vary among governmental constituencies however, one common approach has been to specify that a given pollutant must not exceed an acceptable environmental concentration. The value of this concentration is generally determined by health considerations, and is a value regarded as sufficiently low to protect human and environmental health. Considerations of human health incorporate protection for the...

A case study in Puno Peru

The Andean region of Puno, known as the altiplano, is located at 3,830 meters above sea level. The terrain is prone to flooding, and thus difficult to cultivate. In order to deal with this situation, Andean indigenous populations displaced huge amounts of soil to create raised fields that were better adapted for agricultural use. Raised fields (camellones in Spanish, waru waru in Quechua, suka kollus in Aymara) are elevated platforms of earth, approximately 1 to 20 meters wide, ten to hundreds...

Adoption Process of GM Cotton The Case of Kadavendi Warangal

In this paper, the findings and analytical insights are drawn from interviews I conducted in Kadavendi village in 2006 as part of my larger research project. Particularly, this paper is based on interviews with fifty farmers, who adopted Bt cotton at different points in time from 2003 to 2006. I also interviewed local seed agents and agricultural extension officers to better understand their role in the diffusion process of GM seeds. I have conducted a baseline survey and divided the total...

Introduction

In recent years, several studies have examined the potential implications of genetically modified GM crops for the peasantry in developing countries in general, and India in particular, but few have focused beyond economic cost-benefit analysis. Issues related to the socio-economic and cultural aspects that influence farmers' decision on the adoption of GM seeds, and the socio-ecological implications of the information gap between laboratory and the peasant-farmer have not yet been...