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A Gathering of Environmental Scholars (05:19)

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Scholars concerned with environmental issues and the Earth's future gather in New Mexico. They meet to address issues surrounding establishment of an environmentally sustainable global economy.

Environmental Protection and a Healthy Economy (04:58)

Bill Moyers asks a panel of scholars what first steps should be taken in the United States to protect the Earth without damaging the economy. Experts from a variety of fields respond from their particular points of view.

Sustainable Energy (03:42)

A panel of experts discusses energy issues in the context of environmental sustainability and economic health. Energy conservation and price increases that reflect the true value of energy resources are among the topics addressed.

The Sustainable Income of the Planet (02:05)

Economic systems are not geared toward sustaining the natural resources on which they depend. Experts discuss steps in the process of transitioning toward sustainability.

Gross National Product and the Value of Natural Resources (02:30)

A panel of scholars discusses issues of environmental sustainability and economic health. A panelist asserts the importance of changing the way Gross National Product is calculated to reflect the true value of Earth's natural resources.

Sustainable Growth and Population Explosion (01:39)

A panel of scholars discusses issues of environmental sustainability and economic health. Doubling of the world's population in the next 40 years will create daunting challenges to managing sustainable growth while meeting basic needs of the world's people.

Individual Responsibility for Sustainability (02:05)

A panel of scholars discusses issues of environmental sustainability and economic health. A panelist asserts that individuals change environmentally harmful behaviors when their activities have personal financial costs.

Economy, Sustainability, and Leadership from Policy Makers (01:45)

A panel of scholars discusses issues of environmental sustainability and economic health. A panelist asserts that achieving environmental sustainability requires paradigm shifts and new kinds of vision among politicians and policy makers.

Economy, Sustainability, and Public Transportation (01:44)

A panel of scholars discusses issues of environmental sustainability and economic health. Panelists address obstacles to implementing effective and widespread public transportation systems in the United States.

Environmental Awareness (01:35)

Bill Moyers asks a panel of scholars if, in the battle to save the planet, it takes a "Pearl Harbor" to get people's attention. Panelists debate the question and refer to the ban of CFCs that occurred after discovery of the ozone layer hole.

Global Warming (02:08)

Bill Moyers asks a panel of scholars for an example of a "big mistake" that could be made now that would significantly impact the distant future. Panelists respond with a discussion of ozone depletion and global warming.

Taxes to Benefit the Environment (02:13)

Bill Moyers asks a panel of scholars how to persuade politicians to support a tax that benefits the environment. Panelists assert that people generally will support such taxes and discuss how conservatives in Britain gained support for such a tax.

Sustainability Models: Promoting Behavior Change (06:04)

A panel of scholars discusses issues of environmental sustainability and economic health. Panelists describe the value of creating models and simulations to raise consciousness about these issues in order to initiate behavior change.

Sustainability Models: Tools for Exploration (04:41)

A panel of scholars discusses issues of environmental sustainability and economic health. Panelists assert the urgent needs to gather more information about the planet, to relate environmental issues to a moral consciousness, and to use models as tools for exploration.

Sustainability Models: Policy Aspects (02:52)

A panel of scholars discusses issues of environmental sustainability and economic health. Panelists assert that the complex interaction of all aspects of policy, including international security issues, necessitates the development of sophisticated sustainability models.

Political Realities Complicate Sustainability (07:49)

A panel of scholars discusses issues of environmental sustainability and economic health. Panelists debate how the realities of modern politics complicate sustainability issues and efforts.

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This program with Bill Moyers examines the politics of the environment and how choices Americans make now will determine whether we can create and sustain a quality of life that will not jeopardize our children’s future. The program focuses on population and energy policies, the depletion of our natural resources, and relations between the developing and developed nations. Featured in the program are Al Binger, Marcus W. Feldman, James MacNeil, Jessica Tuchman Mathews, Nobel Prize-winner Murray Gell-Mann, Allen Hammond, John Holland, and John D. Steinbruner. (60 minutes)

Length: 58 minutes

Item#: BVL5040

ISBN: 978-1-4213-9276-9

Copyright date: ©1992

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