What affects my decision making.

Despite the fact that the lecture focused on the analytical tools used in the EDM process, for some reason I found myself focusing on the behavioral tools.  How I should probably try and start using them more and how much they actually get used on me to influence the decisions I make. As mentioned in…

life cycle assessment

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is one of various types of methods can improve and help environmental management. according to Defining Life Cycle Assessment of US Environmental Protection Agency, life cycle assessment is also known as life-cycle analysis, eco-balance, and cradle-to-grave analysis, which  is a important tools  to analyze environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product’s life…

Unit 7: Identifying and scoping the decisions options

In recent years, there are increasing number of people focusing on the decision making process. Indeed, the decision making process is important in different fields, such as the environmental management. There are also many analytical tools for scoping decision options, such as EMS, CBA and LCA. Comparing with all the tools for scoping decision options,…

Data gathering and analysis: Unit 6

From the information outlined in unit 6. Im going to focus on the who behind knowledge and more specifically scientific knowledge and why some people don’t believe scientific knowledge. I will attempt to present a method of how you would include them with EMD process. People who have the view points that science is wrong,…

I’m not guessing, I’m post normal thinking!!

When I first started work in the environmental field, the person who was mentoring me told me “the best environmental scientists are the one who can guess the best”.  He was of course referring to the calculated guesses we make when trying to determine all the variables which have an impact on a system and…

Indigenous people, the masters of sustainability

Indigenous people everywhere have had a long and prosperous relation with the environment for far longer than any other group of people in different areas. It is well known that their intimate relation with their local environment has lead them to successfully preserve and even enhance biodiversity (Gadgil et al, 1993), something modern science has been…

post-normal science for natural conservation

In order to addressing the more and more serious environmental issues which caused by rapid development of technology and economy, the wide range of knowledge need to be involved in environmental decision making particularly post-normal science. Post-normal science Conservation of species and ecosystems is a major global trend that has developed over the last 50…

Post-normal science and climate change issue

In the late 20th century, natural science have increasingly been used in various issues which are caused by the rapid development of technologies. Climate change, increased rate of extinction of species, environmental pollution are a few examples which may result in serious ecological, economical,social and cultural issues. In light of this, a reasonable knowledge is…

Data gathering and analysis

In recent years, there is an increasing numbers professors and scientists focus on addressing the environmental issues. Central to addressing the environmental issues is the data gathering and analysis. The most significant one is the post- normal science. This essay will evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of post-normal science. Post- normal science is used to…

Where can we take our environment without going off the edge of the cliff ?

The Planetary Boundaries (PB) concept presents a set of nine planetary boundaries within which humanity can continue to develop for generations to come. Stockholm Resilience Centre brought 29 scientists, who proposed a set of nine critical Earth-system processes with gradients of increasing risk in 2009.(A safe and just space for humanity, 2012). Crossing these boundaries could…

Blowing in the wind: the politics of environmental decision-making

“Utterly offensive” and “a blight on the landscape,” fumed then Treasurer of Australia, Joe Hockey, in reference to a wind farm at Lake George, near Canberra. “Visually awful”, “noisy” and “ugly,” responded Prime Minister Tony Abbott when pressed for his views on wind turbines during interviews in 2015. These are not the comments of policy-makers…