Environmental Mythology

Some Environmental Myths


An interesting study, yet to be done, is how people obtain information and what is viewed as credible

Reasons that myth propogation is easy in today's society:


The X-files are all True

Myth propogation is serious - we can't solve any environmental problem if we don't understand its origin! The problem is that most myths/urban legends are gounded in a small grain of truth.

Since people believe anything, its possible to amplify this small grain into an entire theory.

Some Examples:

Population Myths

Biodiversity Myths

Climate Change and Ozone Depletion Myths

Toxic Substances Myths

Economics and the Environment Myths

Some Resources to combat mythology:

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