I am a Lecturer in Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales. My research is situated within the fields of political ecology and environmental history.
Location UNSW Australia
No problems graphs and poll data is not for everyone. You're right, we can never fully escape our 'human-ness' and it is perhaps debatable if that even should be the objective. I think you might find article by Tim Hayward useful and interesting: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30301484?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Where is discusses what is...
I don’t think I would want to “deal” with anyone, or prescribe to anyone to adopt a certain perspective about the environment. In many ways, I think we would like this to be a safe space for people to express different opinions and ideas (in a polite manner of course).
For me at least, I think I better approach is to say that we want to...
I think you are the second person to mention 'Silent Spring' as being very influential in their life. This is really interesting. The book is often quoted as being a seminal text which helped to spark a new environmental movement which emerged in the 1960s and 1970s (including at least two people, it would seem, in this course).
A really interesting comment. The poll was meant to roughly show how people can care about/perceive the environment from a number of different view points. There was no relative moral framing in terms of the answers (i.e., you are not a better person because your response was more ecocentric). Although it is interesting that you interpreted it...