By John Farndon, Belinda Gallagher, Lucy Dowling, Jo Brewer
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George Marshall is founding father of the weather Outreach and knowledge community and has 20 years of expertise in learn and campaigning for environmental agencies. He’s labored for Greenpeace and the Rainforest beginning, and has been a coverage advisor to the German, Papua New Guinea, and Welsh governments. He lives in Wales. His site is http://climatedenial. org.
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Hobhouse says: ‘We consider laws, customs and institutions in respect of their functions not merely in maintaining any sort of social life, but in maintaining or promoting a harmonious life’ (Hobhouse 1958:27). We all live in different realities, holding different views of our world. If there were perfectly shared perceptions of social, political and economic reality, the coordinating functions of communication would be redundant, and we would enjoy a common world-view. However, even in the simplest (interpersonal) relations, variations in experience make such perfect sharing impossible, and communication essential.
During 1992 and 1993, it received a grant from the ESRC Global Environmental Change Programme which allowed the presentation and discussion of the papers that now form the chapters of this volume. We continue to hold meetings, and we gratefully ack- nowledge the support of the ESRC and its GEC Programme, of which the Group forms a small part. 2 A survey of citations in the International Political Science Abstracts for the period 1985–90 yielded the following results. Even though the Third Law of the Sea Conference had ended in 1982 without ratification of the Convention, the literature was still dominated by maritime issues.
Communication, if effective, may lead to shared perceptions (or at least an awareness of differences), but perfect communication, perfect sharing, cannot be achieved. Consider, for example, the argument that translation (or rather interpretation) is always possible between human languages, but that an understanding of the cultural context, the nuances and hidden assumptions of another language requires direct experience. The consequence of this argument is 38 ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY AS A UNIVERSAL VALUE that different world-views become endemic, and that interactions both positive and negative revolve around these different global perspectives.
1000 Facts Planet Earth by John Farndon, Belinda Gallagher, Lucy Dowling, Jo Brewer