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Environmental Awareness and Jimmy Carter
An examination of Jimmy Carter's environmental awareness, particularly his energy policy.
# 118449 | 2,148 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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This paper discusses the energy policy of President Jimmy Carter. It examines environmental awareness in the 1970s, including the first earthy-crunchies (also called tree-huggers) and the establishment of Earth Day. The paper also lists Carter's achievements in getting legislation passed to both inhibit use of increasingly scarce fossil fuels and to develop alternative energy sources. Finally, the paper discusses Carter's failure to recognize true alternative power sources.

Table of Contents:
Mr. Carter's Energy Policy
Failure to Recognize True Alternatives
Two Wrongs, No Rights

From the Paper:

"It is difficult to understand why Mr. Carter places more emphasis on synthetics than on solar energy. In the 1970s, arguably, the oil interests were not quite as entrenched in American government as now (certainly not in Mr. Carter's circle, it would seem), and solar energy was a darling of mass market publications, such as Mother Earth News; it was a favored subject of the earthy-crunchies, if overheard discussions of Baby Boomer Americans can be believed. But, the paucity of governmental support, financial and otherwise, for solar energy had made it likely that technology is not much more advanced than it was in the 1970s, indeed, building a 'green house' relying on solar energy is more expensive even now than conventional construction."

Sample of Sources Used:

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