1. Imagine you are a U.S congressional representative from awestern state and a new wilderness area is being proposed for yourdistrict. Who might contact you to influence your decision? Whatcourse of action would you take and why?
2. Imagine you are an environmentalist in your area who isinterested in local environmental issues. What kinds of issuesmight these be?
3. In a discussion with a representative of China, you statethat China emits the largest amounts of greenhouse gases of anycountry in the world. The representative responds by stating thatthe developed world, including the U.S, has benefited from 200years of fossil fuel use and industrialization that has led to ahigh standard of living. Why shouldn’t the citizens of his countryexperience the same standard of living? How would you respond? Isthe situation today different from that 100 years ago?
4. You are the superintendent of Yellowstone National Park andwant to move to an ecosystem approach to managing the park. Howmight an ecosystem approach change the current park? How would youpresent your ideas to surrounding landowners?