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Report: Knowledge Alone Won't Spur Action

When it comes to protecting the environment, talk is cheap. A University professor says a sense of urgency is needed before people are willing to act to protect the health of the planet. Redlands University Professor Monty Hempel says ecological literacy – or ecoliteracy for short –addresses the knowledge deficit about environmental problems. But so, far, he says, it’s not affected the behavior deficit. “Ecoliteracy is a phrase invented to describe the kinds of knowledge that we...

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