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Sustainability Notes 5 (Climate Change)

by: Paige Holub

Sustainability Notes 5 (Climate Change) ENVS 1342

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Hi everyone. Here are the notes for week 5 of our Environmental and Sustainability class. I will not be posting a study guide for this class, as our upcoming test this Wednesday is not a mid-term...
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Paige Holub on Monday February 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ENVS 1342 at University of Colorado Denver taught by Amanda Weaver in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see Environment, Society & Sustainability in Physical Education at University of Colorado Denver.


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Date Created: 02/22/16
Paige DeWitt-Holub 2/22 Quiz on Wednesday - > Quiz on Canvas – do not have to be here on Wednesday but the online aspect will be ministered by a camera so make sure you have one for the quiz ~*~*~*~*~* Climate Change ~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~ -Why is this topic so widely debated? Why should everyone in the classroom care? -Professional careers built upon the idea of climate change -> not allowed to create a proposal to National Science Foundation that includes the world ‘climate change’, biases cannot be completely eradicated especially in the university -goal of today is to be able to defend what side you don’t agree with Define Climate Change scientifically not politically, as the generation has defined this -next generations will have different propositions in relationship to the idea of climate change -inability to think forward as present-day humans, but scientists can try -problems? asthma, city smog, snow??, change in Denver’s weather climatic pattern (less length, more of a degree?), change in amount of water necessary to grow crops change growing patterns Greenhouse effect/gases: “Red-Days” when the ozone is covered in negative dust patterns -started to try to measure around 1860, where the global temperatures stood -CO2 Emissions, agriculture - > opening soil lets out carbon and then what it takes to grow and to grow cattle, etc. (methane) -refrigeration (1962) and the increase in middle class people (meat offers protein to the largest number) -“commodity agriculture” resulting from an ever-increasing population -Industrial Revolution, the “American” Industrial Revolution -Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change –ocean’s dark changes the circulation (El Nino – patterns in South America) (in-class discussion about climate change perspectives) 5-10 reasons for the belief of climate change (+): -100,000 model of natural climate change, would be exacerbated if we don’t acknowledge its existence -social context can seem to be more reliable -ocean level from polar areas are rising all over the world -global world exerts more energy today than ever before 5-10 reasons against the belief of climate change (-): -history tells us that climate change has never occurred with large civilizations, such as Egypt, and slash and burn crop, that nothing bad has happened with technologies that we might not understand -100,000 model of natural climate change-it’s going to happen -aliens -human way of thinking – egotistical to think we are causing something so detrimental -“I’m fine” -Donald Trump (refers to this as weather) -no huge changes since late 1990’s…. not enough time and data -a glacier that has been growing somewhere -short-term overestimations belittle the struggle -How would a society motivate everyone to lessen their strain on the environmental impact? ..By presenting them with a list of the negative impacts? -The Kyoto Protocol has been signed but not ratified by the U.S. but many other countries in a theoretical attempt to reduce consumption that is always happening -electric cars still are detrimental to the endeavor to lessen non-green forms of energy consumption -~*~*~*~*~**~*~*The Farm~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ 13 acre farm in Wheat Ridge, food commodities/agriculture/growing sustainability -how growing veggies integrates into the farming application/policies -bees class -talk to professor about things you are interested in


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