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Day 1 Lecture Notes

by: Luke Giesler

Day 1 Lecture Notes BIOL 1010

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Here is my lecture notes over the first day lecture involving the Main concepts of the first section as well as the textbook and lecture notes on the Greenland Vikings.
Environment of Life
Kevin Neves
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Science, Biology, notes, Lecture, Vikings
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Date Created: 08/25/16
Main concept. Humans are dependant upon a healthy planet. Our choices can be sustainable, or they can put  excess pressure on our recourses. Environmental science ­ is an interdisciplinary field of research that draws on the natural sciences social sciences and  humanities Greenland vikings vanish?? Empirical science to observe middens, garbage samples Natural events and human choices led to demise of the greenland vikings  Why tho? = five factors  1 natural climate change    ­      mini ice age 2 self inflicted environmental damage         ­    overgrazing, overharvesting 3 Failure to respond to the natural environment      ­     would not eat fish 4 hostile neighbors        ­       refused inuit’s help 5 loss of friendly neighbors         ­        Europeans supplies stopped arriving Applied science, what is to learn from the vikings Environmental literacy is the ability to understand environmental problems Environmental problems they force us to make are choices they force us to make are frequently  complicated They involve trade offs They have environmental, social, and economic (triple bottom line) Carrying capacity­ population size that an area can support indefinitely Ecological footprint= land needed to provide resources assimilate waste of a population. Anthropogenic= caused by or related to human action Ecocide= willful destruction of the natural environment.  THe U.N. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment reported that due to humanity's actions the  ability of earth's ecosystems to sustain future generations is gravely impaired.  How would you describe your attitude toward the current problems of your environment C.­ Gloom and Doom­ The problems are so large and complex that there is nothing we can do


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