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Week 1 Notes GEOG 1003
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Date Created: 09/04/15
Paper environmental history of hometown o 10 pages mapsphotos Exam MC short answer short essay 0 Factual info not opinion 0 Don t memorize dates but think DC Background 0 Myths DC was not built on a swamp estuary No height restrictions based on Washington monumentus capitol Pierre L Enfant traf c circles myth not true Quadrants We are in NW largest quadrant Numbered streets run North amp South letters East amp West Prior to being a city tribes lived here Area has been occupied for centuries even though it has only been Washington for a little while East Potomac park was created lled with silt We dredged it Georgetown was a factory town Hamburg originally Foggy Bottom AkA Funkstown named after German guy who wanted to establish German colony but never really happened Foggy bottom Origin of name 0 Pollution Slaves came here had no place there were landlords that sold pieces of alleys to people who built shantytowns o Swampoodle near union station Reorientation near river toward rail traf c Disappeared In mid 205 there were a lot of demolitions FB was transformed gas tanks disappeared ln 19605 0 A ton of parking lots 0 Tree canopy on k street went away with buildings Geography is science earth being home many de nitions 0 About scale Central park is arti cial o SCALE and Different perspectives of central park Microscopic l topdown Terrestrial Different soils and what bugs are there Which is most appropriate for Park usage policies Wildlife management Behavioral studies Study of ecosystem services provided of park Emergent themes 0 O OO Anthropocene the new age we live in a humancreated world We are changing it so much lnterconnectedness of humannatural realms We create environment in our own image Value of nature wilderness is within It is all around us and inside us We biological beings quotTeaching the environmentquot is a mission Everything has a history and a geography o Definitions of environment 0 Human in uence on surroundings o Anthropocentric something focused on people as opposed to geocentric focused on world quotAnthropo squot words having to do with humans 0 Public opinion on environment 0 Graphic once we hit the early 20005 the views start to mix up of people who thought that protection of the environment should be given priority was on top of those who thought that economic growth should then things ipped and have since gone back and forth 0 Fewer than 3 of Americans think of the environment as the most important problem in country But if asked about the biggest problem if left unchecked environmentglobal warming 0 Average differences between democratic and republican views on labor unions businesses immigration social safety net environment equal opportunity Environment went from 539 between 19922012 0 Environmental awareness in terms of sociology o Riley E Dunlap new environmental paradigm NEP Interested in polling Saw NEP replace DSP dominant social paradigm which was based on the idea that the invisible faire in economy will determine growthprosperity DSP has a lot to do regarding how humans are able to manipulate nature for their bene t NEP comes along essentially states humans effect on earth and how we have damaged it 0 Where did this come from in the 705 o Toxic waste TV PSAs Now we have the NEW New environmental Paradigm States how we didn t realize that we could have such an effect on nature we think of the environmentnature as being something outside of us NNEP states how instead of the environment being outside of us it is truly inside of us 0 We must trust professionals to do the right thing 0 Growth limits Humans are not exceptional just like everything else 0 Nature is fragile NNEP Cultures are a mix Invasive species do well under climate change they aren t necessarily that bad still nature 0 Limitless human potential 0 We can avoid disasters 0 Accept that humans are exceptional So much denial faith in technology 0 Something bad is going to have to happen in order for action to be taken EcoWatch 0 Clear connection between infrastructure structure and superstructure Infrastructure society s relations to environment Structure economic political social relations Institutions that govern our access to these things Superstructure how we perform about relations with environment through religions arts rituals etc o Heinberg states that we ve lived well for the last years and we have taken for granted the fact that there is food in grocery stores how sure should we be about this in the future So much change happens in developing world 0 Incredibly unequal world ie Not everyone can buy an AC unit because it heats the world too much but can you deny poor people from purchasing AC Hard equity issue 0 Globalization Tragedy of the commons one person does something then another and another It adds up until disaster occurs
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