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ENVI. 460 1st midterm study Guide Practice

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ENVI. 460 1st midterm study Guide Practice ENVI. 460-001

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Conservation and sustainability
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Date Created: 02/29/16
Timeline of social responsibility with land ethic A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here And There by Aldo Leopold with and introduction by Robert Finch  Forward-Way of thinking- Land is a commodity and it belongs to us; Abrahamic view-golden rule  Mountain Quote- (commodity nature) Thinking like the mountain which “neither it nor the wolf would agree to such a view”. Shooting the wolves on sight with no prejudice actually effected that environment not the way the hunters had hoped. They thought equaling out the number of deer to wolves would bring about more deer which consumed the farmer’s crops/vegetation resulting in erosion however the different biomes are complex and humans have yet to understand these complex environments.  Wisconsin Farmers discounting the future by hunting.  Sawing the Oak tree through time starting in 1936-1865. Saw-wedge-axe to be used to see history of the oak.  Illinois Bus ride, not noticing outside ones cultural bubble, the highway is Americas bubble and the skyscraper.  Land Ethic has turned into a business model where we use machinery to reap the land; the land pyramid we are the Apex species no longer the predator or prey, technology enables us to do so. The species of the many various kinds of biomes should be used more appropriately. Ontogeny repeats phylogeny Discussion we discussed:  Tragedy of the Commons by Garrett Hardin  Clearly Humans don’t know all about the biotic relations related to Nature and where we fit in yet.  Not knowing where things come from like GMO’s and the oblivious consumer, Heat from the Furnace and food from the grocery [SMS] This book was written in 1949 with Robert Finches forward in 1987. This book provided the time with new thoughts on biocentric and ecocentric land ethics. Leopold is the father of wildlife conservation in America. He was manly known for his many articles and policy matters with the UN. Social responsibility of land. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson and Introduction by Linda Lear and an after word by Edward O. Wilson  Introduction- Rachel’s strong course action against DDT’s- insecticide. Wrote for the public with relations with what was occurring in science by explaining biology, marine biologist, and chemistry. Death by cancer first earth day was celebrated and DDT’s being banned  “Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation”. Not insecticides but biocides quotes  Rivers of death fish being poisoned by DDT sprays and aerosols  The Other Road “biological solutions, based on understanding of the living organisms they seek to control such as the screw-worm ideas of sterilization and microbial control. Discussed how stupid the ideas were and how they weren’t tested in the lab properly to eradicate insects. Super insects. Austin river- Texas river being polluted  Afterword- specific of what Carson wanted such as the end to reckless endangerment by the use of broad-spectrum pesticides. Regulatory laws on the frustrated government bureaucrat [SMS] This book was written in 1962 with the introduction and afterword written in the 90’s. Set the idea in the public’s heads regarding population growth, where we stand on the pyramid- Apex, science is the key not money and politics. Actual science was used Hot, Flat, And Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution-And How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman Hot overcrowding, flat- globalization-everyone is informed, crowded-overpopulation  Where Birds Doesn’t Fly because of 9/11 diplomatically and culturally we are most secure and with a burgeoning population soon to rise from 6.2 to 9 billion people.  We as a country need to rely on rich innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealist for our salvation such as telsa electric car company to avoid a Malthusian nightmare. Thomas Malthus English theorist on population to end of utopia  Mentioned China and India and Oil in which we as a country are dependent  Hard choices book is authoritative meaning that making the people do what? Unlike other countries like Denmark etc... We as a market – for subsides put our money where our values are  Revolution not a party- I disagree can’t tell if he’s being sarcastic but big companies as we could tell from silent spring will hurt. GM’s being asked why they don’t produce cars more fuel friendly, it’s for the market not for what will benefit.  I liked us being a democratic china or banana republic [SMS] This book was written in 2008 much about security from terrorism as well as the market recessional. We need to change the average Americans values against terrorism fear of security and more how dependent we are on fuel/power/market/economy. Carbon Footprint Analysis 2014 from Indiana State University GHG Emissions (greenhouse gasses). Emissions breakdown by category which electricity is 58% purchased from Duke Energy. Campus carbon calculator version 7.0. Sebastia Bloomberg report in 2008 aided much of this reports information. Remote Metering, dashboard tech, landscape, no duke, rent a car, and steel buildings. More research needs to be done via tree or green space because of what ash bore’s impact. 61% of 90’s carbon emissions Master Plan 2010 Indiana State University This report details what projects need to be completed, Already Normal, the business building, and the wabashiki/Wabash river plane with the bridge. Riverscape. The stadium being moved. Certified bronze for LEED steel ecofriendly. Lay outs ideas not plans. 1/3 of the goals here have been met. 15-20 years involves 6 phases. Environmental Survey 2015 Indiana State University This was a little biased because it was completed by freshman and sophomores rather than the upper classmen which have the knowledge regarding land ethic and such. Caring about the topics illustrated in the questioning was less than par because the ones answering ether hadn’t had the knowledge on the matter or simply didn’t care because it wouldn’t affect their lives. Young people especially will not care for the future and only for themselves if they do. Climate Action Plan 2010 Indiana State University Economic social and environment link; electricity has flat lined rather than ISU’s solid waste and power plant usage. Committee information. Energy switches from coal to steam energy. Most amount of trees city USA. Minor in sustainability added, river walk and recycling competition, building everything to lead standards.


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