Week 2 Notes
Week 2 Notes T CORE 102 D
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by chuqian feng on Sunday October 11, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to T CORE 102 D at University of Washington taught by HIGLEY,RUS in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Science in Science at University of Washington.
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Date Created: 10/11/15
Oct 07 Pop quiz What does Pluto matter uproar limited numbers of scientists voted public ignores science discomfort with changing facts emotionally into that because of the Disney character Pluto Cosmetics Things that in cosmetics toxic chemical in most of them Companies lie about how the products are harmful We use them every so even though is small amount is still harmful Broke Govt Spend tax People pay taxes for better future which we can t afford But even we had paid that much tax but the govt said they are broke Most of the money goes into the military 2700 billion and also use to help small companies Companies paid for the things that got wrong US isn t broke they just need to make the right choice about how they spend the money Electronics Designer tried the make people throw away things more then they really need to do Toxic chemical harm So now we are trying to make those designers to design more electronics that can be use for a longer time Understanding Our Environment Climate Change Burning fossil fuels Energy Most of our energy created by burning stuff Renewable energy are less than a quarter Air Pollution has worsened in many areas Is easy for the government to find but you don t get fine for it China Biodiversity species are being lost at a repaid rate Sign of Hope Population and pollution E g Tacoma s pollution has been better Health incidence of lifeOthreatening disease has reduced Habitat Conservation forest destruction John Muir President Sierra Club Everything in the world should have their right to exist Rachel Carson ltsilent springgt Lets look at the impact DDT Human will eventually get hurt from whatever we have done to the nature Scientists are hard to talk to people because when we ask them to explain the researches their knowledge level is lot more higher than we can understand and that s why normal people can not understand about scientists research A Divided World Poor are often both victims and agents of environmental E g You are a fishman and this is the only way you can do You know that we are actually running out of fish but if you don39t do it then your family will die What would you do They got no choice the rich are richer the poor are getting poorer The middle class is decreasing Oct9 More and more people in the world who are trying to live like American McDonald s first drive through in Shanghai Sustainable development Benefits must be available to all human social justice in the middle east women will get punishments for being raped Think of the long term affects Indigenous People At least half of the world s languages are dying Recognizing native land rights and political rights if those people have power they would fight for their landscapes Environmental Ethics amp World Views EE deals with our moral obligations to the world around us are the animals have rights to live Worldviews sets of basic beliefs C PPT Moral extensionism extending moral values to others eg How much does aan XXX cost Value Inherent value Personal value feeling good when you sees a Mountain Raniner That happiness is the personal value We can have so many ways to protect the planet but in the reality is we do not have that much passion to do it Religious Traditions We all have bias Environmental Justice combines civil rights with environmental protection to demand a safe and healthy environment for everyone Environmental Racism Toxic colonialism targeting poor communities or communities for color in developing nations as waste disposal areas Involuntary Ignorance if we knew what s going on then we can reject the things that we don t like But the problem is we do not know