Week 8 1 - Week 8 day 2 NIMBY not in my backyard Public...

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Week 8, day 2- 10/14/2014 NIMBY not in my backyard Public reaction about keeping environmentally bad “stuff” away from wealthier neighborhoods Case Study: CO monitoring from space Study performed to determine the major sources of tropospheric carbon monoxide Thought pollution was due to car emissions Climate change Change in earths operating conditions o Affects every environment on earth Factors involved in climate change dynamics 1. Temperature change 2. Change in precipitation 3. Sea level rise 5 impacts of climate change on Humans 1. Health impacts a. Increase in weather related mortality i. Heat stroke b. Increase, re-emergence and spread of infectious diseases i. Example: malaria c. Increase of air quality-respiratory illnesses i. Asthma d. Increase in radiation damage i. Skin and eye cancer Ozone hole 2. Agriculture impacts a. Lower crop yields—food shortages b. Increase in irrigation demands 3. Forest impacts a. Change in forest composition b.
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