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Pages : 1-6 MODULE 1 GUIDE "Environmental Science" Due : Key Term ID's (flashcards): Fracking Environment Environmental Science Ecosystem Biotic Abiotic Environmentalist Environmental studies 1. Opening Story - What is fracking used for, and how does the process work? 2. Opening Story - What are the advantages and disadvantages to fracking? 3. Opening Story - What does the debate about fracking demonstrate about the types of problems Env Sci addresses? 4. What is the importance of studying systems in ES, rather than isolated events or individual actors? 5. Why does the blending of many different disciplines present both challenges and opportunities to environmental scientists? (figure 1.1) 6. The Earth is a single interconnected system, but it can be subdivided into many smaller systems. How does the nature of the problem to be studied determine the scale of the system chosen? (figure 1.2) 7. How have tool use and social cooperation enabled humans to alter their environment more than other species? 8. How did early homo sapiens impact their environment when they entered a new area? What does this show? 9. List at least 5 major ways humans have altered our environment in the last 10,000 years. 10. So far in history, technological development has led to both increased human well-being and increased environmental disruption. Why has this been the case? Review Q's (pg 6) 1. 2. 3. 4. Module Summary (your own words - What's important? Connections? Meaning?)
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Pages : 7-18; 26 MODULE 2 GUIDE "Environmental Indicators and Sustainability" Due: Key Term ID's (flashcards): Ecosystem services Environmental indicator Biodiversity Genetic diversity Species diversity Background extinction rate Greenhouse gases Anthropogenic Development Sustainability Sustainable Development Ecological footprint 1. Could humanity survive without Earth's ecosystem services? Explain.
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