turner 139 lecture - Environmental Problems in the West...

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1 Environmental Problems in the West African Sahel: Application of the “access to resources” framework Geography 139 Matthew Turner Department of Geography University of Wisconsin, Madison Access to Resources: An individual’s or social group’s ability to make effective use of a natural resource Access to Resources Environmental Justice All environmental issues are associated with the unequal distribution of costs and benefits of resource use Resource consumption/management How many resources are consumptions and how they are managed The effect of “access to resources” on environmental questions: Over-consumption Mismanagement due to limited options From: Thomas, A. 1995. Third World Atlas . Washington, D.C.: Taylor and Francis ? ? ? ?
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2 Sahel I. The Sahel as an environmental problem A. The relationship between poverty and environmental mismanagement B. Global climate change II. Introduction to the Inland Niger Delta of Mali III. Environmental Problem: Overgrazing A. Changes in climate and increased competition for pasture (shifts in access to pastures) B. Changes in livestock populations (shifts in access to wealth) C. Distribution of livestock across agropastoral landscapes (shifts in access to labor) IV. Conclusions Sahel
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3 Poverty (limited access to resources) b Environmental Mismanagement •Population growth exacerbates both ability of people’s ability
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