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Unformatted text preview: provide the solutions to all human problems. Science is observation, measurement, testing of NATURAL PHENOMENA Filtered through a cultural context 6. Why do we study the Earth? It affects us We affect it We use it Increased population puts us more at risk - It has international implications - Relief for catastrophes, shared resources, cross-border pollution, uneven resource distribution, population growth, etc. You are part of the decision making process. Do you think that some natural hazards are a result of human decisions? Avoid disinformation make informed judgments. Do you think science of technology can prevent all hazards? It affects many career opportunities Resources are finite Zero tolerance is not practical or may be impossible- can not stop hazards- can not eliminate pollution We need to know what is possible...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ISP 203B taught by Professor Mackey during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '07