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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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