1_-_Introduction - 3) The Quantity of matter in the...

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Insects, Globalization, and Sustainability Welcome To: ISB 201 Section 2
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Introduction
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Course Introduction and Syllabus
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Note Cards 1. Name 2. Two topics you hope to learn more about in this class. 1. Three most important fields of study pertaining to Environmental Science. 4. Favorite Nickname
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What is Environmental Science? The Study of … How the Earth Works How we are affecting the Earth How we might deal with Environmental problems we face.
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Atmosphere Hydrosphere Lithosphere Biosphere
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Biosphere “The integrated living and life-supporting system comprising the peripheral envelope of Planet Earth together with its surrounding atmosphere so far down, and up, as any form of life exists naturally.” - Vladimir Vernadsky (1863 – 1945) That component of our planet where life is able to exist.
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Biospheric Principles 1) The Biosphere is Holoceonotic and self- adjusting; it is never static. 2) Energy flows through the Biosphere and is continually supplied by the sun.
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Unformatted text preview: 3) The Quantity of matter in the Biosphere is finite and must be recycled for life to exist. 4) Homo sapiens are animals and are part of the biosphere. State of the World? Key Moments in the Environmental Movement • 1962 – Rachel Carson, Silent Spring • 1970 – Clean Air Act • 1972 – Clean Water Act • 1972 – UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, Sweden • 1992 – Rio Earth Summit (Second UN Conference)- Agenda 21 • 1997 – Kyoto Protocol • 2002 – Jo-berg Earth Summit (Johannesburg, S.A.) Key Moments in the Environmental Movement cont. 2005? 2006? 2007? Global Citizenship • Carrying ourselves with a sense of awareness and responsibility as global stewards. Citizenship? Nationalism For Next Time • Clickers • Miller Chapter 1 • Supplemental Readings / Questions – Tragedy of the Commons • Garrett Hardin – Easter Island...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course ISB 201 taught by Professor Besaw during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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