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Chapter 1: Environmental Literacy: On the Road to Collapse What lessons can we learnfrom a vanished Viking society?
2. After 450 years of prosperity the Vikings disappeared from Greenland, leaving theirstory for archeologists only in trash heaps. Why?
3. According to Jared Diamond’s book “Collapse” he identified five factors that led totheir demise, and as he argues in his book, the demise of all societies. Which are thefive factors and how did they apply to the Vikings?
4. What evidence did scientists use in Greenland to study atmospheric conditions? Whatwere the mad core samples used for?
5. Why are environmental problems often called “wicked problems”
6. One of the major causes of environmental damage is the tremendous populationgrowth of humans. How do humans cause environmental damage?
7. What are the four characteristics of sustainable ecosystems? Can you identify oneway that we are violating each of the four characteristics of sustainable ecosystems?

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Term
Fall
Professor
RexLowe
Tags
Population Ecology, Silent Spring, Ozone depletion, CFC

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