ENVS141Day1SketchofProblem Part1

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Unformatted text preview: Environmental
Studies
141 
 Ecological
Economics 
 UCSC 
 Fall,
2009 
 Alan
Richards 
 Thinking
About

 A
VERY
Big
Problem:
 “Twin
Crises
of
Nature
and
JusLce”
 •  Environmental
destrucLon,
especially
(but
not
 only)
climate
change;
 •  ConLnued
massive
human
deprivaLon— poverty,
disease,
lack
of
“basic
needs”—for
 hundreds
of
millions
(actually
likely
at
least
 one
billion)
of
human
beings.
 The
Crisis
of
Nature:

 A
Cartoon
Sketch
 Forests
RetreaLng 
 Over
to
the
Dark
Side…
 The
Doomsday
Recipe
 CH4
 Did
someone
say 
 
“Homo
Sapiens”
?!?!!? 
 The
Crisis
of
JusLce:
 A
Quick
Glance
 
“The
idea
that
some
lives 
ma]er
less
than
others
is
the 
root
of
all
that’s
wrong
with 
the
world.”

 
Dr.
Paul
Farmer
 A
Divided
World 
 ...
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