EVPP 111 Lecture - Addressing Environmental Problems - Student - Fall 2010

EVPP 111 Lecture- - Addressing EnvironmentalIssues EVPP111 Dr.Largen Conservation Economics Ethics Scientificinv

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Addressing  Environmental Issues EVPP 111 Dr. Largen
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Addressing Environmental Issues Scientific investigation Risk assessment and management Conservation Economics Ethics Components of addressing an environmental problem
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Addressing Environmental Problems Scientific investigation Risk assessment and management Conservation Economics Ethics Components of addressing an environmental problem
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Scientific investigation Science Systematic  scientific method Scientific conclusions Reproducibility Ongoing Theories, principles, laws Non-scientific areas of human endeavor Scientific uncertainty
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Addressing Environmental Problems Scientific investigation Risk assessment and management Conservation Economics Ethics components of addressing an environmental problem
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Risk assessment and management Risk inherent  probability  of harm occurring under certain circumstances calculated as fractions if certain, probability = 1 if certain not to occur, probability = 0
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Risk assessment and management Risk assessment quantification of risks in such a way that they can be compared  and contrasted with other risks
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Risk assessment and management Risk assessment 4 general steps hazard identification dose-response assessment exposure assessment risk characterization
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Risk assessment enables priorities to be set & risks to be managed accordingly
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Risk assessment relative risks annual risk  smoking 1 pack cigarettes/day = 0.0036 drinking well water containing EPA-accepted levels of  trichloroethylene = 0.000000002
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Risk assessment and management Risk assessment dilemma of risk assessment people often ignore substantial risks  but get extremely  upset by minor risks risk associated with things over which we have  control  (if we chose) tends to evoke less  fear and more   tolerance
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Risk assessment and management Risk assessment  dilemma of risk assessment people often ignore substantial risks but get extremely  upset by minor risks risk associated with things over which we have  no   control  tends to evoke more  fear and less  tolerance
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Risks of Death Deaths per million hours of exposure Mountain Climbing 40,000 Cigarette Smoking 3,000 Swimming 2,560 Air Travel 500 Struck by Lightning 100 Living near nuclear power plant 0.5
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EVPP 111 Lecture- - Addressing EnvironmentalIssues EVPP111 Dr.Largen Conservation Economics Ethics Scientificinv

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