Lecture 28 - Lecture 28 Field trip to Meads Quarry Sunday...

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Lecture 28 Field trip to Meads Quarry - Sunday nov. 7 th , meet outside EPS (1-4 pm), transportation provided, 230 seats available, first come, first come, first serve, sign up sheets outside this room, 1-2 page report due by Monday nov. 15 th What is Pollution? o Excess outputs from society into the environment Pollution = number of individuals x consumption per individual o Acceleration of natural processes Local concentrations of matter and energy o Stepwise process (life cycle analysis) o “Cradle to Grave” pollution Figure 14-1 Life Cycle Analysis Disposal of wastes is overwhelming the absorptive ability of most natural ecosystems because o The quantity of waste produced in vast o The quality of the waste is always changing; it contains more new substances Common Misconceptions about Pollution o Zero pollution An unrealistic goal because Modern society cannot exist without producing some pollutants
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