3_-_Environmental_Economics_and_Worldvie

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Environmental Economics 1
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Insect Resources / Services Bee Venom Arthritis Alzheimer’s Cancers Diabetes Heart disease Parkinson’s 2
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ISB 201 Extra Credit Option Bring in an Insect! Identify the insect Describe the insects niche Describe whether from a human perspective the insect is beneficial or problematic and in what way(s) 3
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Would you consider supporting the addition of a $1 tax to every gallon of gas? 4
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2 Major Global Problems? Ever increasing human population Over consumption of natural resources 5
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Ecological Footprint 6
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How many planets? 7
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Important Concepts Myth of Inexhaustibility Sustainable Yield Tragedy of the Commons 8
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What was the point? What was the cost? What have we learned? Biosphere II 9
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Mars? 10
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Capitalist Market Economics Drive out competition Monopolies Global Free Trade Lobby for Govt. Subsidies Withhold info. about products Maximize profits Pass harmful costs resulting from production on to:
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course ISB 201 taught by Professor Besaw during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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