Lecture 2

Lecture 2 - Business. Clickers - any problems? Textbooks -...

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Business…. • Clickers - any problems? • Textbooks - ?? • Reading - on webCT in reading folder. • Lecture slides - posted on webCT • Assignment 1 - posted on webCT today, due next Monday (Jan 17)!
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Class Demographics…. a.k.a. Clicker Practice The following questions will be answered ANONYMOUSLY - your ID will not be logged with your response. This is just for fun and to learn a bit about the class. You do not have to participate if you do not want to.
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Where are you from? 37% 27% 20% 17% 1 2 3 4 1. Quebec 2. Rest of Canada 3. Rest of North America 4. Rest of world
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Where are you from? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 73% 10% 3% 3% 3% 0% 7% 1. North America 2. Europe 3. Asia 4. Australia/New Zealand 5. South America 6. Pacific Islands 7. Other
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What’s your sibling order 1 2 3 4 7% 17% 24% 52% 1. Only child 2. Oldest child 3. Middle child 4. Youngest child
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Are you a man or a woman? 1 2 40% 60% 1. Female 2. Male
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Previous experience in Environmental Geology 40% 0% 27% 33% 1 2 3 4 1. Course in Geology or Earth Science 2. Course in Environmental Geology 3. Public knowledge (books, web, news) 4. No experience
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The part of Environmental Geology I’m most interested in is: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 34% 3% 17% 17% 7% 10% 10% 1. Geohazards/Natural Disasters 2. Pollution 3. Resources 4. Energy 5. Climate Change 6. Land Use 7. All of the above
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Have you been personally affected by a natural disaster? 1 2 52% 48% 1. Yes 2. No
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Are you aware that McGill has a Sustainability Office? 1 2 73% 27% 1. Yes 2. No
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Back to Order of Magnitude! How many students have sat in this particular classroom before in history? 1 2 3 4 5 6 0% 7% 0% 28% 45% 21% 1. 100 or 10 2 2. 1,000 or 10 3 3. 10,000 or 10 4 4. 100,000 or 10 5 5. 1,000,000 or 10 6 6. 10,000,000 or 10 7
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How did you figure this out? 1 2 3 4 28% 7% 14% 52% 1. Just guessed 2. Quick calculation based on guesses 3. Quick calculation based on some known numbers 4. Didn’t bother to answer
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From last time… Five fundamental concepts: 1) Human population growth is the number one environmental problem. 2)
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