Lecture 2-science

Lecture 2-science - The Nature of Environmental Science How...

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The Nature of Environmental Science How we learn about our world and understand the effects that we have on it
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Defining the Environment and Our Use of Resources
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Physical heat light gravity Biological Plants, animals, bacteria, fungi Chemical oxygen water nutrients What is “The Environment” The sum total of our surroundings, biotic and abiotic
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How do we use our environment? Extractive Uses Renewable Food Water Forest products Renewable energy Solar Wind Hydro Non-Renewable Fossil fuels Minerals
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How do we use our environment? Extractive Uses Renewable Food Water Forest products Renewable energy Solar Wind Hydro Non-Renewable Fossil fuels Minerals Whether a resource is sustainable or not is a matter of how fast it is used and how fast it is renewed.
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Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Resources and Sustainability
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Fisheries are an example of a resource that is renewable but un-sustainable if over-harvested
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Population Many environmental issues are directly related to population. Resource use Waste production
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History of Human Population Growth ** Complete the Activity : Human Population Growth **
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Consequences of Population Growth Thomas Malthus – “An Essay on the Principle of Population” 1798 Uncontrolled population growth will lead to scarcity of
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course ENVSCI 375:101 taught by Professor Phelps during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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