102Chapter1 - Environmental Science • We Live In An...

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Chapter 1 Understanding Our Environment
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What Is Environmental Science?
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Current Conditions We Live On A Marvelous Planet No other known planet is remotely habitable We Face Many Serious Environmental Problems There Are Also Many Signs of Hope Calculating Your Ecological Footprint We are using more than one Earth Need 4 Earths to sustain U.S. Standard for everyone
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A Brief History of Conservation and Environmentalism Nature Protection Has Historic Roots Resource Waste Inspired Pragmatic, Utilitarian Conservation Ethical And Aesthetic Concerns Inspired The Preservation Movement 1890-1910: John Muir, Sierra Club, Teddy Roosevelt 1930’s: “Dust Bowl,” CCC, New Deal
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A Brief History of Conservation and Environmentalism Rising Pollution Levels Led To the Modem Environmental Movement 1970’s: Earth Day 1990’s: Kyoto Accords, Global warming Environmental Quality Is Tied To Social Progress
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Human Dimensions Of
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Unformatted text preview: Environmental Science • We Live In An Inequitable World • Is There Enough For Everyone? – You can’t get an infinite amount of anything (like people) into a finite world – You can’t get an infinite amount of anything (like petroleum) out of a finite world • Recent Progress Is Encouraging Life Expectancy-1930 Life Expectancy-1960 Life Expectancy-1990 Global Corruption Human Rights Index Religious Freedom Sustainable Development • Can Development Be Truly Sustainable? • Can Freedom Exist in a No-Growth World? • What Is The Role Of International Aid? • Indigenous People Are Important Guardians Of Nature Environmental Ethics • We Can Extend Moral Value To People And Things • Faith, Conservation, And Justice • Many Faiths Support Environmental Conservation • Environmental Justice Combines Civil Rights and Environmental Protection • Environmental Racism Distributes Hazards Inequitably...
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