ES chapter 1 Intro with pictures

ES chapter 1 Intro with pictures - natural experiments...

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The Science Behind the Stories Part 1: Environment www.aw-bc.com/Withgott
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Chapter 1: Introduction to Environmental Science Environmental Science is the study of how the natural world works, how our acts affect its condition and viceversa. Use of renewable and nonrenewable sources Human population growth Malthus: Human population growth needs to be controlled or the resources won't be enough; Easter island case Social and environmental impact ecological footprint: lobster overfishing
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The Nature Of Environmental Science www.aw-bc.com/Withgottt
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Perception depends on: age gender social class home location educational background
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Nature of Science Scientific Method observation question(s) hypothesis testing experiment results statistical analysis conclusions
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Testing Hypothesis manipulative and natural experiments manipulative experiments paleontology: too old/few to experiment cosmology: too large/far away to experiment
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Unformatted text preview: natural experiments experiments can be conducted naturally without manipulation Ecology is a mixture of both types of experiments Scientific process scientific method peer review conference presentations grants & funding for the study repetitions Theory is produced paradigm: the theory can shift with time Sustainability population + consumption = environmental impact What do you think of the footprints of different societies? Do countries with bigger footprints have an obligation to reduce it? Do third world countries, have the obligation to retain the low footprint they already have before developing economically and industrially? Sustainable Development environmental protection economic welfare social equality The End www.aw-bc.com/Withgottt...
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