A09_207_1A_Intro - Environmental Science 207 Field and...

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Environmental Science 207 Field and Laboratory Methods in Environmental Science What is Environmental Science? Why is it Important? How do we “do” Environmental Science?
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What is Environmental Science? Why is it Important? How do we “do” Environmental Science? Why this class is important In the Next Hour
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In the Next Hour (World)… ± World Population: grown by 8,500 (all 2006) ± 15,000 births ± 6,500 deaths ± 200 from air pollution ± 700 children from hunger ± 330 from AIDS ± Food Consumed: ± Fish & Shellfish - 35 million pounds (2004) (13 million pounds farmed) ± Meat - 63 million pounds (2006) ± Grain - 470 million pounds (2005) ± Coffee Beans - 340,000 lbs (2002) ± Ice Cream - 650,000 quarts ± Fertilizer Use: 35 million pounds
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In the Next Hour (World)… ± Forests Cut: 20,000 acres (1,000,000x size of this room!) (2000) ± Extinctions: 1-3 species ± Paper/Wood Consumed: 250 million pounds ± Steel Production: 283 million pounds (2006) ± 5600 Cars Produced (2006) ± 5,000 cars rolled off the assembly line (2004) ± $50 million spent on advertising (2002) ± Carbon Dioxide: 1.7 billion pounds added to atmosphere (US - 25%) (2005)
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In the Next Hour (U.S.)… ± Energy Use: 2 million barrels oil equivalent (2005) (9/23/08 - $110/barrel = $220 million!) (World: about 4x US) ± Water Use: 16 billion gallons (2000) (almost 1 million gallons bottled water (2005)) (9/21/09 - $70/barrel = $140 million) ± Threw Away: ± 50 million pounds municiple trash (4.5 lbs person day) (2001) ± 3 billion lbs mining/industrial/agricultural waste ± 11 million pounds paper ± 2.5 million plastic bottles ± 2,300 computers ± 2 million pounds packing peanuts ± 21 million pieces of “junk mail” ± 170,000 pounds of edible food
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ImPaCT ( Human Impact (Im) = Population (P) x Consumption (C) x Technology (T) How do we “do” Environmental Science?
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“Doing” Science “Hallowed Ground The world needs parks. Whether they’re slivers of green in a crowded city or 20,000 square miles (52,000 square kilometers) of designated wilderness, parks nourish the human spirit, help sustain the planet, and reflect the ideals of the
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A09_207_1A_Intro - Environmental Science 207 Field and...

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