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1101lec1scivsjourpost - stability and human progress...

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Lecture 1 Outline I. Environmental Science A. What is it? B. Sustainability I. What is Science? A. Introduction B. Bias in Science: Science vs. Journalism Reading: Chap. 1 pp. 2-22
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Environmental Science Environment: The conditions, circumstances and influences surrounding and affecting an organism or group of organisms physical, chemical, biological conditions Social and cultural conditions affecting and individual or community
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Environmental Science Environmental Science: study of the environment and our place in it How the natural world works, how the environment affects us and how we affect the environment Interdisciplinary Mission oriented: identify solutions to environmental problems
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Sustainability Search for a balance between ecological
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Unformatted text preview: stability and human progress Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs Sustainability – Conservation of resources – Long term solutions – Maintaining fully functioning ecological systems Ecosystem services: services provided by earth’s natural ecosystems, for example, soil formation, air and water purification, regulation of air and water temperature and circulation, etc. What is Science? “Science” derived from Latin ‘to know’ Way of asking and answering questions Seeking answers to questions about natural phenomena (we are therefore limited to what kinds of questions we ask)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course SCI 1101 taught by Professor Jbrock during the Spring '07 term at Kennesaw.

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