Lecture 0 Introduction 1081a

Lecture 0 Introduction 1081a - Resources, Environment and...

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Unformatted text preview: Resources, Environment and Sustainability in a Material Society Sam Russell srussel7@uwo.ca Room 112 Staging Building http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jun/13/pressure-mounts-bp-escrow-claims-funds/ http://youractioncoaches.com/gulf-oil-spill-affecting-business-growth/ http://www.worldweatherpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/gulf-oil-rig-spill-thin- layer_19692_600x450.jpg Why is human population growth often considered the foremost environmental problem? 1.Earth will run out of open land space within the next 50 years. 2.Increasing population strains resources and creates additional wastes. 3.There is no way to provide food for additional people. 4.There is insufficient oxygen production on Earth for more than 10 billion people. * Only one answer is correct! Missing: Four Phantom Planets If today ` s entire world population enjoyed the same consumer lifestyles as residents of North America, it would take four additional Earth-like planets to accommodate everyone sustainably! Clash of attitudes...
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