Lecture 22 The Future

Lecture 22 The Future - Lecture 22: Implications for the...

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Lecture 22: Implications for the Future Resources, Environment and Sustainability in a Material Society Sustainability Population Earth Systems Creating change (good and bad) Sustainability What is it??? Difficult to define, here are some: development or use of resources in such a way that future generations will have a fair share of Earth’s resources and and inherit a quality environment development that causes neither serious environmental damage nor such acute resource depletion as to imperil future development or quality of life a development strategy that manages all assets-natural and human resources , as well as financial and physical assets-for increasing wealth and well being The Population Bomb! Human Population Humans are an agent of change in Earth systems Human impact around the globe Including Antarctica Also consider the atmosphere and oceans Human Impact on Oceans 2008 report
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Resources 2 Types: •Renewable resources, ex. water and air, •Non-renewable, ex. fossil fuels, minerals Population increase urbanization, industrialization: • increased demand for resources
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