ENV100Y5 ch1 Course Intro POST-1

ENV100Y5 ch1 Course Intro POST-1 - ENV100Y5Y Environment...

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ENV100Y5Y Environment Course Introduction
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This lecture will help you understand: The meaning of the term environment The interdisciplinary nature of environmental science How the course will be structured this year
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Edward Burtynsky Nature transformed through industry - Recycling yards, mine tailings, quarries, refineries, dams, factories - We are consciously or unconsciously aware that the world is suffering for our success. - Dialogue between attraction and repulsion - Dependence on nature to provide materials for our consumption vs. concern for the health of our planet – an uneasy contradiction - Images as “reflecting pools” of our times - www.edwardburtynsky.com
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Our Island, Earth Environment: everything around us with which we interact - Biotic (living things) - Animals, plants, forests, soils, etc. - Abiotic (nonliving things) - Continents, oceans, clouds, icecaps, etc. - Our built environment - Roads, buildings, factories, etc. - Social relationships and institutions - Governments, universities, cultures, etc.
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Environmental science is not the same as environmentalism Environmental science
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course ENV 100 taught by Professor Dr.barbaramurck during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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ENV100Y5 ch1 Course Intro POST-1 - ENV100Y5Y Environment...

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