Notes 12 - Lecture (Week 1) Worster: Environmental...

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Lecture (Week 1) Worster : Environmental Historian’s Perspective -It is important to understand how humans will shape our future and how past decisions have brought up to our current perspective -Human impacts during “ Anthropocene” 1. Land degradation 2. Industrial wastes 3. Deterioration of planetary resources 4. Loss of biodiversity 5. Overexploitation of nonrenewable resources Environmental Conservation: A change in the environment is viewed as undesirable, leading to socially organized changes in human activities to reduce human-induced environmental change -Social process: A. Change in environment (environmental science, monitoring) B. Changed viewed as undesirable (non-economic cost valuation of change, economic costs and benefits) C. Socially-organized changes in human activities to reduce human change (politics, implementation) -Environmental Geography Approach: We need to 1. Understand 2-way relationship between environment and humans 2. Recognize that all environmental problems are produced at “
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