Notes on Lecture 2 - - Easter island How did this primitive...

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Easter island - How did this primitive culture, able to build something as intricate as the statue structures? - Read page 11 of textbook THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES THAT WE FACE TODAY ARE DUE TO A COMBINATION OF WORLD POPULATION GROWTH AND CONSUMPTION (SPECIFICALLY, ENERGY) FAR ABOVE WHAT CAN EASILY BE REPLACED Environmental Science: study of how our natural world works, how our environment affects us, and how we affect the environment. The basis of science is to go into a problem with an open mind o Be biased Environmentalists are not necessarily scientists 2 points of views: Cornucopia : horn of plenty Human ingenuity will see us through our environmental problems via new technologies and the such. We have not much to worry about When it becomes a problem, we will figure it out through some sort of technology, but we’ll be fine Cassandra : mythical princess of Troy who prophesized about dire future scenarios All is lost because of our impact on the environment. We cannot fix it
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