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3/5/2021 1 WELCOME TO EV201! EV201 |2021 Environment and Society in the Pacific Islands EV201 Journey WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST AS YOU BEGIN THIS JOURNEY EV201 Environment and Society in the Pacific Islands
3/5/2021 2 Introduction Week 1 Lecture 2 EV201 Environment and Society in the Pacific Islands The Environment! EV201 Environment and Society in the Pacific Islands
3/5/2021 What is Life? Single-celled Organism Multi-celled Organism Plant cells Animal cells EV201 Environment and Society in the Pacific Islands
3 What is Life? Source: Marth 2008
3/5/2021 4 What is Life? EV201 Environment and Society in the Pacific Islands What is Life? Individuals (units) vary from each other No two people are the same Even identical twins are different in some ways EV201 Environment and Society in the Pacific Islands
3/5/2021 5 The Earth What makes the earth conducive for life to exist? 1. Right distance from the Sun 2. Has a magnetic field that protects from UV radiation 3. Has an insulating atmosphere 4. The right chemical ingredients EV201 Environment and Society in the Pacific Islands The Earth EV201 Environment and Society in the Pacific Islands
3/5/2021 6 Interactions between spheres i.e. Biogeochemical Processes Human Interactions across the spheres The Earth EV201 Environment and Society in the Pacific Islands Humans and their environment The relationship between humans and their environment is complex. There are often: Instances of great destruction in both directions (humans against the environment, natural forces against humans) How do we relate to nature?

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