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restriction, to fish the seas to extinctions, to have his herd grow and graze without restriction, and to pollute without concern. What does Hardin mean by these terms? 2.“no technical solution problem” a.He means that we cannot create a solution to the problem for over-population by using technical methods. The method he suggests is limiting breeding to those best suited to giving the next generation the best genes.3.“It is not mathematically possible to maximize for two (or more) variables at the same time”a.When speaking in mathematical terms and solving an equation, you can never reach a solution for two variables at once. 4.“Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all”a.This means that if everyone is allowed to pollute and populate at their will, we in the end will all suffer.5.“Fouling our own nest”a.Means that we are trashing our own homes with no regard for the consequences.6.“The morality of an act is a function of the state of the system at the time it is performed”a.Where there is a public that can be harmed by the act that is when it becomes a moral issue, if there is no public then there is no perceived harm done.7.“Conscience is self-eliminating”a.This means that people who are aware of the overpopulation problem will not create more humans because they will in a sense eliminate themselves by it.8.“Status-quo is action”a.The things that we have been doing forever, are actions. If we do not change thoseconventions we will produce harm or evils.Cristine Rojas
Article 9: “The Future Is Drying Up”Jon GertnerApril 30, 2017Authors Note: Jon GertnerJon Gertner is a Cullman fellow at the New York Public Library, has written many articles about science, engineering, society and economics for a variety of magazines. He has also been published for works written about innovation and its process. 1Article 9: “The Future Is Drying Up”Jon GertnerNotes:global warming more commonly evokes the specter of rising oceans submerging our great coastal citiesthe loss of the deep accumulation of high-altitude winter snow that melts each spring to provide the American West with most of its water seems to be a more modest worry1 Source:
diminished supplies of fresh water might prove a far more serious problem than slowly rising seasthe snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, which provides most of the water for Northern California, was at its lowest level in 20 years.30 million people depend on the water from the Colorado River, a reduced river would wreak chaos in seven states: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California.if some of the Southwest’s largest reservoirs empty out, the region would experience an apocalypse, an Armageddon.