Genetically Modified Organisms Are Not the Villain
Through the centuries people have been looking for answers to the question of population
growth versus sustainability. The problem is that our population is growing
Submit your third and final essay to the ANGEL Discussion Forum in your team folder
before 11:59pm EST. In this third essay, you must incorporate your teammates' essays
in rounds 1 and 2 to discuss what you have learned during the course of the debate and
DEBATE ROUND 1:
What regulation should apply to extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.
Who should decide whether and how to drill.
Whose interests should take priority.
Why does this form of regulation help us achieve sustainabili
Which of the following assumptions does Robbins suggest is a potential problem for those
who want to take women's knowledge in environmental systems seriously?
A) that in all cultures men are always considered superior to women
B) that women's k
The part that fascinated me the most about this weeks readings were the stark
differences in ideas of how the earth and population are interacting. With Malthus on one
side claiming overpopulation will destroy our food sources leading to an inev
Through this week I found environmental injustice to be a new and interesting topic for
me. Throughout this class we have talked a lot about how we as a population interact
with the environment. From how we abuse to how we try to understand it.
Looking back at the writings of Cronon, his ideas of how people interact with nature fit perfectly with
how the Californians are handling this drought. He argues that people have an utter disregard for nature
because they find it inevitable and beautiful.
While reading about the Flint water crisis I couldnt help but draw comparisons to the TED
Talk given by Majora Carter. In Greening the Ghetto, Carter discussed the state of her
neighborhood in the South Bronx while she was growing up. She had to deal with
In what ways does climate change contribute to the spread of disease in the case of zika virus specifically,
and also more broadly?
What factors contribute to a community's vulnerability to diseases, like the zika virus?
What potential consequences could
These past couple of weeks have been very eye opening for me as a consumer. Personally, I do
look at the aesthetics of my produce when I am shopping. I check my apples for bruising and I
make sure my avocados arent too mushy. However, I think most of my c
During this weeks readings and films I was most interested in the King Corn film. Mostly I was
shocked as to what these two men uncovered. What started out as a journey to understand why
corn was such a primary part of their diet turned into a r
I found the descriptions that William Cronon used to describe the human relationship with
nature incredibly intriguing and it made me think of even how I consider nature and what
is natural. On page 30 of Uncommon Ground, Cronon states, often wh
DEBATE ROUND #2
How are you defining sustainability?
Whose interests should take priority, and at what scale (local, state, national, global)?
How and why do you agree/disagree with your classmates' comments and essays?
How does your plan for
This week the reading that I found most interesting was Enforcing Scarcity: Oil, Violence, and
the Making of the Market. The most interesting part for me was the side that the author took on
the connection between oil and violence. Most of the a
I thought the video that was assigned this week was very interesting, and a lot of what I learned
was new and some of it shocking. Overall, I thought it was interesting how the whole process
went completely full circle. The cotton started as cro
Climate change has always been a very publicized issue. The carbon dioxide emissions have
been affecting the planet on dangerous levels. However, even with all of these issues being
publicized things arent changing fast enough. This week I found
After doing the readings and watching the video for this week I was most impacted by what was
said in the TED talk. Right off the bat there were some alarming statistics thrown at you. These
statistics described how this current generation is sh
This weeks readings were very eye opening for me. As like most of this class, this week got me
thinking about the environment from a new perspective. I found what I read in the article
Conservation Geographies in Sub-Saharan Africa to be very in