Down dropt the breeze, the sails dropt down,
'Twas sad as sad could be;
And we did speak only to break
The silence of the sea!
All in a hot and copper sky,
The bloody Sun, at noon,
Right up above the mast did stand,
No bigger than the Moon.
Day after day,
February 6, 2011
Droughts, Floods and Food
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Were in the midst of a global food crisis the second in three years. World
food prices hit a record in January, driven by huge increases in the prices of
wheat, corn, sugar and oils. These soaring
In response to some questions regarding what is reallllly important? on the first exam,
Im providing you with a brief list of terms and terminology that weve discussed so far.
(It is roughly in order sequential order from day 1 until today.)
Nuclear Energy: Fact Check
How Much Does the United States Use?
With the nuclear reactor crisis in Japan continuing to unfold, an important discussion has
been taking place in the U.S. about the current and future role of nuclear energy and our
Forty Years of Dependency? Oils evolution since the Embargo
Evan Musolino Revolt 2013-10-29
The 40th anniversary of the Arab Oil Embargo offers a unique opportunity to reflect on
four decades of developments in the energy sector in the United States and a
Fuel Costs Shift Equation for Life in Far Suburbs
ELIZABETH, Colo. Suddenly, the economics of American suburban life are under
assault as skyrocketing energy prices inflate the costs of reaching, heating and cooling
homes on the distant edges of metropoli
Coal is an organic rock (in contrast to most other rocks in the Earth's crust, which are
inorganic). Its molecular structure is very complex. Fortunately, we don't need to analyze
this structure in order to understand coal's virtues and vices. What w
Fossil Fuels Dominate Primary Energy Consumption
Milena Gonzalez and Matt Lucky | Oct 22, 2013
Coal, natural gas, and oil accounted for 87 percent of global primary energy
consumption in 2012 as the growth of worldwide energy use continued to slow
IPCCs First Assessment Report (1990):
We calculate with confidence that: .CO2 has been responsible for over half
the enhanced greenhouse effect;
There are many uncertainties in our predictions particularly with regard to
the timing, magnitude and regional
Public Perceptions of Nuclear Power
An Opinion Survey
_1. Nuclear energy has the potential to significantly alleviate our present energy
shortages particularly our depe
Kevin Kelleher Popular Science August 2004 How long will the oil age last?
Quick, how many years will it be before the world runs out of oil? Don't know? Join the club. actually,
choose one of several clubs, each of which vehemently disagrees with the oth
How Green Are Biofuels?
This perspectives article was recently published in AAAS Science
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: How Green Are Biofuels?
Jrn P. W. Scharlemann and William F. Laurance*
Quick guide: Biofuels
What are biofuels?
Biofuels are any kind of fuel made from living things, or from the waste they produce.
This is a very long and diverse list, including:
wood, wood chippings and straw
pellets or liquids made from wood
Geo 2001 Natural Resources and World Development
Final Exam Review Topics. Total of between 30-40 scan-tron questions.
Because of lost time and not being able to address some topics directly I am NOT
including class discussions on the topics of alternativ
Water Uses and Demands
Control of the Hydrological Cycle
Many ways we use Water:
In-stream uses- let the river run
As a carrying medium
As aquatic habitiat
As a medium of recreation
Consumption change of pathway in the hydrological cycle
Domestic or h
For the 2nd exam make sure you are familiar with and understand the
significance of all of the following ideas and terms:
Soil texture, structure and composition
Soil chemistry and acidity
Soil physical properties and water holding cap
These are naturally occurring Earth resources (and processes) and they must be valuable
enough for us to: 1. seek out, 2. locate and define, 3. extract, 4. transport, 5. refine and
adapt for our own purposes and eve
Oil and Natural Gas the mainstays of energy consumption today
(and for the foreseeable future?)
This quote comes from a very lengthy Wikipedia article which covers many different
aspects of the petroleum industry. Be sure to review the table of contents o
COAL cheap, abundant, available and distributed world-wide.
Instead of posting images here, I want you to do a simple search and find some of your
own. Do a google search on the term mountaintop removal images an
Water - the most essential resource.
Water topics are logically divided into those issues related to QUANTITY and those
issues related to QUALITY. There may be overlap in certain instances but most issues
can be placed in on one side or another.
Do you kn
(also sometimes referred to as STOCK resources)
This short Wikipedia article is concise and dispels some of the common misconceptions
about resources. It also clearly indicates
Alternative Forms of Energy
As with other topics like food and agriculture, biotic resources and population this is an
extremely large and diverse subject. There are many different forms of alternative energy
(i.e. alternatives to the main ones we use tod
ENERGY the ultimate resource
Energy is such a large and important topic that it is difficult to even begin to cover this in a
limited number of classes. The following web link is to a set of YOU TUBE videos that have
been extracted from a much larger docu
ENERGY CHOICES AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change should be considered the wild card in the deck when it comes to natural
resource issues. Climate change is both natural and human induced. It is a complex
system about which we are still discovering basic i
take particular note of excellent set of graphs and diagrams