1. Orographic precipitation (effect of mountain ranges)
a. causes precipitation when moisture laden air approaches a mountain range
and is forced to rise and cool, thus forming an arid region on the other side (rain
shadow) when the dry air descends and w
1.What was the earliest Empire mentioned in lecture?
2.Approximately when did the Industrial Revolution begin?
Stop the presses! Let me off the bus! Revolutionary idea!
We can explain past event by understanding processes that occur today.
If it doesnt really sound revolutionary, think again. It is at the heart of some
very heated arguments today, one of which is
What is energy?
This is one of those pregnant questions that just leads to many more questions like, What are the
kinds of energy?or How many kinds of energy are there? In philosophical terms, no one knows what
energy is. This is not very satisfying to th
Heres the punch line for the entire course:
If Odum was correct (and there is no evidence that he was incorrect)
then the structure of society is determined as an outcome of the same
physical laws that structure physical and ecological systems.
Stop the Presses! Let me off the Bus!
We can explain past events by
understanding processes that occur
If this doesnt really sound revolutionary, think again. It is at the
heart of some very heated arguments today, one of which
Study Guide for Exam 2
The test will be on Monday, 19 October and will be online just like the first test, in class. You will have the entire class
period to take it and it will be a larger test, one that covers several topics from the course.
BLOOD AND OIL
-For US oil central to the American way of life
-Petroleum age began early 1960s, leading world consumer of oil
-90% transportation relies on petroleum
-Many product industries rely on petroleum (pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, plastics, paint)
Harlan County USA Documentary notes
-Eastover Mining Company- coal mining company where this strike occurs
-Norman Yarborough- President of Eastover mining company
-Brookside Mine- specific mine where strike occurred, in Harlan County
- Strike in early 19
Dr. John Hains- BIOL 2040
3 December 2015
Oil plays an enormous role in Americas society, without it the current way of life would
be impossible. Since America cannot live without oil, at least not for the time being, the sou
Test 1 Review
Electromagnetic force is stronger and operates over longer distances than
gravitational force, and has polarity
Hadley cells- patterns of atmospheric circulation over tropic regions, do not
create deserts and are not result of air with great
What is the Greenhouse Effect and why is it important?
The greenhouse effect is a phenomenon that exists in Earths atmosphere and has great
influence on the temperature of, and therefore life on, the surface of the Earth. The greenho
Clemson Energy Usage Assignment
Clemson University uses an enormous amount of energy each year, it must supply energy
for classrooms, libraries, living quarters, dining halls, laboratories, and many other functions that
demand large amounts of
Study Guide for BIOSC 2040 Environment, Energy, and Society First Exam
The exam will be completed online using the Blackboard assessment facility. The exam will not
be visible until class time and unless you have a written accommodation YOU MUST ATTEND
Clemson Energy Assignment
Clemson University, being generally considered as a large college campus, naturally
consumes large amounts of energy per year. The total consumption on campus as reported in
2014 amounted to 990.78 Mi
Sowhat book do you think these fine New Mexico citizens are burning?
Sowhat book do you think these find New Mexico citizens are burning?
Harry Potter, of course!
Environment, Energy, & Society
August 22, 2016
Continuation of notes of 8/19/2016
Generally when theres a significant breakthrough in science, its written up in a formal paper containing
all the information needed for other scientists to replicate the exp
August 19, 2016
Environment, Energy, & Society
Ethicso Current political issues:
Cuts to social programs
o Social Issues:
Right to vote
o Medical/social issues:
Stem cell research
End of life- living will, right to
Test 6 Study Questions
1. Geothermal energy is primarily limited
by the geographical distribution of geothermal reservoirs
by the inefficiency of the generation cycle
by access to water sources
by its tendency to emit environmental contaminant
Multiple choice: Circle the letter for the BEST answer.
1. Breeder reactors breed
a. additional uranium 235
b. additional uranium 238
c. both uranium 235 and plutonium
e. all of the above
2. Isotopes of an element
a. will ALWAYS have
What this course is about.
Environment We will begin at a global scale and describe
aspects of the environment that apply to scales which range
to a personal level.
Energy Most persons are confused about energy (they
often dont know theyre confused) and w
These can be funny (Loch Ness Monster) or
hurtful (this list is too long and painful).
But we all engage in them fairly often.
Subway Customers Claim
False Advertising for
11-Inch Foot-Long Subs
In 2004, a religious sect called
Blood and Oil - Guide to the Documentary
This assignment is designed to help you 'digest' the documentary and it will NOT be graded. But
it will help you incorporate the information presented in the documentary into the overall course.
Michael Klare is a