World On Edge
Chaptr 1 On Edge:
Falling water tables now = rising food prices later (food bubbles) pg. 8
Failing States: countries whose govts can no longer provide personal, food or basic security pg.
Plan B: pg. 16
1) 80% cut in carbon emissions by20
The issues of climate change are quickly nipping at our heels, and some nations have
already begun to get bitten. As a member of the BRICS countries consisting of Brazil, Russia,
India, China and So
Since Copenhagen, over fifty countries have pledged greenhouse gas reduction targets to
the UNFCCC. Brazil has gone a step further and turned its commitment into national law
(Robinson, 1). This is a great summary
GEOG 236: Conservation: Global Issues
FINAL EXAM ESSAY QUESTION BANK
In the first chapter of World on the Edge, Brown states that if we continue with
business as usual, the end of civilization as we know it will
What are the three major global atmospheric problems we discussed and why has there been such a
difference in level of success between the three?
1. Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
The ozone hole was a very tangible problem (i.e., you could see it o
Is brown pushing the panic button too much?
How much energy do we use?
How do we source it? 87% of the worlds global energy consumption is based on fossil fuels
How do we use this energy? Can we cut down on the use?
Expected increase in demand? We have to
GEOG236 Conservation: Global Issues
In the process of developing our concept map, our group took different approaches. There
was a substantial amount of material to be covered so we divided and individually put our ideas
onto a google d