BIOL 350 Lecture Notes - No Worries, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

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WHERE ARE WE NOW?
References=key sources for lecture info
millennium ecosystem assessment
HUMANS
only been around for a limited time
what do we want from our civilization
well-being wanted in our lives
want to feel wanted
limiting factors threatening well-being
o extent individs are able to live the kinds of lives that are
valued
! examples: health, material needs, security, safe
environ, effective social relations (need other
individs to feel a certain way)
WHY ARE THESE THINGS IMPORTANT
o Rare required for us to do things that we depend on
o want things from all diff habitats for all the diff services
WHAT DO POLITICIANS SAY
Have to say things are optimistic and that we will be fine
BUISNESSES
Invest in the stock market –fixable economy
SCIENTIST
No worries –will find technology to fix problems
MEDIA
Bringing stories that we want to hear
NATURAL RESOURCES
Used and tied up
result in products
nat resrcs=inputs
PROBLMES
With the input and the output
natural ecosystems regenerate things in a way that worked
for long periods of time
as long as pollutants and problems are immobilized problems
are solved
RENEWABLE RESOURCES
Managed well
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