Class Notes (1,100,000)
CA (620,000)
Queen's (10,000)
GEOL (500)
GEOL 106 (300)
Lecture 1

106 Lecture 1: Week 1


Department
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Course Code
GEOL 106
Professor
John Hanes
Lecture
1

This preview shows half of the first page. to view the full 2 pages of the document.
Monday Class 2015-02-11
John A. Hanes
Hanes@geol.qeensu.ca
613-533-6188
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice. – William Durant (Historian)
Why has there been an increase in the impact of natural hazard events?
Partly because population growth – more people experience the events (2011 we passed 7 billion people in
the world)
Over the past few numbered years the population growth has been growing exponentially
1800 <1 billion
1900 1.6 billion
1950 2.5
2000 6.0
2010 ~7.0
Local Scale
Quebec oil tank collision
Regional Scale:
Oil extraction
Aral Sea – 4th largest body of water
1960, desert was irrigated to grow cotton
Water was extracted from Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers
Result in shrinkage of Aral Sea
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version