POL114H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Correlation Does Not Imply Causation, Group Of 77, Kyoto Protocol

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Report concludes that humans are damaging the environment at a rapid rate. In the last 50 years a rising human population has polluted or overexploited 2/3 of the ecosystems on which life depends, including clear air and fresh water. Cornucopian view: believe that there is nothing wrong with the environment, believe that everything will naturally cycle, argue that statistics are all alarmists. Julian simon wrote a book called the ultimate resource. Argues that all of the cassandra"s views are fake, that there are too few humans on the earth, and the resources available on this planet will be able to support the population of the planet. Believes that you can feed the whole world on the land of connecticut and mass. Cassandra view: look at things a little more pessimistically, and call on statistics to prove their point. Biodiversity loss 100 to 1000 times the normal rate, habitat destruction has occurred, and 60% of.

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