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Department
Environmental Science
Course
EESA01H3
Professor
Carl Mitchell
Semester
Fall

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L02 - Population and Environmental Consequences Environmental degradation population growth, misuseoveruse of resources Carrying capacity - maximum population size of a given species a given environment - can sustain (finite) - 10 million to 33 billion - change carrying capacity by changing the limiting factors (increasing food, decreasing disease, more spacewater) - we have no idea how our carrying capacity will alter itself t(d) = ln(2) x 100 growth rate(%) = 70 growth rate(%) 4 changes in culture, technology 1. Cultural RevolutionPaleolithic Period: tools, fire, omnivores, speech & communication, little evidence of population 2. Agricultural Revolution: farmers, easier to meet needs .. population increase - reduction of area needed per person - excess of food production - establishment of settlements - social structures - Fertile Crescent - (soil salinization collapse of society) 3. Industrial Revolution: manufacturing, urban society, use of energy - improved sanitation and medicine - more advanced in agriculture
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