IDSB04H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Asthma, Waterborne Diseases, Industrial Revolution

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Health and the environment lecture 9 november 16th, 2010. Box 10-1, table 10-2, table 10-3: know agents of environmental health problems. 472-3: from hunter gathers 150,000 years ago. Figure 10-1: policies and politics feeding back into the health environment, nothing natural about a disaster = ecological disaster. Climate change pg 475-8: un intergov panel on climate change reached consensus in 07: Related to human activities, especially fossil fuel burning: magnitude of relationship, currently and in future, remains uncertain. Production: fourfold rise in energy production. Table 10-1: 1990-2004 huge increase in tons, certain parts of the world emit more than other parts. Climate change: potential health consequences (477-8: heat waves and droughts, precipitation changes, climate change: large scale effects with interlocking relationships. Box 10-2: consequences of and responses to climate change go beyond the lifetimes and personal sacrifices (p. 479) Ecological footprint p 480: translates human consumption of renewable natural resources into hectares of avg biologically productive land.

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