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Lecture 12

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Sheldon Ungar

SOCA02H3: Lecture 12 per capita drop, renewable resourrces , 90-10' whats happened with oil and gas?-predicted we'd reach peak and we'd be down but we're on way up, fracking new method natural gas better than coal but a pollutant people have moved into dangerous areas, their living in hurricane zones effects of montreal protocols; concentration of CEF dropping we'renot getting ozone losses morality rate; their dropping around the world food and developed countries if we run out of something prices go up and vice versa we're dealing with chaotic phenomenons, sorting out the result; spaceship metaphor; we are a spaceship , now its global they find the polar bears are full of chemicals, around the world, there is a limited amount and we're to dependent on each other, natures veto gaia hypothesis-planet is a life system and changes will make it chaotic ex oxygen in atmosphere 25%, leads to too much fires we need it at a certain level climate is living system with us, animals, and oxygens in range, if we destroy oceans we could change oxygen, nature would wipe us out we need termites, they eat up waste w/o we would clog on ourselves, their like garbage eaters Rivet metaphor; we may be living on a rivet systm and then it busts the rivet thats critical ex ozone hole-threat to animal, plant people life climate change-Atlantic conveyor belt, cold weather, come downed to south, if it stopped we have no way of observing weather-singularity sperm count; created panic, sociology and the environment; used to be theories of geographic determinism northern vs southern people-linked to races, and climate got thrown out with it exceptionalism- sense we're above natures, we can overcome all natural challenges, even if climate change turns to be real, we did solve issues with ozone ex, climate change affects crops shortages, drouts, fires we're not above environment as much in ecology; idea everything is interconnected idea cant do one thing ex oxygen you can change that and not affect other things DDT in borneo- desimitated the wasps, rooms of peoples houses were chewed off deer’s arent around anymore, we need a population balance cant kill all animals killed flies, lizzards dying and then cats dying, caused more rats, garret harding; notion you have sheep herders, they are eating grass small numbers whats the advantage add more sheep , wool, no longer manage carrying capacity, what are global commons; oceans- cods , pollution, air the atmosphere, we tragedy their climate change or pollution sustainable development; dont wanna affect future generations ex how much fish can we take now so future generations will have fish how much forest can we take so that in future they'll be enough wood we cant answer that partial solution-replant with fish solution-fish farms environmental attitudes; support base in western society is limited, US against environment concern grew after 84' theres been a deep decline, environment near the bottom of our concern summer 88' and 2012'-comparable to sandy, drought, dominant issue is economy and crime and terror is second in the states, 88' environment was at the top now its trivial attitudes for environment; what do people do ex, people switch with ozone, aerosols, used t
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