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TECHNOLOGY & THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT lecture.doc

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA02H3
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Winter

Description
TECHNOLOGYGLOBAL ENVIRONMENTCH 22Massive population growth over past 100 yearsIndustrializationUrbanizationEcology The study of the interaction of living organisms and the natural environmentEcology first developed in GermanyNatural Environment The earths surface and atmosphere including living organisms as well as the air water soil and other resources necessary to sustain lifeEcosystem A system composed of interactions of all living organisms and their natural environmentsThe Ecosystem is a whole affects the whole planet The Ecosystem is the whole planetAll interrelated and interdependent Eco means houseEnvironmental DeficitThe long term negative consequences to the natural environment caused by humanitys preoccupation with material affluence ex pollution acid rainTECHNOLOGYENVIRONMENT 3 Stages of Development1We started as hunter gatherersbands of 2025 people that had not impact on theenvironment2Societies at intermediate stage of developmentPori cultural societies small scale farmingPastoralism taming animalshorses dogs oxen cats etcAgricultural Societies use animal drawn plows Slash and Burn technique for clearing forests so you can farm on it
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