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SOCA02H3 Lecture Notes - Thorstein Veblen, Bulgarian Lev, Flocculation

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Winter 2011

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA02H3
Professor
Mc Kinon

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ENVIRONMENT (CONTD.)
1905 a huge earthquake in San Francisco, California
Japanese have developed earthquake-proof buildings
Some global warming experts are claiming that earthquake and tsunami in Japan is
because of global warming
Global warming says you are responsible for the weather and natural disasters
Christianity and environmentalism
Christianity is a religion, environmentalism is the work of atheists
Environmentalists created a religion out of their beliefs
Genesis took place in the garden of eve
oCant eat fruits from the forbidden tree but eats and this falls into evil
dominating the world
Mass production, population and urban explosion, CO2 emissions
Greed and environmentalism
oCatholics purchased
oRemission of sin if you give money to the church, your sins are forgiven
The Disposable Society
We live in a world that disposes things
An average person in US discards many things
Throwaway packaging is an offender of the disposable society
Excess packaging creates excess garbage
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oFast-food is an offender of this
Self-destruct products batteries, disposable cameras, light-bulbs
Eliminate disposable society
Thorstein Veblen American sociologist
oCame up with planned obsolescence
The product will self-destruct and there will be plenty of garbage -
caused by overconsumption
Per capita consumption in developed world is more than in the third world
oPeople in the developed world consume 50 times more steel than people in
third world
oOne hundred and seventy times more newspaper
oTwo hundred and fifty times more gasoline
oThree hundred times more plastic
Environments in the developed world are cleaner than in the third world
Landfill sight fill the whole with solid waste
oWe dont want a landfill sight
Adams mine an abandoned open pit iron ore mine situated on the Canadian Shield
Many things in landfills dont decompose
oIf you throw tires in landfill sights, they stay there forever
The government in the UK did a study on plastic bags and reusable bags
oPlastic bags are more environmentally-friendly because it uses little energy
oPeople throw away reusable bags after approx 4 times of its use
Recycling is a way of controlling waste
Water has air pollution
The hydrological cycle the earth naturally recycles water
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o97% of all water in the world is in the oceans
oThe remaining 3% is in the great lakes
The sun heats it, it evaporates and forms clouds
Water evaporates at a lower temp than most pollutants
oRain water is relatively pure
This water falls on the land masses, drains into
rivers and lakes and is back into the ocean the
recycling process
Water supply
oIn ancient civilizations (china, Mesopotamian) people had water rights
We have secure water supply in US, Canada and parts of Asia
Middle East uses ground water, is an area of rising population so they fear theyll
run out of water
Water is required in irrigation
Takes water from the oceans
oSaudi Arabia has desalinization
Takes salt from the ocean water and you get pure water
We now consume 4 times the water as the people did in 1950
Underground water is a natural source of water and we are using it very fast
Southern India (Tamil Nadu) water table level has fallen 30 meters
Household around the world account for 10% of water
We use 25% of global water for industrial use
The rest is taken by farming
Old irrigation technology (water sprinkler)
oEvaporation is a big problem in these technologies
Mexico city has pumped out much of its groundwater
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ENVIRONMENT (CONTD.) 1905 a huge earthquake in San Francisco, California Japanese have developed earthquake-proof buildings Some global warming experts are claiming that earthquake and tsunami in Japan is because of global warming Global warming says you are responsible for the weather and natural disasters Christianity and environmentalism Christianity is a religion, environmentalism is the work of atheists Environmentalists created a religion out of their beliefs Genesis took place in the garden of eve o Cant eat fruits from the forbidden tree but eats and this falls into evil dominating the world Mass production, population and urban explosion, CO emiss2ons Greed and environmentalism o Catholics purchased o Remission of sin if you give money to the church, your sins are forgiven The Disposable Society We live in a world that disposes things An average person in US discards many things Throwaway packaging is an offender of the disposable society Excess packaging creates excess garbage www.notesolution.com
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