FOR200H1 Lecture 8: Lecture 8 - Beyond Pipeline Politics: why big-picture thinking is critical for environmental planning

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25 Dec 2015
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Lecture 8 beyond pipeline politics: why big-picture thinking is critical for environmental planning. So far we"ve looked at 3 biomes: acadian forest, boreal forest, temperate forest, most of the planet has been impacted by some form of human activity, roads, pump jacks, transmission lines. Environmental impacts of growing food has had major implications land use this. Combined impacts of all the land uses can bring us to critical thresholds: bring us to irrevocable changes, species extinction. Ex: caribou + grizzly bears very sensitive to habitat fragmentation. Bc peace region: north-eastern bc, peace watershed is in territory of beaver people, cross-hatched area = yellowstone=yukon corridor. Allows them to travel along spine of western n. america: unbelievable assemblage of different types of industrial development (roads, dams, fracking, logging) = development layered on top of each other. 8517 petroleum and natural gas facilities just within that area of. Found 16,267 oil and gas well sites territory.

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