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Lecture 3

UU101 Lecture 3: Class 3 Notes
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Department
University Interdisciplinary
Course Code
UU101
Professor
Manuel Riemer

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UU-101 Class 3 (January 11th, 2018)
Video
Ate cactus; barely no nutrition
Ate ash mixed with water
Trump doesn’t believe in the impact of climate change
Rivers have turned into puddles
Climate change mostly occurs because of affluent people and affects the poorest
Most kids are dropping out of school in order to find food for their family
World food program supplies free food for the students (rates raised by 50% due to this)
Sustainability Challenges
Challenge -- something that t its nature character serves as a call to battle, contest, special
effort, etc.
Margaret Mead quote about changing the world
Ozone Holes and its risks
o Skin cancer
o Eye damage slow blindness
o Damage to immune system (weakens; cannot respond to certain illness’)
o Aging of skin
o Difficulty breathing, chest pain, and throat irritation
o Decline of amphibian species
o Planktons (affects our oceans)
Two approaches to react
o Adaptation
Adapt to the changing environment and make sure we can operate under
the new environment (ex. wearing sunscreen)
o Mitigation
Trying to get to the root problem to minimize or get rid of it; ensure it
does not get more severe (elimination of CFC’s – made a ban in the 70’s)
Grassroots movements
o Protest to ban Styrofoam packages from McDonald’s which contained CFC’s
(forced McDonald’s to ask their suppliers to eliminate the use of CFC’s in
packaging)
o The Montreal Protocol
1987
an international agreement (many countries signed) to ban CFC’s
best example of coming together s an international community
Sustainability challenges
o Assess and understand risk
o Adapt
o Mitigate
Investigate causes
Primary
Secondary
Creates changes
Psychological and cultural
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UU-101 Class 3 (January 11 , 2018) Video Ate cactus; barely no nutrition Ate ash mixed with water Trump doesnt believe in the impact of climate change Rivers have turned into puddles Climate change mostly occurs because of affluent people and affects the poorest Most kids are dropping out of school in order to find food for their family World food program supplies free food for the students (rates raised by 50% due to this) Sustainability Challenges Challenge -- something that t its nature character serves as a call to battle, contest, special effort, etc. Margaret Mead quote about changing the world Ozone Holes and its risks o Skin cancer o Eye damage slow blindness o Damage to immune system (weakens; cannot respond to certain illness) o Aging of skin o Difficulty breathing, chest pain, and throat irritation o Decline of amphibian species o Planktons (affects our oceans) Two approaches to react o Adaptation Adapt to the changing environment and make sure we can operate under the new environment (ex. wearing sunscreen) o Mitigation Trying to get to the root problem to minimize or get rid of it; ensure it does not get more severe (elimination of CFCs made a ban in the 70s) Grassroots movements o Protest to ban Styrofoam packages from McDonalds which contained CFCs (forced McDonalds to ask their suppliers to eliminate the use of CFCs in packaging) o The Montreal Protocol 1987 an international agreement (many countries signed) to ban CFCs best example of coming together s an international community Sustainability challenges o Assess and understand risk o Adapt o Mitigate Investigate causes Primary Secondary Creates changes Psychological and cultural
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