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Lecture 5

UU101 Lecture 5: Class 5 Notes
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University Interdisciplinary
Course Code
UU101
Professor
Manuel Riemer

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UU-101 Class 5 (January 18th, 2018) -- Human Sphere
Earth systems vs. Human systems
Mitigation (solving at the root of the problem) and adaptation (dealing with the situation
at its present level) are both human responses
Human dimensions (GGC)
o Causes
Carrying capacity
Amount of resources available
Size of population
Level of consumption
Human drivers
Population growth (size, density, distribution) mainly in the city
Technology developed destructive (pollution) and high-energy
Consumption 30-40% of total carbon dioxide commission are
from individuals operating in their home/private vehicles
o Individual, social context, organizational context,
communities, political cultural and economic context,
geosphere (target is individual)
The Performance Gap
2-4.5% of energy
Example Recycle
Political-economic
o Ideology of unlimited growth
o Influence form media and social movements
o Business use recyclable packaging
Communities
o Availability of curb-side pickup in neighbourhood
o Community and city norms
Organizational
o Learning about recycling and recycling practise in school
and workplace
o Influence from bodies such as religious and community
groups
Social
o Neighbourhood and family norms
o Influence from friends and peers
Individuals
o Motivation to recycle
o Recycling habits
o Knowledge
o Buying recycled good
Human Needs (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)
Self-actualization ex. hobbies, travel, education
o Achieving one’s full potential, including creative activities
o Self-fulfillment
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UU-101 Class 5 (January 18 , 2018) -- Human Sphere Earth systems vs. Human systems Mitigation (solving at the root of the problem) and adaptation (dealing with the situation at its present level) are both human responses Human dimensions (GGC) o Causes Carrying capacity Amount of resources available Size of population Level of consumption Human drivers Population growth (size, density, distribution) mainly in the city Technology developed destructive (pollution) and high-energy Consumption 30-40% of total carbon dioxide commission are from individuals operating in their home/private vehicles o Individual, social context, organizational context, communities, political cultural and economic context, geosphere (target is individual) The Performance Gap 2-4.5% of energy Example Recycle Political-economic o Ideology of unlimited growth o Influence form media and social movements o Business use recyclable packaging Communities o Availability of curb-side pickup in neighbourhood o Community and city norms Organizational o Learning about recycling and recycling practise in school and workplace o Influence from bodies such as religious and community groups Social o Neighbourhood and family norms o Influence from friends and peers Individuals o Motivation to recycle o Recycling habits o Knowledge o Buying recycled good Human Needs (Maslows Hierarchy of Needs) Self-actualization ex. hobbies, travel, education o Achieving ones full potential, including creative activities o Self-fulfillment
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