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Technology, Society, Environment Studies
TSES 2305
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Chapter 9 TSEEnvironmental SustainabilityResource consumption and waste disposal are not sustainable Basic goal of sustainability ensure the continuing quality of the environment Its development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs Careless disposal of waste and excessive consumption of resource have led to this problem Higher GDP tends to have more energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions After the war electricity and oil were cheap therefore they used so much 1Silent Spring 1962 Carson described the dangers of pesticides Raised awareness 2The Population bomb 1968 Book that stated population would surpass agricultural food supply 3The Limits to Growth 1972 Club of Rome published this report warned about uncontrolled human consumption and an inhabitable planet 4Gaia 1979 Linked Earth to a selfregulating living being we should cherish it like our home 5The Brundtland report 1987 Brundtland Commission issued Our Common Future and defined sustainable development Linked industrial development to possible consequences 6Montreal Protocol 1987 Took in effect 1989 chlorofluorocarbons reduced ozone were banned Stabilizes the ozone has been the most effective international environmental treaty 7Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 1988 Scientists that monitor research around the world and provides objective opinion on climate changeconsequencesalternatives 8The Earth Summit in Rio 1992 165 nations agreed to reduce GHG goal wasnt achieved 9The Kyoto Protocol 1997 80 countries agreed in japan to reduce their emissions below the levels of 1992 52 United States did not participate after 2001 and Canada could not meet its goals in 2010 in fact GHG was increased Renegotiated
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