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Department
International Development Studies
Course
IDSB04H3
Professor
Anne- Emanuelle Birn
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture10- C H10- HealthandtheEnvironment November-16-10 1:38PM ClimateChange: Thehow - Greenhouseeffect makesearth habitable(atmosphereiswarmed bynaturallyoccurringgases trappingheat of sun) - Hugeriseinconcentration of main g-housesince1750: Co2,CH4,H2O - Principal Sources: Electricitygeneration Factoryproduction Motor vehicleuse Agricultureandlandusechanges - Market forces-- shapingproduction andconsumption patterns-- arefar moreimportant than population inexplainingpatternsof fossil fuel consumption Climatechange: potential healthconsequences- p. 477-8 - Heat: Heat waves Droughts: food shortageandlossof arableandhabitableland - Precipitation changes: Aridareasbecomingdirer, humidwetter Ocean levelsroseby10-20cum in 20th century Water and air bornepathogens Mosquito breedingsites; new diseases Potential displacement of humanpopulation (23 within 60km of sealine Damageto fisheriesandaquifers Loss of liveli
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