[ENV100H1] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (116 pages long)

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ENV100H1
FINAL EXAM
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- How do we define the environment
- Why? The environment is a legal entity
- How different countries view the environment
- In certain countries it has legal agency and the same rights as a human being
- The environment usually does have a legal definition and policies written around it
- We need to have definitions that we agree about
oHealthy vs unhealthy environment
- How do we think and relate to the environment
- Environmentalism is not the same thing as environmental science
- Often scientists are environmentalists because there is overlap between the two
- The rights of nature
oEx. In Ecuador, nature has rights
Controversial and singular to give a non-human entity rights like a human
being
Anyone can bring a suit on behalf of mother nature just the same as if
someone has been hurt
- Strong ally with all of the indigenous movements
- Anti-Harper because of the government’s anti-environment legislation
- Fisheries act is one of the oldest pieces of legislation in Canada
oHarper government since it was pro-oil complete changed the fisheries act in
order to suit their needs
oRemoval of clauses from legislation was really harmful to Canada
2 million protected lakes and rivers to something like only 91
- people were very up in arms about this
- former fisheries minister
- people from all parties got behind this, not only from the left
- a lot of advocacy groups came together to combat this
- POLITICS have a huge effect, constantly changing our stance and priorities about the
environment
- Environmental issues have multiple stakeholders
oMany people who have a say or have an interest
- Who is actually responsible for stewardship/taking care of the environment
oSometimes when we don’t own the environment, who takes care of it?
- How do we set priorities
oAt the core of the debates about climate change right now
oMost of the world agrees that climate change is real
oWhat do we do first, how do we create policies
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- How do we handle conflicting agendas
- We are facing real problems
- The environment is everywhere
- We create forest fires in many different ways
- There are natural forest fires
oSome trees cannot reproduce unless they are burned
oSerrotenous cones
oSome trees don’t produce seeds until a catastrophic fire comes down and removes
everything and then the next generation comes about
oThis does not work so well when it is next to human habitation
- How do we live in the environment when it can be quite hostile
- We damage the environment tremendously
- Beijing, bad air pollution
- Patterns of air flow around the globe
oPollutants from areas around the globe can move into a certain area despite it not
being their origin
- Flooding in Louisiana
- The people during Katrina were not prepared to handle it
- Climate change is only going to make this worse
- Waste management
- Some of the great shames of human kind
- Giant garbage gyre in the Pacific
- Good, bad, neutral ways
- Can look at them in the context of these different things
- Emotional response to the environment
- Look at how the artist is relating to the environment
- The environment is tamed, controlled, provides bounty, provides structure to village,
living in harmony
- Monet
- Esthetically beautiful, but controlled view of the environment
- The awesome power of the environment
- The crushing power of nature when it gets angry
- Ways of showing ambiguous relationship with environment
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Document Summary

The environment usually does have a legal definition and policies written around it. We need to have definitions that we agree about. In certain countries it has legal agency and the same rights as a human being: healthy vs unhealthy environment. How do we think and relate to the environment. Environmentalism is not the same thing as environmental science. Often scientists are environmentalists because there is overlap between the two. Controversial and singular to give a non-human entity rights like a human being. Anyone can bring a suit on behalf of mother nature just the same as if. Strong ally with all of the indigenous movements someone has been hurt. Anti-harper because of the government"s anti-environment legislation. Politics have a huge effect, constantly changing our stance and priorities about the environment. Environmental issues have multiple stakeholders: many people who have a say or have an interest.

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