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BIO SCI 55
MIDTERM EXAM
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Bio Sci 55 Lecture Notes (everything you need to know)
1 child in US = 20 children in India
“effective”- not numerical
War in Syria, one week’s loss -1000 ppl
population- 20 mil
US- aprox 300 mil so effective loss = 15,000 (300/20 = 15, 15 x 1000)
5x ppl lost than 9/11
Third World- rest of the world (sort of)
1st world- North America, western europe, australia, new zealand, japan, israel
industrialized, good health, high income, less ppl in agriculture, developed, “north"
US dollar is (most) VALUABLE AF
Canada pop- 35 mil
Mexico- 126 mil
Regions in a country
appalachian kentucky (3rd)
OC (1st)
In a city
beverly hills
south LA
4th World- haiti, nicaragua SUPER POOR
2nd World (now obsolete)- political/economic label
Hungary, Soviet Union, Poland
TROPICS:
higher the rainfall, less variability and vice versa
biodiverse
amazon, south america, brazil
*we live in Mediterranean climate (ideal) bc warm, but no rain in summer
ex: cape town, perth
what is significance of the tropics? to biologist
lots of biodiversity
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good weather
cancer capricorn
GNP is related to resource consumption
high GNP allows countries/regions to live beyond their means
most of worlds population found in third world
population growth rates are greatest in third world
most of worlds biodiversity in 3rd world
A theory is a set of interrelated statements (well confirmed hypotheses) with empirical examples
carrying capacity (k)
max number of organisms an environment can sustain, if over, we dead
range of carrying capacity (2.5 to 40 billion)
THE GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL CRISIS
liberal vs conservative
what polls show
environmentalists
sierra club east/west
earth liberation front: radical terrorism
earth first
do the ends justify the means?
religious positions
catholic church on birth control, carrying capacity
post modern times
trafficking in opinion
thin on data; antiscientific?
is science elitist?
consensus among scientists?
uncertainty of data: complex interactions in global warming issue
some republicans on global warming: myth, fantasy, won’t accept any data
live in period of unprecedented change
has come about largely since industrial revolution
steam engine, coal, science to technology
previously: low population numbers, growth rates
technological base low
the buffer is gone
taxing of resource base
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