IDSB04H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: Political Ecology, Environmental Degradation, Soil Contamination
Changes in environmental conditions have contributed to health consequences: these environmental changes have come with excessive manufacturing, deforestation, pollution etc. Scientists have demonstrated that environmental degradation, which is the contamination and depletion of natural resources (and its harm to health) is not inevitable but rather provoked by various actions of humans: this include production, transportation, settlement patterns. Political ecology = conceptualizes relations of power as central to environmental dynamics. It incorporates economic, social and political forces, actors and institutions that shape both environmental change and health and disease patters. It helps us to understand that the interactions are usually circumscribed where water, soil or air contamination have localized effects. Human activities amplify the global impact of many local events: the(cid:396)e"s fa(cid:272)to(cid:396)(cid:455) p(cid:396)odu(cid:272)tio(cid:374), ag(cid:396)i(cid:271)usi(cid:374)ess, (cid:373)i(cid:374)i(cid:374)g (cid:449)hi(cid:272)h a(cid:396)e i(cid:374)(cid:272)(cid:396)easi(cid:374)gl(cid:455) (cid:272)o(cid:374)t(cid:396)olled a(cid:374)d i(cid:374)flue(cid:374)(cid:272)ed (cid:271)(cid:455) tncs, the(cid:396)e"s (cid:396)esou(cid:396)(cid:272)e e(cid:454)t(cid:396)action that must be done in order to complete certain actions.