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PIMR INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Transcript of PIMR INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
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environmentally sustainable societies
Overview of Class
Why should you and I study Environmental Science?
Introduction to Environmental Science
Environmental Science (Human Effect)
Human activities degrade natural capital
What does this mean?
things in an area
living things =
nonliving things =
How these living and nonliving things
for survival and ensuring the success of future generations of
that occurs in nature
Tend to be
Human demand on nature
Creating Environmentally Sustainable Societies
Understanding Nature (
Understanding how the actions of humans harm nature (
Human Degradation AND over-consumption
Creating ways to reduce human harm to nature (
Environmental Science is the study of how
affect the environment.
Then what is the study of
The study of the
factors in an area and
with one another
The study of how humans affect the environment
A strong movement, belief system, and lifestyle geared toward preserving the environment
The world around us is changing rapidly due to human activity.
We should work
the environment rather than working
3 PRONGS OF SUSTAINABILITY
Humans tend to use more resources than they need to survive.
WHAT?!? Not me!
A person's ecological footprint is how many resources that person consumes for their
food, water, shelter, transportation, goodies, and waste disposal.
How can we create the most environmentally sustainable societies?
Prof. Nakul Singh Chauhan