Power of human over the environment. He talked about human pop since industrial rev 7b a j curve.
Main theme for the class.
Earth in our hands the planetary future. Natural vs human systems. 3rd ecological science and theory. 4rth romanticism and science rise of the modern.
Case study: monarch butterfly- travelling from Mexico back up. Migrate over 4 generations 2000 miles. Threatened by us. LEC 1
LEC2: where do we find ourselves focusing on earth. The beginning of the universe. The big bang theory. Scales and how big things are. 8 major milestones
3. Nucleic acid protein
7. Social organization
James Lovelock: created the gaya hypothesis: the earth biosphere is manipulated by life to sustain itself. The earth can be considered hypothetically as If it were a whole being.
Case Study: Mt St Helen explosion. May 18th 1980. What happens when you destroy ecosystems and how long does it take to recover. Covered in ash and dust. Lichens and moss appeared slowly recovering. This would be ecological succession: as a natural system develops, it prepared for its next stage and complexifies.
LEC3: Sep 21st: boom and bust society and ecology. Natural systems. Pool thinking its lake and. As these grow, they use more energy to sustain the system rather than growth.
Nature: works toward diversity, produces, recycles/restructures, recurring processes, and natural evolution
Modern Society: work toward simplification, concentrates, reshuffles/consumes , linear processing, marginal recycling, progress, and cultural additions.
Sustainable development: meets the need of the present, without compromising the need of future generations to meet their own needs
Sep 29th: Collapse of society, something that is susceptible to injury rather damage. Systems that are degraded, species being threatened. Resilience and reliability: the ability of a system to...