University of Phoenix Material Environmental Science Worksheet Answer the following questions in at least 100 words. The answers are found in Ch. 1–4 of Environmental Science. 1. What would you include in a brief summary on the history of the environmental movement?
Policies are imposed in an economy to promote economic growth which is increasing real GDP. Policies essentially either aim to increase in aggregate demand or aggregate supply. There are demand side policies and supply side policies. Demand side policies become important during recession or period of economic stagnation. Supply side policies are important for determining long run growth in productivity.
Informed and rational decisions can be reached through the understanding of how complex technological systems can impact the environment, our economy, our politics, and ultimately our culture. Skyrocketing fuel prices, unprecedented home foreclosures, rising unemployment, escalating food prices, increasing climate disasters, and the continued war on two fronts have prompted greater public support for renewed offshore drilling for oil. A Gallup poll conducted in May of 2008 found that 57 percent of respondents favored such drilling, while 41 percent were opposed (Wangsness, 2008). The political landscape is also being changed in favor of offshore drilling, with the results of a Zogby poll (Zogby International has been tracking public opinion
Franklin Scahill EYE112: The built Environment “As more people encounter climate change,” writes author Thomas Friedman in chapter five of his book, Hot, Flat and Crowded about the increasing threat of global climate change, “more of them are also coming to understand that it is not just some cuddly-sounding phenomenon called ‘global warming’.” In his work, Friedman goes on to address the severity and potential devastation which faces us in the form of Mother Nature herself. He asks, “did we make it hot, or did [God] make it hot?” Well, based on his compiled research, “we” did, with incessant burning of fossil fuels and an environmental policy that most closely resembles a teenager putting off their school work for as long as they can, the human species have raised temperatures and wreaked as much earthly havoc as possible without it being, well, ten years from now. An equally, if not more so, unsettling reality presents itself in the fact that not only is there still a huge portion of the population who refuses to even accept that the climate issue is even an issue at all, but most of the people in the world with the power money and influence to correct what is wrong, fall stringently in this afore mentioned, ‘huge portion.’ Modern man exists today in a tumultuous time and no matter how politicized the topic has become, Global Warming and climate change are very real, increasingly immanent and more than likely, catastrophic. The first point Freidman makes in the fifth chapter of his book is simple, the temperature of the earth is changing, fast, and we know it. For the past, roughly 10,000 years or so the planets average temperature has varied, in one direction or the other, on a somewhat regular basis in a somewhat “cyclical” fashion, as it is put in the book.
Environmental concern in the song takes the form of repeated references to paradise, within the context of places eventually ruined by people. In 1973 OPEC members imposed an oil embargo on the United States in retaliation for resupplying the Israeli military during the Yom Kippur War. This led to a shortage of gasoline that highlighted the dependence on fossil fuels, and elevated awareness about environmental issues. One line in the song makes reference to the “Red Man’s Way, and how they loved the land,” a clear reference to the more sustainable lifestyle of American Indians, a lifestyle replaced by the “white man’s reign.” If one listens to the song without reading the lyrics, the line about “white man’s reign” might be interpreted as white man’s rain, or acid rain, an environmental condition first addressed by the U.S. government in the 70s. California land developers are scorned in the line “[s]ome rich men came and raped the land … put up a bunch of ugly boxes, and Jesus, people bought them.” Don Henley stated in a 1987 interview with Rolling Stone that he cared more about the environment than he did about songwriting, and that the environment was the reason for his involvement in politics.
Thus to entice labor wages must be high. Extrapolating Franklin’s assessment of the relationship between the colonies and Great Britain, what are the long-term consequences of such population growth on business? As the population increases colonial production might eclipse that of Great
When the wet periods brought moisture it meant an expansion in agriculture and population growth, it also drifted the power of that population kings that used to get credit for the rain. Interestingly, after the year of 660, the rainy period became dry and that generated many wars over limited resources. Long following the year 990 the Maya politics forces collapsed and the severe dry weather from the years 1000 to 1100 forced the Maya to leave in order to survive. The researchers said that the analogy made with the Maya civilization and today's society is something that people should start worrying about; when there are changes in climate that could debilitate agriculture, famine, social instability and even wars could happen the same way it did with the Mayas. By Deborah Zabarenko | Reuters – Thu, Nov 8, 2012 -
This essay will focus on the geopolitical and environmental impacts of the changes in supply and demand of oil. It will explore the different sides of the spectrum in which many believe that the general increase for the demand of oil, in which currently 100mn tonnes of oil is transported around the oil daily has only negative impacts. The essay will provide a balanced analysis of the impacts and will uncover the assumptions behind the arguments. Firstly I will focus on the environment impacts such as the damage to ecosystems due to oil spills, increasing carbon dioxide emissions due to the increase demand as well as examine the use of untested technology in order to obtain oil and to increase supply. The negative geopolitical impacts include the deterioration of political relations between countries as countries may fight over resources, as well as the over-reliance on countries that is rich in oil, resulting in a group of countries rising in terms of political influence due to their control over oil supply.
Another view is the health effects from long-term pollutions. A third view is who hold the companies liable for their contribution to the change in the climate. Some people who cares about the climate and the people who do not care about the environment. Humans are major contributor in changing the environment. “Their influence is known as the greenhouse gases, which are carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone, and water vapor”(“American Meteorological Society 2007”).
The basic conclusion of the investigations was that cost-cutting helped compromise safety at the Texas City refinery . It’s useful to consider each investigation’s findings. The Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) investigation, according to Carol Merritt, the board’s chairwoman, showed that “BP’s global management was aware of problems with maintenance, spending, and infrastructure well before March 2005.” Apparently, faced with numerous earlier accidents, BP did make some safety improvements. However, it focused primarily on emphasizing personal employee safety behaviors and procedural compliance, and on thereby reducing safety accident rates. The problem (according to CSB) was that “catastrophic safety risks remained.” For example, according to the CSB, “unsafe and antiquated equipment designs were left in place, and unacceptable deficiencies in preventive maintenance were tolerated.” Basically, the CSB found that BP’s budget cuts led to a progressive deterioration of safety at the Texas City refinery.