Test Two Notebook Notes
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Test Two Notebook Notes
What president started a conservation movement that led to federal oversigh of resources?
Leopold's seminal work on conservation.
A Sand county Almanac
He fought to set aside places like Yosemite in California. Later founded Sierra club.
What was the first national park?
Are national parks big enough to offset large-scale habitat destruction?
State and national forests take up what fraction of land in US?
When do large fights over logging and mining of old-growth forests really begin?
With the passing of the Endangered Species Act
Is deforestation a problem in the rest of the world?
Some countries, like Costa Rica, set aside forests for...
What represents unparalleled economic opportunity for poor countries?
Why would doctors advocate for the preservation of topical forests?
Their portential to derive pharmaceutical products.
Movement in India comprised of local "tree-hugging" women.
Forgive foreign countries' debts if they agree to set aside forests.
The ability to obtain enough food on a daily basis.
Over 1 billion live on less than how much money a day?
Is there enough food to go around on Earth?
Yes, but much of it is wasted.
When not able to get proper amount of calories on a daily basis, in part because distribution methods are inadequate.
Large scale foot shortages.
Flooding, war, corruption, desertification can trigger what?
Who suffers the most during famines?
When people consume sufficient numbers of poor quality calories.
Malnourishment can result in what?
Does malnourishment occur in countries with food shortages?
These are found in urban locations with little high quality food but lots of poor quality food.
What do inner-cities lack that suburbs have an abundance of?
Humans largely depend on what three crops?
Wheat, rice and maize
Small farmers are replaced globally by...
Type of farming that is input intensive and inefficient.
In industrial farming, for every one calorie of energy gained, how many are expended?
What proportion of grains produced globally now feed animals that we consume?
Requires heavy machinery, replacing human labor.
What store the genetic information of corn, wheat, etc?
Replacing native corn and wheat.
Genetically modified organisms. (GMOS)
Where animals are raised in numbers of a thousand or more on concentrated animal feeding operations.
Diffused western agricultural practices globally.
The green revolution
What is a problem with the green revolution?
Land degradation and poor farmers cannot afford new practices
What is happening to groundwater?
Disappearing and contamination
Important resources for the production of cattle worldwide.
What threatens the regenerative capacity of cattle?
Over-grazing in grasslands with erratic rainfall causes...
What is the largest purchaser of ground beef and potatoes?
The top 4 beef companies in the world control what percent of the market?
What are put in the feed of animals in giant feedlots?
Catchers are generally what race?
African Americans and Latinos
Much of our food is clever rearrangements of what?
When does e-Coli evolve?
When we feed corn cows.
How many slaughterhouses are there in the US today?
Law named after little boy due to food contamination.
Company that does seed investigating.
These can dimish annual soil losses.
Tilling practices and terracing.
Fix Nitrogen which crops like corn and wheat deplete.
What percent of Egyptians live within 10 miles of the Nile?
Study of human populations and their distribution
Permanantly inhabited portions of the Earth
The number of people in relation to the territory they occupy
Number of people in relation to the amount of arable land available.
Number of years a human can expect to live.
Why aren't life expectancies growing in sub-Saharan Africa?
Number of elderly people supported by people in their "productive" years/
Rate of natural increase =
Crude birth rate - crude death rate
Doubling time at the present growth rate can be estimated by...
dt = 70 / RNI
What phase was agrarian society?
The move to cities - children become liability, birth rate still high, death rate goes down.
Beginning of Industrialization (Phase Two)
Birth rate starts to decline rapidly - almost impossible to have many kids and stay afloat.
Heavy industrial (phase 3)
Birth rate remains low - low death rates - population steady but may decline.
Our society today (phase 4)
Ideology that fears of inevitable overpopulation with limited resources leads to catastophe.
Malthusian had the Population _______ thesis.
Ideology says that analysis of uneven development suggests that uneven distribution of resources causes famine.
Demographic transition in Europe proves Malthus....
What was the chemical company that dumped tons of toxic waste in Love Canal?
The Comprehensive Environmental Reponse, Compensation, and Liabilities Act (Superfund) was passed in response to what?
Times Beach is now a what?
What does mainstream environmentalism focus on?
Threats to nonhumans.
Environmental justice movement is what?
A grassroots movement that seeks to prevent location of toxic facilities in or near poor communities.
The disproportionate exposure of minorities to toxins
What is the single best predictor for location of toxic waste facilities?
Concern that everyone shares the same healthy environment
The struggle by minority groups to gain power in decision making processes
What is NIMBY, and who uses this idea?
Not in my backyard. Rich people
How thick is our atmosphere?
What percent of the atmosphere is CO2?
Less than 1%
The lowest and most dense layer of the atmosphere.
Why is troposphere thicker at the equator?
Warm air is less dense, and expands.
Where does most weather happen?
Currents that create weather
Area from 10-30 miles up. Much less mass than troposphere.
Where is the ozone layer?
What does the ozone absorb?
Incoming ultra-violet radiation
Temps in the stratosphere tend to ________ with altitude.
Temps in troposphere tend to __________ with altitude.
Incoming solar energy
Water, snow, ice clouds have high what? Also known as reflectivity.
Energy absorbed to be released later.
Why does Seattle have warmer winters than Minneapolis?
Near the coast
The idea that continents release latent heat quickly.
The number of children born to an average woman in a population during her entire reproductive life.
Total ferttility rate
Total Fertility Rate is highest in? Lowest?
African countries. China.