Concepts from the Readings
- “It’s all connected” Book: Unit 4 - Environment (Atmosphere and Ocean), pages 54 – 59
unit talks about air quality impacts; topics such as acid rain, thinning of the ozone layer, and global warming are covered in this section. Pages 58 and 59covers the human impact on ocean health.
This series of short articles introduce to the concepts related to human footprint
This report from wwf presents information about the state of planet earth's resources. The report provides lots of written and graphical information.
This chapter from the 2010 state of the world report emphasizes of consumer patterns of people around the world. This article also listed and explain several unsustainable activities by industry.
This article originally written in 1968 and published in the journal Science, was the most ellocuent description of the dilema of competing use of shared natural resources. this dilema was named "the tragedy of the common"
A revision of the famous "tragedy of the common" paper by the original author Garrett Hardin
This essay published by the mongabay website, narrates the journey of Jeremy Hance in his trip to the amazon rainforest. Jeremy narrates what he saw and answer questions asked by the mongabay reporter.
These a list of facts about the state of the sustainability of the world. this list of facts are from Lester Borown's new book "World on edge". state of water in the world, use of energy, and food production are discussed in each book chapter, which is available for download for free.
This is a list of online book chapters written by Lester Brown about the sustainability problems facing the world and potential solutions.
This short article talks about the water crisis affecting the fertile crecent area, in particular Syria, due to poor irrigation practices and overuse of water. As a result of this Syria is having a hard time feeding its people and need to import grains and rely on aid agencies. The lack of water also has caused people in rural areas to migrate, becoming true water refugees.
This article talks about the plastic found in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch; it provides numbers, places, pictures and very interesting data about the impact of human footprint.
This article talks about publishing companies using paper linked to forest devastation in Indonesian. Popular children books are listed as the ones using unsustainable paper.