The Human Environment: Physical Processes (3) UC:CSU
Lecture, 3 hours
An Introductory course which deals with the relationships between humans and the planet, and how we deal with such factors as pollution, consumption of natural resources, population, energy, and land use.
More dramatic imagery: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=84271
Science historian Naomi Oreskes talks about obfuscation of scientific consensus around climate:
http://www.uspolicy.be/videos/7722 (shorter interview w/ Naomi Oreskes)
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/205879-1 ("Doubt is their Product", David Michaels)
http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php ("getting skeptical about global warming skepticism").
How cool is this?!: http://www.ted.com/talks/rachel_sussman_the_world_s_oldest_living_things.html
El Niño / Climate Theme Page:
"Trashed" (film shown in class) - where does YOUR garbage go? Due one week from date assigned.
MIT's "Trash Track" website - http://senseable.mit.edu/trashtrack/
E-Waste videos - http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/06/60minutes/main4579229.shtml
("Electronic Wasteland", "E-Stewards", "Ship Breakers")
1. (Okabashi Recyclable Shoes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HzsxOV_1f0g
2. Ray Anderson (Interface) : http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/ray_anderson_on_the_business_logic_of_sustainability.html
a. Other books by Paul Hawkens:
3. Cradle-to-Cradle Design:
Hazardous Waste Collection Events:
CA information page:
What to do with hazardous and electronic waste & recycling (LA County & LA City):
San Francisco, Model City:
view image comparisons (NASA satellite data): http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=84032&eocn=image&eoci=related_image
You might find this helpful: http://www.ncsu.edu/labwrite/
** Eco Footprint Template. Print screen ("PrtScn") to capture graph of acres.
Use www.blackle.com as your Google search engine - the black page reduces energy use!
"all you have to do is answer questions and for every right answer they will donate 20 grains of rice":