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SOC SCI 101 Environmental Science Sustainability Study Notes

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Week 1 Notes
Sustainability (social, economic, environment)
Environmental Science
Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development
Remember science and scientific inquiry relies on data Quantity leads to better
generalizations
Systems Approach
3 block model
Environment EI = PxAxT Environment
Water
Air ex incineration
Land ex landfill
Natural resources
1) Nonrenewable cannot be replenished in a human lifetime
a. Fossil fuels
i. Coal
ii. Oil
iii. Natural gas
b. Precious metals and ores
2) Renewable can be replenished in a human lifetime
a. Plants
3) Perpetual same quality all the time constantly
a. The sun (photon 光子)
i. intermittent
What about water, is it a renewable or nonrenewable natural resource?
Pollution excess that the environment can’t absorb
Society
Environmental Impact = P x A x T (anthropological model)
Source
Society
Sink
Throughput

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P = population
T = Technology
A = Affluence --------- wealth or consumer power able to control the market
Scenarios
Larger population ----------- higher consumption --- higher waste greater EI
Smaller population --------- lower consumption --- lower waster lower EI
Use more environmentally harmful technology ----------- greater EI
Use less environmentally harmful technology ------------ lesser EI
Affluence
Richer countries have better environmentally quality
Poorer countries have less environmentally quality
EI
Large population and environmentally harmful technology highest EI
Lowest population and environmentally less harmful technology lowest EI
Developing vs Developed Countries
GDP/capita measurement
Gross Domestic Product / capital
GDP = the dollar value of all the goods and services sold for final use in a give year
Developed ----------- $10,000/capita per year and above United States
Developing ---------- $1,000/capita per year and below
In between defined as Emerging country
Where does China fit?
CIA.gov is a useful web site to acquire information.
Scientific Method
Slide 11 of 44
Additional
In Collection Data level add Methods and Sources of Error

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Week 1 Notes Sustainability (social, economic, environment) Environmental Science Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development Remember science and scientific inquiry relies on data Quantity – leads to better generalizations Throughput Systems Approach 3 – block model Source Society Environment EI = PxAxT Sink Environment Water Air – ex incineration Land – ex landfill Natural resources 1) Nonrenewable – cannot be replenished in a human lifetime a. Fossil fuels i. Coal ii. Oil iii. Natural gas b. Precious metals and ores 2) Renewable – can be replenished in a human lifetime a. Plants 3) Perpetual – same quality all the time – constantly a. The sun (photon 光子) i. intermittent What about water, is it a renewable or nonrenewable natural resource? Pollution – excess that the environment can’t absorb Society Environmental Impact = P x A x T (anthropological mo ...
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