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Lecture Notes for GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology with Chermak at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide 1
Professor:Chermak
Class:GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology
Subject:Geosciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Spring 2008
Keywords:
  • Reproductive Health Care
  • The Bandage
  • Replacement Rate
  • Subsurface Mining
  • Biological Weathering
  • Degradation
  • Particulates
  • Assumptions
  • Malnutrition
  • Natural Capital
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Chapter 1 Notes Sustainability – (durability) ability of earth’s various systems (human culture and economies) to survive and adapt to changing environment Paths to Sus: 1) Natural Capital – resources and services help keep us alive and support economies a. Solar capital – energy from sun, warms planet, leads to indirect forms of renewable energy b. Not fixed, changes over time (global warm & cool, asteroids, etc) 2) Degrade Natural Capital – using renewable resources faster than nature can renew them 3) Solutions – to enviro problems 4) Trade-offs – compromises 5) Individual matter Sound Science – concepts/ideas accepted by experts in a field of natural/social sciences Enviro. Sustainability Society – ultimate goal, meets current and future basic needs of people that doesn’t hinder future generations – We are living unsustainably by wasting, depleting, and degrading earths natural capital at accelerating rate Population Growth, Economic growth and Development – Growth has slowed, but...

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