In this lesson, our instructor Bryan Cardella gives an introduction on the future of the environment. He discusses ecotopia, planning a future, environment and the law, planning for services and recreation, participation in environmental law, international law and security, and the Earth summit of sustainable development.
Ecotopia would have: a stable or declining human population, resources are all sustainable, plenty of wilderness, minimized pollution, low risk of extinction, healthy ecosystems, and enough food/water for all life forms
Planning for the future can be tricky because democracy involves a constant debate revolving around individual freedoms versus the welfare of society as a whole
Environmental law and the history of such can inform us on where we are going. There are 3 stages of environmental law history, from public lands being used for private enterprise, to conserving public lands, finally leading Regional planning and government oversight have worked in the past (see Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA), and policy implementation regarding public lands has worked to preserve precious resources. Another interesting concept for the future is “rewilding”
Participation in environmental law-making from the citizen level includes “ecotage” and the Sierra Club
International laws could be better in terms of using our resources for making the planet better instead of focusing on our differences (political, religious, and otherwise)
The Earth Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 gives us hope in terms of the younger generations being better able to deal with our global environmental struggles
The Future of the Environment
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
This book includes a comprehensive review of the key AP Environmental Science concepts and targeted strategies for acing every section of the exam. Additionally, the book includes two full length practice tests with full answer explanations.
This book is an updated manual that offers a brand-new diagnostic test to pinpoint the test taker's strengths and weak areas, two full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained, a detailed review of all test topics, supplemented with practice questions and quizzes with answers, an overview of the test plus helpful test-taking strategies, and hundreds of diagrams and illustrations .