Ecologism:  Shallow Ecology<br />Chapter 16<br />
Ecologism Introduction<br />Relationship between humans & nature?<br />Motivated by Environmental Crises<br />Climate chan...
Carolina Parakeet<br />	cocklebur <br />
Shallow Ecology:  Environmentalism<br />Human Centered<br />Matters because of impact on humans<br />Operates from self-in...
Why Humans Should Care:  Water<br />Water Pollution:<br />Drinking Water<br />Cost of purification<br />Poisoning fish as ...
Why Humans Should Care:  Air Pollution<br />Poor air quality  human health problems<br />Asthma, etc.<br />Acid rain<br /...
Why Humans Should Care:  Soil Pollution<br />Runoff to water<br />Harms crops<br />Uninhabitable areas<br />Homes & commer...
Why Humans Should Care:  Biodiversity Loss<br />Plants possible sources for medicine<br />Biodiversity loss disrupts ecolo...
Invasives Disrupt “Energy Circuit”<br />Interdependence of biosphere:<br />EX1:  Clean streams need plants on banks<br />E...
Why Should I Care About Biodiversity Loss?<br />Loss of tourism & commercial $<br />Ex:  Asian Carp--TN ($1.3 billion annu...
Invasive Species:  Stopping (Plant) Immigration<br />Lack of coordination<br />Ex:  KyHighway Dept used invasive plants<br...
Hardin:  Tragedy of the Commons<br />In the example of public grazing land, is it in a rationally self interested herdsman...
The Tragedy Continued<br />Thus, prisoner’s dilemma game<br />Short term interest to maximize use of public good before ot...
Summary<br />Shallow Ecology built on rational self-interest<br />
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Ch 16 - ecologism (shallow)

  1. 1. Ecologism: Shallow Ecology<br />Chapter 16<br />
  2. 2. Ecologism Introduction<br />Relationship between humans & nature?<br />Motivated by Environmental Crises<br />Climate change, pollution, resource depletion, species decline/loss, & nuclear weapons<br />Deep Ecology (Ecologism) vs. Shallow Ecology (Environmentalism)<br />
  3. 3. Carolina Parakeet<br /> cocklebur <br />
  4. 4. Shallow Ecology: Environmentalism<br />Human Centered<br />Matters because of impact on humans<br />Operates from self-interest<br />Enlightenment View<br />Compatible with other ideologies<br />
  5. 5. Why Humans Should Care: Water<br />Water Pollution:<br />Drinking Water<br />Cost of purification<br />Poisoning fish as food supply<br />Water for agriculture<br />
  6. 6. Why Humans Should Care: Air Pollution<br />Poor air quality  human health problems<br />Asthma, etc.<br />Acid rain<br />Direct physical damage<br />Spreads to water & soil<br />
  7. 7. Why Humans Should Care: Soil Pollution<br />Runoff to water<br />Harms crops<br />Uninhabitable areas<br />Homes & commercial development<br />London Olympic Park<br />
  8. 8. Why Humans Should Care: Biodiversity Loss<br />Plants possible sources for medicine<br />Biodiversity loss disrupts ecological balance<br />Due to: habitat loss; overconsumption; pollutants<br />Invasive species crowd out/kill off native plants & animals<br />Light, water, food, toxins<br />Ex: see pix<br />
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  15. 15. Invasives Disrupt “Energy Circuit”<br />Interdependence of biosphere:<br />EX1: Clean streams need plants on banks<br />EX2: Seed dispersal <br />Squirrels & Oaks<br />Giant Ground Sloth & “Hedge Apples”<br />Impact on one impacts the other<br />
  16. 16. Why Should I Care About Biodiversity Loss?<br />Loss of tourism & commercial $<br />Ex: Asian Carp--TN ($1.3 billion annually)<br />Ex: “weed” trees not functional<br />Harms farmers & hunters<br />Ex: crowding out forage grasses<br />Ex: “Small Game”—Native Grasses<br />Private/public cost of removal /replacement<br />
  17. 17. Invasive Species: Stopping (Plant) Immigration<br />Lack of coordination<br />Ex: KyHighway Dept used invasive plants<br />Public & private spending to remove<br />List of highly invasive species (Link; KDF Link; UK Link)<br />Lowes, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, etc.<br />
  18. 18. Hardin: Tragedy of the Commons<br />In the example of public grazing land, is it in a rationally self interested herdsman’s interest to increase the size of his flock that is grazing on the public land? Why or why not? <br />If there are multiple herdsmen, is it in their self-interest to reduce their impact on the common land considering others might be maximizing its use?<br />
  19. 19. The Tragedy Continued<br />Thus, prisoner’s dilemma game<br />Short term interest to maximize use of public good before others use up that good<br />Resource depletion<br />Justifies need for societal regulation<br />
  20. 20. Summary<br />Shallow Ecology built on rational self-interest<br />

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