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Environmental science 1st lecture

  2. 2. Environmental Science <ul><li>Environmental Dilemmas </li></ul><ul><li>World Crisis (food production, pollution, diseases, power generation, environmental crisis, waste reduction, recycling, land use, forestry, food production thru agriculture, sustainability and Earth’s capacity to Support Humans. ) </li></ul><ul><li>They study our relationship to nature and to each other, using the tools of science and mathematics, as well as principles from other disciplines, they develop solutions that prevent or reverse environmental deterioration and results in sustainability. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reasons for studying Environmental Science <ul><li>Solutions to today’s problems need my scientific knowledge on the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s definitely needed in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>More people are already aware but more still needs to be informed. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a hero’s study. </li></ul><ul><li>The government needs my service for this. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a requirement. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Objectives: <ul><li>To the individual citizen this calls for a reexamination of how one relates to the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>To the businessman this could mean a redirecting of one’s goals and objectives that would take into consideration the industry’s impact on the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>To the government this could mean the promulgation and stricter implementation of environmental laws and regulations. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Related Sciences <ul><li>Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Soil Science </li></ul><ul><li>Geology </li></ul><ul><li>Atmospheric Science </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Resource Mgt. </li></ul><ul><li>Global Climate Change </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environmental Studies <ul><li>incorporates more of the social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Environmental Engineering <ul><li>focuses on design and technology for improving environmental quality. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Atmospheric Science <ul><li>Meteorology- atmosphere, temperature, air pressure and water vapor </li></ul><ul><li>Greenhouse Gas - is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. ( Water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and ozone) </li></ul><ul><li>Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling is the mathematical simulation of how air pollutants disperse in the ambient atmosphere. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Dispersion Models <ul><li>are used to estimate or to predict the downwind concentration of air pollutants or toxins emitted from sources such as industrial plants, vehicular traffic or accidental chemical releases. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Resource Management & Resource Technology <ul><li>Non-renewable – resources that can be retrieved from the environment once but are not generated. </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable – resources that can be renewed adjusted and manipulated. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Environmental Education <ul><li>Process by which people develop awareness, knowledge and concern of the environment and its diverse values and processes, and learn to use this understanding to preserve, conserve and utilize the environment in a sustainable manner for the benefit of the present and future generations. </li></ul>
  12. 14. EE and its goals <ul><li>To prepare its citizens to carry out their </li></ul><ul><li>responsibilities through its system of education. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop awareness of and sensitivity to the </li></ul><ul><li>environment and its problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach its citizen the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to solve problems </li></ul><ul><li>Foster positive attitudes & patterns of conduct </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>2. EE must consider all aspects of the environment (natural/man-made, technological, social, economic, political, cultural, aesthetic and knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>3. EE must emphasize an enduring continuity, linking actions of today to the consequences of tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>4. EE must aid young citizens in developing a sense of responsibility and commitment to the future. </li></ul>
  14. 16. National Environmental Education Action Plan (NEEAP) <ul><li>2005-2014 United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) </li></ul><ul><li>Key Themes in ESD (Education for Sustainable Dev’t) </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Health Promotions </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Environmental Protection and Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural Understanding & Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Production and Consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Information and Communication Technolo gies </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Poverty Reduction improving the living conditions of poor people-improved food production ( natural fertilizers, biological pesticides and improved irrigation methods) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Equity equal opportunity and access to educational, employment and contract opportunities for all citizens including students, faculty and administrators. </li></ul>Key Elements of SD – PA 21
  17. 19. <ul><li>Empowerment and Good Governance strengthening participation in the community development, policy making and in leadership. The program aims at modeling ordinary citizen to ensure that government effectively delivers service to its citizenry and participate in widening the democratic process </li></ul><ul><li>Peace and Solidarity </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological Integrity </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Read about the Millenium Development Goals (MDG S ) and PA 21 </li></ul><ul><li>Explain targets 9 and 10 of the MDG S. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the six key Elements of Philippine Agenda 21. </li></ul><ul><li>Letter size Bond not less than 5 pages </li></ul>
  19. 21. <ul><li>Thank you for your precious time </li></ul>