Environmental Health Ch 17. When the sun rises, I go to work. When the sun goes down, I take my rest. I dig the well from which I drink, I farm the soil that yields my food. I share creation, Kings can do no more. -- Ancient Chinese Proverb, 2500 B.C. Environment.
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When the sun rises, I go to work. When the sun goes down, I take my rest. I dig the well from which I drink, I farm the soil that yields my food. I share creation, Kings can do no more.
-- Ancient Chinese Proverb, 2500 B.C.
"Man did not weave the web of life - he is merely a strand in it.Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
Chief Seattle (1854 treaty oration)
"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations."
From The Great Law of The Iroquois Confederacy
Only 35% of the world’s population has an adequate water supply
An estimated our decisions on the next seven generations."______% of the U.S. population live in communities that fail to meet 1 or more federal air quality standards.
Since recordkeeping began in 1880, temperatures have steadily increasedCarbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere have also increaseddramatically since 1960Refer to P. 424 Figure 17-4 in Text
Nuclear weapons/ energy
Ear Protectors around machinery
Headset at 4 (out of 10)
Avoid repeated exposure to sounds over 80 decibels
Neutralize Co2 by reforestation and use of “clean” energy
Provides funding for developing countries to use solar energy instead of fossil fuels
A family of four creates an estimated 15 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, (based on a calculation of its daily household energy consumption, the running of two cars and a family holiday in Florida).
To offset the greenhouse gases created, 26 trees need to be planted
The Rolling Stones dioxide emissions per yearpaid for a forest on the Isle ofSkye to offset the carbon dioxide emitted during their nine-day British tour.
It was estimated that to balance the environmental effect of the tour the rock band had to plant 2,800 trees.
About 90 per cent of the emissions were created by the fans travelling to see the band, with one tree planted for every 57 fans.
I hope we don't have to wait till oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
- Thomas Edison