1 & 3 Credit
Local Environmental Links
Governor's Sustainability Report that Professor Karr brought up in lecture 1/30.
Technology will end our oil addiction:an opinion piece by Dave Reichert (R) 8th Congressional District
Amber Waves: "The economics of food, farming, natural resources and rural America." USDA publication, has articles about organic farming, the environment and agriculture, and poverty and food.
The truth about land use in the United States: George Wuerthner's article from Watersheds Messenger. Interesting facts about the amount of land in the U.S. and the agriculture to which it is devoted.
Global Resource Links
The UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: The last word in the current state of affairs around the world and suggestions for improvements. This particular site has all the publications put out in association with the assessment.
One of the most noted sections of the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment is the scenarios. In this section, experts from (largely) ecology and economics came together to envision four different possible societies for the future. UN Millenium Assessment: Scenarios of Future Societies
This story from msn.com highlights the environmental damage caused by China's booming economic growth.
The Upside of Down
Here is a link to the main website for one of our texts, The Upside of Down. Homer-Dixon also has a forum, which you can either reach through the site above, or by clicking here. Homer-Dixon seems to be pretty good about responding to posts, so here's the opportunity to really engage him on any misgivings you may have about the book (and I know some of you do!)
1/30/07: MSNBC Report, Bush administration in hot seat over warming
World Resources Institute Brief: Climate Science 2005: Major New Discoveries. Referenced on p. 158 in Upside of Down, note #14.
The Resilience Alliance mentioned in the Foreward of Walker and Salt.
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