Presentation on theme: "When Man Destroys Nature Man is Actually Destroying Himself"— Presentation transcript:
1 When Man Destroys Nature Man is Actually Destroying Himself Biodiversity is important – losing species hurts our species
2 Two Laws of Thermodynamics Car examples!!!!!!! Matter and Energy are Indestructible, but can be readily transformed to less desirable, unusable, and even harmful formsTwo Laws of ThermodynamicsCar examples!!!!!!!
3 Just about everything we talk about Man is StupidJust about everything we talk about
4 Resource Uses, Regulations and Management Practices that do not Consider the Future are Nothing Nonrenewable resource use that doesn’t take into account the actual cost of the production
5 Pyramids of Consumption Lead to Increased Concentrations of Matter WASTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6 Global Warming, Ozone Depletion, Acid deposition Man Must Change His Role as Conqueror of the Earth and All that it contains to that of a Responsible Citizen that takes his place among the order of thingsGlobal Warming, Ozone Depletion, Acid deposition
7 Destroying biodiversity causes a collapse of ecosystems Man-made Monocultures and Simple Natural Vegetation types are Commonly Subject to Natural CatastrophesDestroying biodiversity causes a collapse of ecosystemsKeystone Predators
8 Endemic Species get pushed out The Introduction of Alien Species or Substances is to be Avoided and if Must be done, It should be with Extreme Caution and when there are no AlternativesEndemic Species get pushed out
10 Gas Prices!!!!!!!!!!!!! Summer vs. Winter Gas Natural Resources are the Basis of Economic and Monetary Systems and Systems that Expand Beyond this Resource Base must Ultimately CollapseGas Prices!!!!!!!!!!!!!Summer vs. Winter Gas
11 Be able to tell the difference between the two types Which are which? Man obtains Energy from Either Renewable or Nonrenewable Sources or SuppliesBe able to tell the difference between the two typesWhich are which?
12 The energy in must equal the energy out Conservation of Matter
13 Where is our long term future???? What are we willing to pay??? Resources are either renewable or nonrenewable and must be treated accordinglyWhere is our long term future????What are we willing to pay???
14 Biodiversity is important – losing species hurts our species The most precious natural resource is life starting with human life and including the equally important diversity of all living things inhabiting the earthBiodiversity is important – losing species hurts our species
15 Conserving Energy and Resources not only saves resources but also helps to protect the environment from which the resources/energy are obtained and the environment in which people liveThe best way to protect the environment from hazardous waste is to prevent the production of it.
16 A Healthy and Stable Economy and a Healthy Environment are Inseparable Goals Politics!!!!!!!!!!!!!