Presentation on theme: "Easter Island and the Lorax Essay"— Presentation transcript:
1 Easter Island and the Lorax Essay In a 5 paragraph essay pick 3 environmental issues shown in Easter Island and the LoraxEach of the 3 body paragraphs should-include text-based evidence/quote-an environmental issueConclusion should include-solutions to 3 problems
4 Warm Up 1) How are you feeling about APES so far? 2) Did you pick up your textbook? If not, set an alarm3) Hardin claimed there is a “Tragedy of Commons” What was his evidence?Take out summer math, If you turned in work go to the “Student Work to Return” box
10 The moai (statues) pictured above are on Easter Island (Rapa Nui) off the coast of Chile. The island is famous for its statues, its remoteness, as well as its ecological collapse. A once thriving civilization of tens of thousands of people built, moved, and erected the nearly 100 ton statues without the aid of modern technology. However, that same civilization consumed too many resources and left the island treeless, nearly birdless, and fell into clan warfare and starvation. The once mighty population dwindled to less than a couple thousand by the 1700s
22 Imagine… Hardin’s parable involves a pasture "open to all." He asks us to imagine the grazing of animals on a common ground.Individuals are motivated to add to their flocks to increase personal wealth.
27 Tragedy of the CommonsAs a result, the commons were overgrazed and degenerated to the point that they were no longer able to support the villagers' cattle.This failure of owner of these private lands to preserve the natural resources is known as "the tragedy of the commons."
28 Checking for Understanding For the next 26 seconds, review 3 main points discussed in this Power Point
29 What is the “tragedy”?“We can avoid tragedy only by altering our values.” Hardin, 1968This means we can change the way we live (sustainably) by preserving our natural resources—even in the private sector.
30 Sustainability…Meeting present needs of today’s populations without compromising the needs of future generations.
31 Standards of Sustainability= “SEE” an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organizationSocietyEconomyEnvironmentCombination of all things & factors external to individuals or populationsProductionConsumptionDistribution
32 Questions?How does Tragedy of the Commons ideas connect with the concept of sustainability? Explain.Does the “Commons” reflect utilitarianconservation or biocentricpreservation?