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The DPSIR framework for coastal management approach

In this video, the professor discusses the use of the DPSIR framework for methane management in the South China Sea. Watch video for more.

In this video, the professor discusses the use of the DPSIR framework for methane management in the South China Sea. The framework identifies economic drivers and human activities that contribute to environmental changes, leading to methane emissions. Factors such as fast urbanization, industrialization, river transportation of organic matter, aquaculture, and rice cultivation are highlighted as drivers of methane emissions in the region. The professor compares methane concentrations between the South China Sea and the Western Philippine Sea, showing higher concentrations in the former due to human activities. The potential future impacts on human welfare are also discussed, including decreased oxygen levels, reduced fish catch, coastal damage from sea level rise and storms, and geopolitical tensions related to gas hydrate exploration.

Review questions:

  • In this video, the professor mentions the use of the DPSIR framework. Explain what the DPSIR framework stands for and how it helps analyze methane management in the South China Sea.
  • What are some of the economic drivers and human activities impact the environment and human welfare?
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