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Introduction to Week 2

Dr. Nathan B. English introduces it to the wicked problem of human demography and what we will cover this week.
<v ->Welcome to week two.</v> Last week we talked about what is environmental science? We talked about ecosystems, natural resources, ecological services. And we also talked about what is matter? What is energy? And we talked about the triple bottom line, and we talked about cause, effect and solution. This week we’ll talk about human populations. We’ll talk about population growth and how human populations got so large. We’ll calculate some growth rates of human populations. And we’ll talk about the impacts of age structure and demographic transition models, and the impact of affluence coupled with population and how that impacts the environment. We’ll also talk about biocapacity and your ecological footprint.
and what those concepts are, what they mean and how they can help us find sustainable solutions in the future.

Welcome to week 2. In this week we will be examining the wicked problem of human demography.

Watch as Dr. Nathan B. English explains the topics this week will cover.

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