Human Advancement Cannot Occur Geog 101 Capilano
First, spend some time considering your own perspective in relation to two of the discussion statements shown on page 2 of this handout.
Think about whether you agree or disagree with the statement, or whether you would modify it in some way to reflect your own view.
Draw on examples of contemporary environmental issues to explain your reasoning or to support your viewpoint.
Summarize your thoughts on the two discussion topics you have selected and then post these to your assigned group discussion forum on eLearn. Make it clear which discussion point you are responding to.These posts do not need to be long but should convey your careful consideration of each discussion topic. As a general guide ~150 words should suffice for each topic.Please carefully check grammar and spelling before posting and check that your key points are clearly and concisely written.
Discussion statements (** select two of these for your discussion summary)
Traditional ecological knowledge should take precedence over scientific evidence in developing ecosystem management frameworks.
Human advancement cannot occur without adversely affecting the natural environment and attempting to balance ecosystem needs with human resource needs is futile.
Prioritizing technological innovation is the best way to ensure that we can reverse damage to ecosystems and sustain future generations.
It is no longer possible to talk of ‘natural’ systems or of ‘nature’ given that the earth has been wholly colonized by human beings during the Anthropocene.
Before taking action to protect the environment we should wait for full scientific certainty and consensus about the key causes of environmental degradation.