Welcome to Dr. Chen’s ENV 102 blog site for UWGB students to discuss and comment on subjects and issues that are related to the course contents of ENV 02. These research questions will appear in the exam as bonus questions. There are many advantages for you both in improving grades and in getting best 360 degree learning experiences by visiting the site, taking the challenges, discussing with your friends or faculty on those research issues and questions.
Elaborate on the relationship between politics and famine, using the historical Bangladesh 1974 famine as an example.
Suppose that all of the grains and vegetables that you eat will someday come from one or two varieties of each plant species. In other words, suppose that someday there are only one or two varieties each of rice, wheat, broccoli, potatoes, and all of the other grains and vegetables. Would this matter to you? Would it be important? Why or why not?
Who is David M Pimente? What was his arguments against the use of pesticides in agriculture?
Who is Bob Munro? How does his soccer team help fight the poverty of Mathare Valley?
Who is John Beal? What is his contribution in restoring an urban-area stream?
If you live in an urban area, how environmentally sustainable do you think it is, overall, on a scale of 1 to 10? Explain. List three steps that could be taken by the city’s administrators and residents to make it more sustainable, and for each of these steps, explain how taking it would affect your life.
The textbook says that cities sometime can benefit the environment by reducing the energy use and air pollution (page 60). Do you agree? Present your argument with evidences and facts, not your opinion.
What are micro-loans? How do they help solve urban poverty?