Forum 1: Imagine the world without people
This class will focus on how humans interact with the environment. We will study how human actions are effecting the world around us, and the consequences of our actions. We will also focus on what you can do to help. A lot of the issues the environment faces are human caused, and it might seem like there is no hope, but that isn’t true…we can all do things in our everyday life to help.
This first discussion board forum will focus on an article from the New Scientist by Bob Holmes, titled ‘Imagine earth without people’. It is a very interesting exercise to see how much we humans impact the world around us and to see how the world could respond to all these changes if we were gone. We will cover many of the topics discussed in this article during the quarter. A copy of the article is located here:
http://www.truth-out.org/archive/item/66241:imagine-earth-without-people (Links to an external site.)
After reading the article, focus your post on the following questions:
- What are your thoughts on the article with respect to how humans effect the environment?
- Do you think there is more reason preserve the natural world, or is there less need to do so? (i.e., things will return to normal when we are gone)
- What was the most surprising thing you read in this article?
- Can you think of any other ways we negatively influence the environment that were not mentioned in the article?
Your post should follow the guidelines in the DB Orientation page, and make sure you cite the sources of your information!
Please look at the attached for the post guidelines!
Please complete in the timeline given! It is only 400 words, remember.