This page lists the main points of, gives links to figures for, and lists the assigned reading for a lecture in Dr. Bruce Railsback's GEOL 1121 class at the University of Georgia. This page is not intended as a set of lecture notes, and it cannot substitute for a set of lecture notes. Familiarity with this page alone will not assure satisfactory grades on exams in the course.

Lecture 38 (Monday, April 29, 2002): Environmental Problems and Environmental Solutions.

Main points of this lecture:
The reason for most of the environmental or societal problems we have discussed in this class are ourselves.
There are things we can do to lessen those problems.

Figures used in this lecture:
Some proposed changes in behavior to lessen environmental problems
A timeline of geologic history
A timeline of human population growth
A timeline of human population growth, with environmental implications
A graph of per-capita energy consumption by various nations

Reading assignment: None.

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