Course name – Creating Sustainable Societies
1.Are humans the most important beings on the planet? Explain.
2.Adaptations that make a species successful during one period of time may not be enough to ensure that species’ survival when environmental conditions change. We are currently experiencing a time of especially rapidly changing environmental conditions caused largely by human activities. How will this effect species’ survival? Is this true for humans? Discuss,paying particular attention to evolutionary processes.
3.Flooding in places like New Orleans, the U.S. Gulf coast, and Venice, Italy are largely self-inflicted unnatural disasters. Explain.
Should a sinking city like New Orleans be rebuilt and protected with higher levees, or should the lower parts of the city be allowed to revert back to wetlands that would help to protect nearby coastal areas? Explain
4.Will the next war in the Middle East be over water? Explain.
How might that affect nations that are dependent on oil from the Middle East?
How could this impact your lifestyle?