Crowded Planet Ecology

Earth and Sky Radio Series

This radio broadcast discusses the need to consider the effects of a growing human population when studying ecosystems, since there are virtually no pristine ecosystems left. The 1 minute, 33 second clip concludes by considering a suggestion to focus more on urban ecology and the need to obtain clean air, water and food.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Biology
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)
Climate Literacy Principles: Life and Climate Are Linked:Holocene Societies, Complex Interactions:Non-Linear Processes, Human Activities and Change
Topics: Biosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science