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Brubaker, Sterling – 1972
In this text, written for the general reader rather than for the specialist, the accelerating use of man's environment is considered from agricultural, economic, demographic, and land and other resource use, with principal reference to the United States situation, but with reference to the world scale when appropriate. Environmental threats are…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Demography, Ecology, Economics
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Smith, Jordan W.; Anderson, Dorothy H.; Moore, Roger L. – Rural Sociology, 2012
This research analyzes individuals' perceived resilience to changing climatic conditions. Specifically, we suggest individual resilience is composed of an awareness of localized risks created because of climate change, a willingness to learn about, and plan for, the potential impacts of altered environmental conditions, and general appraisals of…
Descriptors: Climate, Social Networks, Social Capital, Resilience (Psychology)
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Boyes, Edward; And Others – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1993
The most general conclusion from analyzing 702 high school students' answers to questionnaires is that many students confuse different major environmental problems, particularly global warming and ozone-layer depletion. There is also a student linking of radioactive contamination, acid rain, and biodiversity reduction. (PR)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Environmental Education, Global Warming, High School Students
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Van de Vliert, Evert; Murray, Damian R. – Creativity Research Journal, 2018
Nobel laureates, technological pioneers, and innovative entrepreneurs are unequally distributed across the globe. Their density increases in regions toward the North Pole, toward the South Pole, and very close to the Equator. This geographic anomaly led us to explore whether stressful demands of climatic cold and climatic heat (imposed…
Descriptors: Climate, Creativity, Innovation, Economic Climate
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Sekhon, Natasha; Beach, Tim; Krause, Samantha; Eshleman, Sara – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2021
In our current period of escalating climate change, we urgently need to better understand the modern climate and climate drivers in understudied regions of the world. This article provides a succinct and current literature review of one such region: the Maya Lowlands. The region has a long history of study on human--climatic interaction but little…
Descriptors: Climate, Trend Analysis, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
Gage, Susan – Teachergram, 1989
This newsletter discusses the disappearance of the world's forests and the resulting environmental problems of erosion and flooding; loss of genetic diversity; climatic changes such as less rainfall, and intensifying of the greenhouse effect; and displacement and destruction of indigenous cultures. The articles, lessons, and activities are…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Ecological Factors, Ecology, Elementary Education
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Bates, Richard D. – 1989
This lecture recounts personal experiences and discusses environmental issues that invoked a desire to teach about the things threatening the earth. Human population growth is cited as the first and foremost environmental challenge in the 20th century. A J-shaped curve is used to illustrate an increase in human population. The relationship between…
Descriptors: Alternative Energy Sources, Climate, Ecological Factors, Energy
United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi (Kenya). – 1987
Since the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) was created, more than a dozen years ago, public understanding of the environmental issues confronting our planet has increased enormously. The Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS) has provided several environmental assessments including urban air pollution, climate modification,…
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Climate, Conservation (Environment), Earth Science
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Hesse-Biber, Sharlene – International Journal for Transformative Research, 2019
Climate adaptation research often ignores the broader socio-cultural human sphere within which climate change takes place. Dominant viewpoints on climate adaptation derive from the biophysical world that often excludes social, economic, and political contexts that also connect to biophysical changes. Hybrid methodological mixed methods approaches…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Climate, Change, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Thompson, Lonnie G. – Behavior Analyst, 2010
Glaciers serve as early indicators of climate change. Over the last 35 years, our research team has recovered ice-core records of climatic and environmental variations from the polar regions and from low-latitude high-elevation ice fields from 16 countries. The ongoing widespread melting of high-elevation glaciers and ice caps, particularly in low…
Descriptors: Climate, Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries, World Problems
DeFries, Ruth S., Ed.; Malone, Thomas F., Ed. – 1989
This volume of papers includes 21 of the 38 presentations given at the Forum on Global Change and Our Common Future. The objectives of the forum were threefold: (1) to present to the public a balanced and authoritative view of the wide range of global change issues, including the science of the earth system, the impacts of global change on…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Decision Making, Earth Science, Educational Change
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Probst, L.; Ndah, H. T.; Rodrigues, P.; Basch, G.; Coulibaly, K.; Schuler, J. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: To develop a transformative learning process around the potential for innovation of technologies such as Conservation Agriculture. Design/methodology/approach: We applied principles of Transformative Learning and Communicative Action theories to design a learning process structured by the Qualitative Expert Assessment Tool for…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Learning Processes, Agricultural Education, Instructional Design
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Pittman, Jeremy; Wittrock, Virginia; Kulshreshtha, Surendra; Wheaton, Elaine – Journal of Rural Studies, 2011
With the likelihood of future changes in climate and climate variability, it is important to understand how human systems may be vulnerable. Rural communities in Saskatchewan having agricultural-based economies are particularly dependent on climate and could be among the most vulnerable human systems in Canada. Future changes in climate are likely…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Climate
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Washington-Ottombre, Camille; Bigalke, Siiri – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to compose a systematic understanding of campus sustainability innovations and unpack the complex drivers behind the elaboration of specific innovations. More precisely, the authors ask two fundamental questions: What are the topics and modes of implementation of campus sustainability innovations? What are the external and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Sustainability, Program Implementation
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Yakovleva, Anastasia – NORDSCI, 2018
Yakut people or Sakha (self-designation) are a Siberian indigenous ethnic group in North East Asia, inhabiting the Sakha Republic in Russia. Their language belongs to the Turkic family, and it is generally believed that they originated from Central Asia and migrated to the north about a thousand years ago. The article attempts to examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Child Rearing
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