The Gaia Hypothesis
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The terrestrial combination of organism and environment has unraveled mysteries that baffled scientists for centuries. Attempts are being made by scientists to decode age-old questions of how these huge expanses of greenery, mudflats, deserts, forest regions, and marine life have thrived and survived, or have been shifted due to elementary, weathering or disastrous acts of nature.
The Gaia Hypothesis: New Age Myth, or the Future of Environment Policy
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The term 'Gaia,' which is Greek for 'Earth Mother,' often conjures up images related to New Age spirituality or pseudo-scientific thinking. The Gaia hypothesis, however, may be seen as a concept that is teleological in essence and that seeks to explain certain fundamental realities about the nature of the planet's ecosystem.… In his writing on the concept…
Gaia
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The term Gaia is multi-faceted; it being the name of the mythical Greek Goddess of the Earth, as well as referring to the Gaia hypothesis which is the belief that the Earth is one living organism and all of its components are unified. Although these are two completely different areas of study one could say that they are promoting the same belief, that is the idea that the Earth as one, a 'Mother-Earth'. …
Gaia
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The term Gaia is multi-faceted; it being the name of the mythical Greek Goddess of the Earth, as well as referring to the Gaia hypothesis which is the belief that the Earth is one living organism and all of its components are unified. Although these are two completely different… For example, the fact that the Earth’s temperature doesn’t really vary more than a…
The importance and influence of James Lovelock in geography
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James Lovelock represents a new breed of scientists who are working to change the way that science in general and geography in particular is perceived. Lovelock operates independently as a scientist, an environmentalist and as a futurologist.… James Lovelock represents a new breed of scientists who are working to change the way that science in general and…
Managing Sustainability
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Session 5 - Markets & economics growth: the ‘holy grail’. From the session I learned about the different economic growth models and how the human economy is ‘bounded’ by a non-growing and finite ecological sphere. Now I can conclude that nature cannot be exploited without limits and there are definite limits to conservation of energy through technological means so precautions should be taken in order to avoid transgressing these natural limits.…
Hypothesize
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The solutions to environmental issues mostly focus on the global, cultural, regional, and local aspects that have an impact on the… One of the strategies that can be used to resolve environmental issues includes the self regulation model. Based on this approach, eco-psychologists and deep ecologists suggest that people should treat the natural environment as…
Climate Change as a Moral Issue
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Climate change as a moral issue With the herald of the 21st century there has been the emergence of the realization that the human beings, and all other living creatures and their mother planet face an uncertain and devastating future. This is due to the over burst of population, increasing consumption and extinction rate, increasing rates of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and scarce natural resources.…
Daisyworld
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Daisyworld refers to a model dynamical system where even very simple mechanisms interact in order to produce complex behaviour. It helps us in analyzing the possible steady states and facilitates the study of the response of the system under various conditions. … The surface temperature of a lifeless planet would have changed dramatically with the…
Environmental Science Questions
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Environmental Science Questions Name: Institution: Environmental Science Questions Question One Earth, Venus and mars are all surrounded by atmospheres and have volcanoes, weathered surfaces and thermally and chemically evolved interiors. However, the three planets differ in terms of their atmosphere.… Mars has 95 percent carbon dioxide, three percent…
Summarization for chapters of the weather makers, and The author name is Tim Flannery
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Name: University: Course: Tutor: Date: Chapter 25: Bright as Sunlight, Light as Wind In this chapter, Flannery is seen to encourage us to concentrate on both the electricity grid and transportation so as to help us in effectively combating climate change. He however cautions us that this should only be done if we have adequate time and resources.… Although it…
The Dangerous Climate Change And Some Of The Strategies That Can Be Used To Avert The Beginning Of A Dangerous Climate Change
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Dangerous climatic change has many definitions and there is no specific definition. Dawson and Spannagle (2009) states that dangerous climatic change is the level beyond which climatic change surpasses the acceptable climatic change levels (limits)… Articles 2 of UNFCCC refer dangerous climatic change as dangerous anthropogenic interference caused by human…
Hypothesis
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The United States is an example of a country where discrimination was rife in the early part of the 20th century. More awareness and changes in… This is evidence that civil rights movements in the 1960s created awareness on equality and a change in legislation that has directly lead to increased productivity by minority…
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Students Response: As the primary point of contact for this particular school, I’m responsible for the overall responsibility of many things; however, I am choosing to focus on one issue at a time? Therefore, the most pressing question is in this economically challenged… se: Providing financial security for teachers is the underlying problem and the goal of…
Hypothesis
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The research question for this study is the reason behind the failure of America and its allies to launch war against Iran because of its continued engagement in production of nuclear weapons. This is despite it having signed the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. In this kind of… Iranian, are also pro-American, attacking the nuclear projects would result in…
NT in Review (Biology)
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Is there a Creator involved in directing this evolution? Does evolution even happen? A poll conducted in 2001 by the National Geographic (the figures have not changed over the last two… For it is evident that man has been trying to explain the world around him for almost as long as he appeared on earth. We do not know whether there exist other species with…
Hypothesis testing
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There are two types of hypothesis i.e. null hypothesis and alternate hypothesis (Pickard, 2007). The null hypothesis assumes that there is no significant variation in the… There is a procedure followed in hypothesis testing. The first step involves the stating of both the null and alternate hypothesis. The hypothesis is stated in a manner that they are…
Hypothesis testing
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A hypothesis is a claim that is made about a population parameter such as the mean (µ), proportion (?), or standard deviation (?) (Triola, p. 392). Hypothesis testing therefore involves testing claims, statements or assumptions about various properties of a population which is developed for testing purposes.… A hypothesis is a claim that is made about a…
Hypothesis Testing
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A researcher asks whether attending a private high school leads to higher or lower performance on a test of social skills when compared to students attending public schools. A sample of 100 students from a private school produces a mean score of 71.30. The population mean (μ)…  Type I error refers for rejecting the null hypothesis when it is in fact true.…
Hypothesis Testing
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Hypothesis testing is a process that uses of selected data from samples to make conclusions if there is enough evidence to revoke the idea no changing is occurring in the population under study. Hypothesis testing is significant in determining whether the test data has any… The null hypothesis is simple a statement that indicates that nothing is happening to…
Hypothesis Testing
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Hypothesis testing entails a statistical inference technique that allows a researcher to retain or reject their proposition regarding a subject matter. A subject matter in such a case may be an event happening within their environment or statistical applications within their… These projections are based on the average marks for the whole class in which those…
Alternative hypothesis or testable hypothesis
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Testing of hypothesis involves the precautious formation of two assertions. These assertions are the alternative hypothesis and null hypothesis. The null hypothesis states that there are no observed effects for the experiment conducted.… Testing of hypothesis involves the precautious formation of two assertions. These assertions are the alternative hypothesis…
Testable hypothesis
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Testable hypothesis Name: Institution: Course: Tutor name: Date: November 7, 2013 Testable hypothesis Hypothesis 1 One of the possible testable hypotheses from the reading relates to the interaction between associations and social stability and morality in a society (Tocqueville, 1953, p.… Its meaning, from a social perspective and from the scope of the…
Random sampling in hypothesis
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This essay considers conclusions on hypothesis are determined by the key factors, probability theory, and sample evidence. A random sample gives an opportunity for the population to participate equally. Probability has elements of truth as it uses evidence of repeatability to measure a population.… Therefore, it is important to use the random sample to enable…
Anthropocentrism and Environmental Ethics & Preservation of Nature Gaia
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Gaia: Our Life Force Gaia refers to the life force that makes up our biosphere, and how everything on the earth - from the one-celled protozoa to the enormous blue whale – acts collectively and coordinates to produce the optimum conditions for the continuation of life on earth.… The biosphere produces just the right temperature for the earth. The mechanism for…
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