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Final

Human Impact on Wildlife Endangerment and Extinction This week focuses on the issue of biodiversity loss and the ways humans have had part in the decline of Earth’s species. Through our destructive and wasteful means of consumption, wildlife populations and biodiversity have decreased rapidly in recent years, and are likely to continue this pattern. InContinue reading “Final”

Capitalism: an Outdated System of Unsustainability

In this week’s readings, “Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency” by Andreas Malm and “In the Shadows of Coronavirus” by Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo, the two authors analyze the coronavirus and climate change in the context of capitalism and socioeconomic inequality. The essays describe how current issues have illuminated the immense correlations between social inequality, political corruption, andContinue reading “Capitalism: an Outdated System of Unsustainability”

The Exploitation of Water Resources

This week explores the exploitation of Earth’s water resources through the irresponsible management of freshwater and water pollution.  The material presented has communicated the failure of humans to control and manage the health and sustainability of our precious water ecosystems. Though we have a responsibility to repair the damage which has already been done onContinue reading “The Exploitation of Water Resources”

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