WVU GEOG 102 - Middle and South America Environmental and Sociocultural Issues (3 pages)

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Middle and South America Environmental and Sociocultural Issues


Lecture number:
7
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
West Virginia University
Course:
Geog 102 - World Regions

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GEOG 102 1nd Edition Lecture 7 Outline of Last Lecture I Middle and South America A Colonialism and its legacies B Phases of economic development C Curse of the Inca Gold Outline of Current Lecture II Middle and South America D Finish Curse of Inca Gold E Environmental Issues 1 The Amazon and Deforestation F Sociocultural Issues 1 Urbanization Current Lecture Video Curse of the Inca Gold The mine represents the extractive industry Locals concerned because it effected quality of land acid run off cyanide mercury healthcare livestock and water Social license consent support of local people surrounding the mining areas Locals and industry build trust relationship French US and Peruvian government compete to gain control of mines and profits These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute 30 tons of Earth removed to extract 1 ounce of gold Supporters of the gold miners Bring jobs Improved operations Resistors of the miners Contaminate water Declines livestock Obstruct healthcare Long term effects are too dangerous Deforestation Loss of absorptive capacity Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest Burning trees released stored CO2 The Amazon lungs of the world because it absorbs a lot of CO2 in the atmosphere Brazil 4th largest emitter of greenhouse gasses Globalization and Deforestation Turning forest into agricultural land result from o Poor people s need for a livelihood o Government incentives to inhabit sparsely populated lands o Demand for wood meat and food in urban and global centers Logging hardwoods Natural resource extraction Sociocultural Changes Population Patterns Migration rural to urban migration primate cities cities that hold a large portion of the country s total population ex Mexico City Buenos Aires Argentina Lima Peru Urbanization o Development of squatter cities or unplanned neighborhoods like Shanty towns and Hoovervilles



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