Human Impact on the Earth Resources

ANTHROPOCENE AND 6TH GREAT EXTINCTION

Trophic cascades–biodiversity http://media.hhmi.org/biointeractive/films/TrophicCascades.html

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/apr/19/study-humans-have-caused-all-the-global-warming-since-1950

Greenhouse effect discussed in 1977: Greenhouse effect discussed in 1977: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz1g55H6XgA

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/how_do_we_decide_when_a_plant_is_native_climate_change/2984/

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/veganism-could-save-world-new-study-argues

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/05/25/the-sixth-extinction

What is the Anthropocene and Are We in It?

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-is-the-anthropocene-and-are-we-in-it-164801414/

E. O. Wilson’s proposal to slow extinctions

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/can-world-really-set-aside-half-planet-wildlife-180952379/

and from National Geographic

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160327-wilson-half-planet-conservation-climate-change-extinction-ngbooktalk/

Anthropocene (Climate Change in the Anthropocene)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bjn2RGAIo0

Anthropocene (TEDxCanberra talk)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABZjlfhN0EQ

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/04/18/a-radical-attempt-to-save-the-reefs-and-forests

http://eowilsonfoundation.org/review-in-the-guardian-says-half-earth-is-an-audacious-idea-but-one-that-should-be-taken-seriously/

http://eowilsonfoundation.org/

https://vimeo.com/159106011

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/why-do-we-need-to-save-the-tiger/article8486116.ece

How dense are we–plastics in the ocean:         http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/08/16/plastics-in-the-ocean-how-dense-are-we/

Sea-level rise http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/science/sea-level-rise-global-warming-climate-change.html?_r=0

Be sure to check the Carbon dioxide–Global climate change links below.

MINING-INDUSTRY-URBAN SPRAWL-LOSS OF HABITAT / BIODIVERSITY-DAMAGE TO THE ENVIRONMENT-INCLUDING ELEMENTS IN OUR DEVICES

http://www.fairphone.com/roadmap/mining/

http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2013-09-20/why-its-hard-to-make-an-ethically-sourced-smartphone

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/blood-coltan/

Easy to see outcrops of mica schist in the Aravellii Biodiversity Park near Vasant Vihar. Area was heavily mined/quarried. When themining stopped the invasive Procipos juliflora dominated the tree cover. Since the park was established reforestation of native species has taken place.

http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/

http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/randomaccess/illegal-miners-ravaging-raping-the-aravalis/

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/Mafia-sets-off-blast-in-Sindh-river-blows-up-crocodile/articleshow/46974881.cms

 Rich Lands Poor People

http://cseindia.org/mining/pdf/miningpub.pdf

http://www.cseindia.org/node/389

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/illegal-sand-mining/

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2013/09/conflict_minerals_from_the_congo_is_your_cellphone_made_with_them.html

http://www.enoughproject.org/publications/mine-mobile-phone

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/recycling-reality-humans-set-to-trash-most-elements-on-the-periodic-table/

INVASIVE SPECIES

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/03/01/science/invasive-species.html

see response to article above by scientists: http://www.islandconservation.org/invasive-species-are-by-definition-harmful/

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/how_do_we_decide_when_a_plant_is_native_climate_change/2984/

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/invasive-plants-a-threat-to-wildlife/article6432731.ece

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/tree-species-turning-into-environmental-threat/article291551.ece

https://helda.helsinki.fi/bitstream/handle/10138/24969/prosopis.pdf

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.00449

http://www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/Publications/PDFS/wp03mwangi.pdf

http://www.conservationindia.org/articles/lantana-in-india-a-losing-battle

http://www.thesholatrust.org/lantanaproject/

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

https://www.giz.de/en/downloads/giz2015-en-ecosystems-biodiversity-interim-report-india.pdf

http://www.ignfa.gov.in/Ecosystem/tabid/430/Default.aspx

http://www.teebweb.org/resources/ecosystem-services/

AGRICULTURE AND PESTICIDES IN INDIA

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/pesticides

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Your-food-may-contain-pesticides/articleshow/50489376.cms

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/world/asia/pesticide-found-in-meals-that-killed-india-children-official-says.html?_r=0

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/Global/international/publications/agriculture/2015/Pesticides-and-our-Health.pdf

http://www.cseindia.org/node/653

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-slow-poisoning-of-india/

http://ejfoundation.org/sites/default/files/public/the_deadly_chemicals_in_cotton.pdf

CARBON DIOXIDE–GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE–GREEHOUSE EFFECT–GLOBAL WARMING

Article with reference to climate change deniers http://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/katharine-hayhoe-lubbock-climate-change-evangelist/

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/climate-catastrophe-half-degree-warming-could-make-difference

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/corporations-move-to-curb-global-warming/

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/apr/19/study-humans-have-caused-all-the-global-warming-since-1950

http://e360.yale.edu/feature/how_do_we_decide_when_a_plant_is_native_climate_change/2984/

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/veganism-could-save-world-new-study-argues

Greenhouse effect discussed in 1977: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz1g55H6XgA

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/11/november-11-2015-the-last-day-of/417378/

http://on.ted.com/Hansen

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/climate/2015-paris-climate-talks

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/19/467206769/why-science-teachers-are-struggling-with-climate-change

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/artist-captures-climate-change-in-7-stunning-watercolors/

noaa.gov

https://ncar.ucar.edu/

http://www.usgs.gov/climate_landuse/

http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/india-will-be-one-of-the-worst-hit-countries-by-climate-change-claims-oxford-university-study-251566.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/world/asia/climate-related-death-of-coral-around-world-alarms-scientists.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=flipboard&_r=0