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Basic science toward sustainability

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planetary evolution:The Earth has been evolving continuously during more than 4.5 billion year but what has been a constant is the set of basic rules which define the conditions for life. While the latter is continuously adapting to changing circumstances (as extinctions, glaciations, etc.) during the different eras, the underneath mechanisms remain the same; understanding this underlying concepts is fundamental when the aim is to understand sustainability as science provides overall knowledge about the socio-ecological system. In particular we refer to physical law, as when it came to sustainability issues physical flow of energy and matter assume particular importance.

  • The Earth has been evolving continuously during more than 4.5 billion year but what has been a constant is the set of basic rules which define the conditions for life. While the latter is continuously adapting to changing circumstances (as extinctions, glaciations, etc.) during the different eras, the underneath mechanisms remain the same; understanding this underlying concepts is fundamental when the aim is to understand sustainability as science provides overall knowledge about the socio-ecological system. In particular we refer to physical law, as when it came to sustainability issues physical flow of energy and matter assume particular importance.
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Basic science toward sustainability

  1. 1. + Basic Science toward Sustainability
  2. 2. + Planetary Evolution • A scientific law is an evidence-based generalization that describes a basic rule about reality • For 4.5 billion years the physical law of nature have dictated the conditions of life
  3. 3. + What is a System? A set of interconnected parts whose behavior depend on the interaction of those parts
  4. 4. + Eco - System All the organism living in a particular area, as well as all the nonliving (abiotic), physical components of the environment with which the organisms interact, such as air, soil, water, rocks and sunlight • Life conditions • Support of activities • Absorb what not needed
  5. 5. + How does it work? • Sunlight • Closed loop • Mutualism • No waste • Recycle • Life fits to function • Interdependence • Diversity • Energy efficient • Complexity Preserve it & get inspired
  6. 6. + The laws of Thermodynamics
  7. 7. + What create order? • Create oxigen • Create structure Second source of life
  8. 8. + Ocean Circulation Salinity & Temperature Influence Density
  9. 9. + Wind Circulation
  10. 10. + Biosphere Interactions
  11. 11. + Foreign Chemical compounds Found in Mother’s milk
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  13. 13. + Planet Boundaries
  14. 14. + Sustainable Society into Biosphere

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