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close this bookDisaster and the Environment - Trainer's Guide - 2nd edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 74 p.)
close this folderPART 1: THE EARTH AS A SYSTEM
View the document2. PART 1 - LEARNING OBJECTIVES
View the document3. INTRODUCTION TO DISASTERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
View the document4. THE EARTH’S SYSTEMS
View the document5. INTERACTIONS OF THE EARTH’S SYSTEMS: ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
View the document6. DEGRADATION OF THE ATMOSPHERE
View the document7. DEGRADATION OF THE OCEANS
View the document8. DEGRADATION OF THE LAND
View the document9. DEGRADATION OF THE BIOSPHERE
View the document10. SUMMARY

3. INTRODUCTION TO DISASTERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT


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Discuss the two approaches to studying the environment mentioned in the text and the science of ecology. How do the participants view the environment? Would urban dwellers think about the environment in a different way than rural dwellers? What is the difference?

Two approaches to studying the environment


ECOLOGY:
The science of ecology is the study of the interrelationships of organisms and their physical environment.