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Wednesday 8 September 2010
1. Discuss environmental worldviews and environmental impacts. Use text chapter 28.
2. Discuss Gross National Happiness from http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/04/science/04happ.html?pagewanted=all
3. Discuss the Happy Planet Index at http://www.happyplanetindex.org/explore/global/index.html
4. Homework: Take the ecological footprint quiz at http://www.myfootprint.org/en/visitor_information/
Answer the following - How many Earths would it take to sustain a planet of me? What one thing could I do which would have the biggest impact on my footprint and why? After changing this one thing did it change my footprint; explain your result.

Friday 10 September 2010
1. Take the ecological footprint quiz in front of the class.
2. Discuss environmental footprints with the anthrome map: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/08/new-anthrome-maps/
3. Intro into the ideas of energy flow, particularly the first and second laws of thermodynamics.
4. Discuss units of energy, power, and efficiency
5. Homework: Text Chapter 3, critical thinking 8 and 9.


Monday 13 September 2010
1. The great entropy lab
2. Lab report due within a week

Wednesday 15 September 2010
1. Discuss entropy lab questions
2. In class work on thermodynamics in the environment
3. Homework: Page 126 Critical Thinking 1 and 2.

Friday 17 September 2010
1. Use the computer lab to do climatographs investigation

Climatograph Instructions
2. Climatograph writeup due the following Friday.