What is environmental history?
We have a problem where we are harming our environment.  Start with history:
What are the important issues--the factors that affect history when we look at the environment:
Social science general education requirement wants you to understand something about the methodology of social sciences
What is this particular author trying to do?

wind farm

what have you learned from this course that will help you understand environmental issues today?

1. how much can human beings change ecosystems (and how much are we affected by ecosystems)
2. How have our ideas changed?  is it ideas that matter most?  ideas and technology affect each other
3. how do you accomplish (change) anything?
deflating globe
4.  what does all of this add up to?

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