Sergio Antonio Salvi, The Environmental Emergency (lecture extract)

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<ul><li><p>THE ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY</p><p>Sergio Antonio SalviLIFE CYCLE DESIGN </p><p>97.psd</p></li><li><p>THE ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCYEarths environment nowadays: biosphere (we all humans, animals and plants live on a soap bubble) Earth diameter: 12756 km</p><p> breathable air: less than 10 km</p><p> sea water depth: 0 to 10 km</p><p> alive soil depth: 0 to few metersLIFE CYCLE DESIGN Sergio Antonio Salvi</p></li><li><p>THE ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCYEarths environment nowadays: transformation of human societyIt is easy to understand that we are living in an situation of emergency: our planet is experiencing the strong impact of human societies. Earth is a little planet and its resources are not infinite, while population is increasing, and great part of developing countries are transforming into western type;</p><p>these new societies are much more demanding of resources (water, food, raw materials, energy) than before. We strongly need to change our development model, making it sustainable, in order to ensure a future for the next generationsLIFE CYCLE DESIGN Sergio Antonio Salvi</p></li><li><p>THE ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCYEarths environment nowadays: human population increase (nowadays about 1 bln/12 years; UN, 2010)LIFE CYCLE DESIGN Sergio Antonio Salvi</p></li><li><p>THE ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCYEarths environment nowadays: daily food consumption (data per capita; Coolgeography)LIFE CYCLE DESIGN Sergio Antonio Salvi</p></li><li><p>THE ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCYEarths environment nowadays: world renewable and non-renewable energy resources (various data adapted by the author, 2009)LIFE CYCLE DESIGN Sergio Antonio Salvi</p><p>Grafico4</p><p>0.3543</p><p>0.2346</p><p>0.2815</p><p>0.0579</p><p>0.0627</p><p>0.0091</p><p>Foglio1</p><p>PETROLIUM0.3543</p><p>NATURAL GAS0.2346</p><p>COAL0.2815</p><p>URANIUM0.0579</p><p>HYDROPOWER0.0627</p><p>OTHER RENEWABLE0.0091</p><p>1.0001</p><p>Foglio1</p><p>Foglio2</p><p>Foglio3</p></li><li><p>THE ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCYEarths environment nowadays: world oil production and peak oil forecasts (The Oil Conundrum, 2006-2011)LIFE CYCLE DESIGN Sergio Antonio Salvi</p></li><li><p>THE ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCYEarths environment nowadays: world solar and wind energy estimated (TW; Huffpost Green; adapted by the author)LIFE CYCLE DESIGN Sergio Antonio Salvi</p></li><li><p>THE ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCYEarths environment nowadays: deaths for pollution (World Health Organization, 2011)LIFE CYCLE DESIGN Sergio Antonio Salvi</p></li><li><p>THE ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCYEarths environment nowadays: deforestation increase (million Hectares per Year since 1990; FAO et al., 2010, adapted by the author)LIFE CYCLE DESIGN Sergio Antonio Salvi</p></li><li><p>OMITTED</p></li></ul>