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Society, Economy, and the Environment

Society, Economy, and the Environment

This is a free online course offered by the Saylor Foundation. 'Human societies have always been dependent upon local and regional environments for critical natural resources, and loss of these resources (either due to environmental changes or human overuse) has often reduced a society’s resilience to future challenges. When resilience decreases, the risk of societal collapse increases. Today, our globalized, highly connected societies have increased access to environmental resources, yet they leave us more vulnerable to disruptions and disasters that begin in other regions or systems. By understanding how our societies are connected to each other and to the environment, we can better manage our interactions so that they do not increase the potential for societal collapse. This course will... Show More

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