Essential Principle: The atmosphere and humans are inextricably linked.
Welcome to Session 6C atmosphere and humans are inextricably linked.
Introductions have completed 10:45 AM
Attendees: Julie Gustafson: Nat. Wildlife Fed.; Steve Ackerman: Univ. Wisconsin; Christy Gerrits: Campbell County School District; Ben Cuker: Hampton Uni.; Peter Pennington: NESTA President; Mark McCaffrey: CIRES CU Bldr.; Wendy Abshire:UCAR/COMET; Steve Wilton: The Climate Project; James Rattling Leaf:Sinte Gleska University; Susan Innis: Colorado Governor's Energy Office.; Sandra Henderson:UCAR EO; Bob Henson:UCAR Communications
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The session has split into two separate discussion groups. (10:54 AM)
-Both groups are defining the discussion topic...
Group1: S.Ackerman - "How do we break out the the link between humans and the atmos.
- James R.L. - Mitaku Oyasin : means "all my relations" [Sandra is clarifying the sig.] encompasing term, moral, philosophical, defines he Lakota relationship to Earth. James is continuing to elaborate: "...teaches the concept of reciprocity" The Lakota don't see just a forest. They see their relationship to it in the above terms.
- J.Gus: "...should be talk about the mechanics of humans and the atmos.?"
- S.Ackerman: linkage is not just humans and the atmos., it's all the natural world. The linkage is much broader, e.g. urban heat island effect
- S.Wilton: the problem is reflected in the atmos.
- Sandra: Linkages are between humans and the environment (materials we use are effecting the Earth)
- Julie G.: "relationship" is the key term to consider. "Linkage" is not specific enough.
Note: two separate groups will combine in 10 minutes (11:13 AM)
- Susan I.: second concept atmos. affects humans 3rd concept humans impact atmos.
- Julie G.: ...the atmos. influence affects humans on a immediate scale (lighting strike drops a tree on you) and over the longer term (fishing)
- Sandra H. maybe we can look at previous examples
- S. Innis: maybe we could organize this by longterm settlement patterns (types of buildings), and short term
- Sandra: Lifeways are impacted
- James: Culture is impacted - groups have to be develop a new culture, e.g. ....permafrost melt is moving group (tribe?) away from the coast as the .
Note: Group1 is discussing how to integrate their discussion with Group2's
Note: 30 minutes left in this breakout session. The whole group has not launched into the full-group discussion yet.
Note: Full-group discussion has begun
James is explaining Mitaku Oyasin to represent "interdependence" and "complexity" in the discussion of the development EPs
Big Ideas (from Group2 group document)
- The interconnected relationship between humans and the atmos. is compex and difficult to isolate.
- Humans beings are dependent on Earth's Atmospheric processes
- Humans breathe to inhale oxygen and release co2 and are dependent on water distributed through the hydroligic cycles with determine human activites.
- Human Activities alter the atmos., affecting human health and changing climate
- Weather and climate affect the viability, quality and character of individual lives and societies
- Human planning is based on short-term wx forecasts and long-term expectations of climate f
Note: 5 mins. left in the session. The discssion is around the above last point "Human planning...."
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