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Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability

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Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability EVR 1017

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Giovanna Gonzalez
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Global Environment and Society
James Riach

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This was a part of a textbook reading that we had to do. Its just a few definitions of words and bullet points from the text.
Global Environment and Society
James Riach
One Day of Notes
Environment, global problems, EARTH, sustainability
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Date Created: 01/13/15
Environmental Problems Their Causes and Sustaina Tuesday January 13 2015 440 PM Definitions 1 10 11 12 13 14 15 1F Everything around us It includes all of the living and the nonliving things 2 energy with which we interact And it includes a complex web of relationships that com one another with the world we live in An interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the envin living and nonliving things environmental science subfield that studies howliving things int other and their environment A group oforganisms that are closely related and forsexually reproducing organ and producefertile offspring Humans are part ofa species called Homo sapienssapien A set of organisms and the surrounding nonliving environmental component interact with one anotherin a particular area A social movement dedicated to protecting the earths lifesupport sy and other forms of life The ability ofthe earth39s various natural systems and human cultural syste economies to survive and adapt to changing environmental conditions indefinitely The natural resources and natural services that keep us and other life for support our economies Materials and energy in nature that are essential or useful to human classified as renewable air water soil plants and wind ornonrenewabe copper oil c Functions of nature such as purification ofair and water which suppor human economies A natural service that is the circulation of chemicals necessary for life fl environment through organisms and back to the environment Energy from the sun One that meets the current and future basic resou n people in a just and equitable manner without compromising the ability of future genera their basic needs Is an increase in a nations output of goods and services GDP The annual market value ofall goods and services product and organizationsforeign and domestic operating within a country The arm Ahmad hu Hm 39ln39lal nnnllla39linn 2 mirluoar bility air water and 1ect us with onment of eract with each Iisms can mate 5 ts which stemsfor us ms and quotms alive and s Often are 1ndcoal 39t life and rom the ce needs of its tions to meet ed by all firms IIIC JLJI UIVIUCU My LIIC LULCII PUVUICILIUII GIL IIIIUYCCII Resource Anything obtained from the environment to meet our needs and wants The management of natural resources with the goal of minimizing resourci sustaining resource supplies forcurrent and future generations Any chemical or physical change in the environment that is harmful to the heal activities of humans or other organisms Notes 0 Goal to learn how nature works how the environment affects us how we affect the environment and how we deal with environment problems and live more sustainabl Without solar capital all natural capital would collapse Photosynthesis Second component ofsustainabilityand subtheme of text to recognize that a lot oh activities lead to the natural capital degradation 0 One that meets the current and future basic res of its people in a just and equitable manner without compromising the ability offutu generations to meet their basic needs 0 Protect your capital and live off the income it provides Deplete or waste yourcapital move from sustainable to an unsustainable lifestyle Earth39s natural capital is a global trust fund for us Living sustainablv means living off income the renewable resources such as plants animals and soil provided by naturq During the past 10000 years the human population has grown from several million 1 As the population grows more and more goods and services are produced to meet t people 0 Five basic causes of environmental problems Poverty Prices on goods People have views Subsidies Views e waste and lth survival or ly human ource needs re and you will natural al cagital to 67 billion he worlds different


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