Environmental Science-1

  1. What is the goal of environmental science
    To study how the earth works, interaction and ways to deal with environmental problems.
  2. The study that are important in the discipline of environmental science is
    Ethics, Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, Geology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Political Science, Engineering Economics.
  3. Natural Capital
    The earth itself
  4. Natural Services
    What we doing to control the natural capital
  5. Natural resource
    Is the natural resource already within earth.
  6. Renewable resource
    resource replenished in days to serveral hundred years through natural processes example

    Solar engery/ wind/ geothermal/ hydroelectricity
  7. Three principle of sustainablility
    • 1. Life depends on solar energy
    • 2. Biodiversity provides natural services
    • 3. Chemical/ nutrient cycling means that there is little waste in nature
  8. Sustainability
    the ability of earths various systems including human cultural systems and economies to survive and adapt to changing environmental conditions indefinitely.
  9. Sustainable yield
    The highest rate of which a renewable and non-renewable resource can be used indefinitely w/o reducing its available supply.
  10. Tragedy of the commons refers to
    degtradation of openly shared resource 
  11. Ecological footprint
    The amount of bilogically productive land & water needed to supply a person with renewable resource and to recycle the waste and pollution  produced by such resource  use.
  12. Four Basic Cause of enviornmental problems
    • 1. Population growth
    • 2. Unstainable resource use
    • 3. Poverty
    • 4. Excluding environmental cost from market prices
  13. The world reach a population of
    7 billion in 2011
  14. Categorize developed countries vs developing countries.
    Developed countries include those with high income developing countries include those to low income.
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Environmental Science-1