Four Bad Global Trends
1) Population Growth and economic development.
2) Decline of vital life-support ecosystems.
3) Global atmospheric changes.
4) A loss of boidiversity.
Millennium Development Goals
To reduce extreme poverty and its effects on human well-being.
Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems.
The practical goal that our interactions with the natural world should be working towards.
The ethical and moral framework that informs our public and private actions; and science-the basis for our understanding for how the world works and how humans interact with it.
The natural and managed ecosystems that provide essential goods and services to human enterprises.
Policy and Politics
The human decisions that determine what happens to the natural world and the political processes that lead to those decisions.
In human endeavors such as forestry and fisheries which are considered sustainable.
People who are concerned mainly with growth, efficiency, and the optimum use of resources.
People who mainly focus on human needs and concepts, like equity, empowerment, social cohesion, and cultural identity.
People who show their greatest concern for preserving the integrity of natural systems, for living within the carrying capacity of the environment and for dealing effectively with pollution.
Controversies In Science
1) New information
2) Complex phenomena
4) Subjective values
Environmental Public Policy
1) Prevention or reduction of air, water, and land pollution.
2) The use of natural resources, like forests, fisheries, oil, land, and so forth.
The accelerating interconnectedness of human activities, ideas, and cultures.