growth in which quantity increases at a constant rate.
the study or relationships between living organisms and their relationship.
energy from the sun
resources from the earth
a social movement dedicated to protecting life support systems for all species
a characteristic of a process or state that can be maintained at a certain level indefinitely.
Gross Domestic Product
an increase in the capacity of a country to provide people with goods and services.
the improvement of living standards by economic growth.
anything obtained from the environment to meet our needs and wants.
a resource that is renewed constantly. Ex. Solar energy
a resource that is replenished fairly rapidly. Ex trees
Tragedy of the Commons
the degradation of renewable free-access resources
highest rate at which a renewable resource can be used indefinitely
caused by exceeding the resources natural replenishment
the amount of biologically productive land and water needed to supply each person with renewable resources and to dispose of their waste.
resources that exist in a fixed quantity. Ex; coal, oil and natural gas
when the cost of extracting and using the resource exceeds its economic value.
pollutants that are single, identifiable sources. Ex. drain pipe from a factory
pollutants that are dispersed and often difficult to identify. Ex pesticides spayed into the air.
Input pollution control, which reduces or eliminates pollution
Pollution Clean Up
Output pollution control, cleaning up the pollution
the major threat to human health and the environment
a trend of buying more stuff than one needs in the search of fulfillment and happiness
means created by man.
everything that affects an living organism
living off natural income and not depleting or degrading the earth's natural capital that supplies the biological income