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it includes all of the living and nonliving things with which we interact. it includes a complex web of relationships that connect us with one another and with the world we live in.
an interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the environment of living and nonliving things.
the biological science that study how organisms interact with their environment and each other.
a set of organisms interacting wit hone another and with their environment of nonliving matter and energy within a defined area or volume.
a social movement dedicated to protecting the earth's life-support systems for us and all other forms of life.
the ability of the earth's various natural systems and human cultural systems and economies to survive and adapt to changing environmental conditions indefinitely.
the natural resources and natural services that keep us and other forms of life alive and support our economies.
materials and energy in nature that are essential or useful to humans. can be classified as renewable or nonrenewable.
functions of nature that support life and human economies.
vital natural service that circulates the chemicals necessary for life
energy from the sun
environmentally sustainable society
one that meets the current and future basic resource needs of its people in a just and equitable manner without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their basic needs.
the renewable resources provided by natural capital
gross domestic product (GDP)
the annual market value of all goods and services produced by all firms and organizations, foreign and domestic, operating within a country.
per capita GDP
the GDP divided by the total population at midyear
purchasing power parity (PPP)
a monetary measurement of development that takes into account what money buys in different countries.
per capita GDP PPP
a measure of the amount of goods and services that a country's average citizen could buy in the U.S.
has the goal of using economic growth to improve living standards
highly industrialized countries that have a high per capita GDP PPP
middle income, moderately developed countries and low income, least developed countries. the latter have a steadily declining per capita GDP PPP.
environmentally sustainable economic development
using political and economic systems to discourage environmentally harmful and unsustainable forms of economic growth that degrade natural capital , and to encourage environmentally beneficial and sustainable forms of economic development that help sustain natural capital.
the management of natural resources with the goal of minimizing resource waste and sustaining resource supplies for current and future generations.
renewed continuously and expected to last at least 6 billion years as the sun completes its life cycle.
resource that can be replenished fairly quickly through natural processes as long as it is not used up faster than it is renewed
the highest rate at which a renewable resource can be used indefinitely without reducing its available supply
when sustainable yield is exceeded and a renewable resource's supply begins to shrink
resources in a fixed quantity below the earth's crust; they can be exhausted much quicker than they can be formed
the amount of biologically productive land and water needed to supply the people in a particular country or area with resources and to absorb and recycle the wastes and pollution produced by such resource use.
per capita ecological footprint
the average ecological footprint of an individual in a given country or area
environmental revolution (sustainability revolution)
involves learning how to reduce our ecological footprints and live more sustainability.
anything in the environment that is harmful to the health, survival, or activities of humans or other organisms .
single, identifiable sources of pollution
sources of pollution that are dispersed and often difficult to identify
harmful materials that can be broken down by natural processes
harmful materials that natural processes cannot break down
pollution cleanup (output pollution control)
involves cleaning up or diluting pollutants after they have been produced
pollution prevention (input pollution control)
reduces or eliminates the production of pollutants.
occurs when people are unable to meet their basic needs for adequate food, water, shelter, health, and education.
a set of assumptions and values reflecting how you think the world works and what you think your role in the world should be.
beliefs about what is right and wrong with how we treat the environment.
planetary management worldview
holds that we are separate from nature, that nature exists mainly to meet our needs and increasing wants, and that we can use our ingenuity and technology to manage the earth's life-support systems, mostly for our benefit, indefinitely.
holds that we can and should manage the earth for our benefit, but that we have an ethical responsibility to be caring and responsible managers of the earth.
environmental wisdom worldview
holds that we are part of, and totally dependent on, nature and that nature exists for all species, not just for us.
making the shift to more sustainable societies and economies
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