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Chapter 1 Section 1 QUESTIONS
Terms in this set (14)
What are the two main types of interactions that environmental scientists study?
1) how humans use natural resources (ex: water)
2) how human actions alter the environment (ex: how the nesting behavior of bees is influenced by the planting of suburban landscaping
What are the major fields of study that contribute to environmental science?
2) Earth Science
5) Social Sciences
Why is environmental science an interdisciplinary science?
because it involves many fields of study
How did hunter gatherer's affect the environment in which they lived in?
by adjusting the land to attract certain animals (ex: burning praires and trees to keep prairies as open grasslands to hunt bison) and spread plants to areas where the plants did not originally grow
What were the major environmental effects of the agricultural revolution?
icrease in human population:500 more people could fit on land
-habitat destruction as grasslands, forests and wetlands were replaced with farmland and habitat loss
-soil loss, floods, water shortages
What were the major environmental effects of the industrial revolution?
-habitat destruction due to the building of things (ex: railroad tracks)
-plastics and other man made resources that helped cause pollution
-used fossil fuels like coal and oil
Example of a local environmental problem
where to build a new landfill
Example of a regional environmental problem
drinking water in your region may be affected by a polluted river hundreds of miles away
Example of a global environmental problem
ozone depleting chemicals released in Brazil may destroy the ozone layer that everyone on Earth depends on
Example of a natural source of pollution
What does earth science study?
the impact on the environment
How often do humans affect the environment?
Where do most modern day problems stem from?
the Industrial Revolution
What are the three main environmental problems?
1)depletion of resources
3)loss of biodiveristy