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Stolar APES Quiz #1
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Which of the following was NOT and effect from Islanders discovering and living on Easter Island?
exposure to new diseases
What impact does overpopulation have on the "Tragedy of the Commons" model?
Overpopulation can make the Tragedy of the Commons unavoidable.
What lesson should we learn from Easter Island?
It possible for humans to damage the environment past repair.
Which of the following is the best description of the tragedy in the Tragedy of the Commons?
The destruction of a common that was over grazed by sheep due to human choice.
An increase in the price of a product will reduce the amount of it purchased because:
consumers will reduce or chose other products instead of the one whose price has increased.
Which of the following is an example of an externality?
manufacturing activities that cause air pollution that cause asthma
What is a common?
A piece of land or area used by a group of people.
Which of the following is NOT an example of a "tragedy of the commons"?
Lack of parking spots
What is optimal price point for a book if it costs $4 to make, promote and ship?
75 books for $15
The "triple bottom line" of sustainability includes:
Ecological, social and economic factors
How could the consequences of Easter Island have been avoided?
The islanders could have managed the forests to keep them from disappearing.
Easter Island is an example of the "Tragedy of the Commons" because:
a)humans overused the resources of the island, such as trees, until they were unable to be replaced
b)the introduction of invasive species damaged the environment and reduced the carrying capacity
c)humans over hunted the birds on the island to extinction
d)by cutting down tress the islanders reduced the rainfall on the island and changed the climate
e)All of these****
How can the Tragedy of the Commons be prevented?
When people, science and governments all work together.
If GDP is green and GPI is blue, what is a possible explanation of the graph below? *
Inflation and wealth concentration have allowed GDP to rise while keeping progress level
(green line is linear and blue line plateaus)
Which of the following is NOT considered part of sustainability?
no limits to use
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