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Bio - Final 4
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If all ecosystem services are considered, many landscapes provide greater economic value when sustainably managed vs. converted to alternative uses such as agriculture
Without regulating ecosystem services no other ecosystem services would be produced, indeed ecosystems would not function
While it is easy to put value on provisioning ecosystem services, there are questions about if it is appropriate to monetarily value other types of ecosystem services
People should be viewed as part of ecosystems
A biome is the largest unit of ecological characterization and is based on the types of animals found in an area
Nearly all biomes on the planet have experienced some land conversion, often for human agriculture or housing
More land was converted to crop land between 1950-1980 than between 1700-1850
Building a sea wall to protect coastal houses from storm surge is considered a mitigative rsposne to climate change
The Great Acceleration is often considered to have started around 1800 with the dawn of the industrial revolution
False - started around 1960? The most recent phase of the Anthropocene?
A region's weather is the long term average atmospheric conditions experienced in that area
A Region's longitude on the planet contributes greatly to its climate
False - latitude
A region's proximity to large bodies of water such as oceans and great lakes contributes greatly to its climate
CO2 is the most abundant greenhouse gas in our environment
CFC and other refrigerants such as HFC-134A have the greatest global warming potential per unit volume
When reconstructing past temps, the pattern of increasing and decreasing temps nearly always tightly correlate with the rise and fall in concentrations of methane gas.
A 4 degree Celsius increase in global mean temperature is predicted to lead to the extinction of 20% of earth's current species
If CO2 doubles from preindustrial levels, global mean temperature is expected to increase by around 5 degrees
False - 4 degrees?
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