study guide deck 1
- University of North Carolina-Wilmington
- Environmental Studies
- Environmental Studies 195
- James Rotenburg
- study guide deck 1
Last Modified: 2011-07-05
Renewable resource is a resource that can be replenished through natural processes.
A resource that consists only in a fixed quantity and most of it cannot be replaced once gone.
People in highly developed countries are wasteful and extravagant consumers because their consumption,__________, is encouraged by society and impulse.
Highly developed countries include:___________.
HDC's= United States, Japan, Canada, and most of Europe.
MDC=Mexico, Turkey, South Africa, and Thailand
LDC=Bangladesh, Mali, Ethiopia, Laos
What are some aspects of life that are related to the way impoverished ppl live.....?
What is the IPAT model?
I=human's environmental impact
P=number of ppl
A=consumption of each person
T=Technologies used to get and consume resources
List the main causes of environmental problems....... (5)
What is sustainability?
sustainability implies that humans can manage natural resources indefinitely without the environment going into a decline.
If enviro. susta. is applied there should be plenty of natural resources for current humans and future generations.
What is the "Tragedy of the Commons"?
Who wrote the classic essay?
In medieval Europe there was a commons that everyone brought their animals into to graze. The more animals the less the commons survived.
Garrett Hardin wrote "The Tragedy of the Commons" in 1968
What encompasses the many interconnected issues involving human population, Earth's natural resources, and environmental pollution_____?
What are the 5 stages in addressing environmental problems?
Scientific assessment of enviro. problems and data for a model, risk analysis of potential effects, public education and involvement, political action, ecaluation to monitor effects of action taken
Steps of the scientific method include:
1) state problem 2) Develop hypothesis 3) Design and perform an experiment to test hypothesis 4) Analyze and interpret data 5) Share the conclusion with others
Begins with specific examples and seeks to draw a conclusion on the basis of those examples. Provides new knowledge but is error prone....
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