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An interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the environment of living and nonliving things
1.) Learn how nature works
2.) How the environment affects us
3.) How we affect the environment
3 goals of environmental science
The biological science that studies how organisms interact with their environment and each other
Environmentalism is a movement dedicated to protecting the earths life support. Environmental science is the study of human interactions with the environment
What is the difference between environmental science and environmentalism?
The ability of earth's various natural systems and human cultural systems and economies to survive and adopt to changing the environment. Conditions indefinitely.
-The circumstances of chemicals necessary for life, from the environment through organisms and back to the environment
Define the first component of sustainability
-Warms plant and supports photosynthesis
-Produces indirect forms of renewable solar energy
List 2 direct ways solar energy affects the planet
Second component of sustainability
To recognize that many human activities can degrade natural capital by using normally renewable resources faster than nature can replenish them
Third component of sustainability
Scientist solve situations to problems such as degradation of natural capital
Preserving earth's natural capital, which supplies our income, while providing the human population with adequate and equitable access to this natural income for the esseable future
Compare investing money to our use of natural resources
That human activities are degrading/ over using about 6.2% of earths natural services.
What did the "Millennium Ecosystem Assessment" report in 2005