By G. Tyler.. Miller
ENVIRONMENTAL technological know-how will encourage and equip you to make a distinction for the realm. that includes sustainability as their crucial subject, authors Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman emphasize traditional capital, usual capital degradation, strategies, trade-offs, and the significance of people. for that reason, you are going to learn the way nature works, the way you engage with it, and the way humans have sustained--and can proceed to sustain--our courting with the earth via employing nature's classes to economies and person life. enticing positive factors like "Core Case Studies," "How could You Vote" questions, and "Thinking approximately" routines display the relevance of concerns and inspire serious considering. This version has been up-to-date with new studying instruments, the most recent content material, and an more suitable artwork software.
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Compare the total and per capita ecological footprints of the United States and China. Use the ecological footprint concept to explain how we are living unsustainably. What is an ecological tipping point? 5. Define and give two examples of a nonrenewable resource. Distinguish between recycling and reuse and give an example of each. What are the 3Rs of more sustainable use of nonrenewable resources? Distinguish between developed countries and developing countries and give an example of a high-income, middleincome, and low-income country.
They do not have the luxury of worrying about long-term environmental quality 16 CHAPTER 1 Sean Sprague/Peter Arnold, Inc. Poverty Has Harmful Environmental and Health Effects Figure 1-11 Extreme poverty: This boy is searching in an open dump in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for items to sell. Many children of poor families who live in makeshift shantytowns in or near such dumps often scavenge most of the day for food and other items to help their families survive. 93 billion (14%) Figure 1-12 Some harmful results of poverty.
Experts Have Identified Four Basic Causes of Environmental Problems According to various environmental experts, there are four major causes of the environmental problems we face (Figure 1-9). We discuss all of these causes in detail in later chapters in this book. But let us begin with a brief overview of them. The Human Population Is Growing Exponentially at a Rapid Rate Exponential growth occurs when a quantity such as the human population or pollution increases at a fixed percentage per unit of time, for example, 2% per year.
Environmental Science, 13th Edition by G. Tyler.. Miller