Midterm Q&A - 1 Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary science that includes Answer ecology and human impact Environmental Science has its

Midterm Q&A - 1 Environmental Science is a...

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1. Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary science that includes:Answer: ecology and human impact Environmental Science has its roots in: Answer:PrehistoryEnvironmental ethics refers to Answer:Doing what is right and sustainable for the earth.When making a decision about species survival and current jobs that are in the same territory, what is ultimately at stake?Answer:future species population and livilihood of peopleGive an example of a situation where you live that involves environmental ethics. What is the remedy?? Answer: in recent years beekeeper's have reported losing an average of 30% of honeybee colonies each winter. "Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. We rely on bees to pollinate everything from almonds to strawberries to the hay used to feed dairy cows. What happens if the bees disappear? It’s simple: No bees, no food" - Washington Environment. Scientists point to several causes behind the problem, including global warming, habitat loss, parasites and a class of bee-killing insecticides known as neonicotinoids (or neonics). In order to restore bee populations to health, however, we need the EPA to step up. We’re letting big agrichemical companies use more of the chemicals that are known to kill bees just as we’re in the midst of an unsustainable die-off in bee populations. That has to change. Now.What is the ecosystem approach? Understanding Answer:a way of classifying lands, ecosystems and economic sectorsWhich is the best overall for planning resources? Answer: an ecological or environmental boundary
In this course, you are learning that urban development causes Answer: disruption and breakdown of ecosystemsWhich approach is best overall, considering carrying capacity? Answer: ecocentric/biocentricWrite a brief sentence on who each were and what they contributed: a. Ralph Waldo Emersonb. John Muirc. Henry David Thoreaud. Aldo Leopolde. Rachel CarsonsAnswer: 1.Ralph Waldo Emerson: he was an early critic of rampant economic development, and he sought to correct what he considered to be the social and spiritual errors of his time, according to our text book. Emerson was acknowledged during his own time as a major thinker and author and as the central proponent of Transcendental philosophy.2.John Muir: he was a philosopher and a leader, he believe that "wilderness mirrors divinity, nourishes humanity, and vivifies the spirt". Muir’s reputation for exploration, glaciation, and environmental studies began to be well known throughout the country.John Muir was perhaps this country’s most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist. his actions perversed Yosemite valley for generations.

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