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1. Greenhouse gases help in blocking harmful ultraviolet radiation from getting through to the earth's surface where it could cause skin cancer and disrupt ocean life a. False 2. Environmental conservation opens the possibility of changing the natural world in the name of defending it. a. False 3. Environmental protection in the name of serving future generations' welfare derives from a notion of social fairness. a. True 4. Environmental protection means leaving things as they are. a. False 5. Ecosystems are natural webs of life in which the parts depend on each other for their continued survival. a. True 6. Fairness obligates the present generation to think of others, including future others. a. True 7. Environmental protection in the name of serving human welfare connects with a notion of moral autonomy in nonhuman animals a. False 8. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are responsible for breaking down the ozone layer in the earth's stratosphere.
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Unformatted text preview: a. True 9. The concept of the veil of ignorance provides one way of considering the rights of the future generations on par with the ones that the present generation enjoys now. a. True 10. The free use argument in favor of total environmental exploitation considers the natural world as worth preserving. a. False 11. Geological time understands time's passing relative to human lives rather than in terms of the physical history of the earth. a. False 12. One critical aspect of the term ecosystem is the idea of interrelation. a. True 13. Preservation satis²es our ethical duties to ourselves or to those human generations yet to come. a. True 14. The ethical theory underneath the cost-beneft analysis approach to business and nature is virtue ethics. a. False 15. Solar and wind power generation are examples o± the conservative approach to environmental protection. a. False b....
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  • Spring '08
  • VictorHeller
  • Ethics , Ozone depletion, Chlorofluorocarbon, Ozone layer

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