Chapter 1 - Chapter 1: Environmental Science and Critical...

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Chapter 1: Environmental Science and Critical Thinking 1.1 Encouraging Signs/Continuing Challenges Although there are some signs of improvement, the vast majority of the environmental trends show signs of movement away from sustainability. There are many positive changes in perception and policy that have led to real progress in solving local, regional, and global environmental problems. Unfortunately, the problems still outweigh the solutions. 1.2 What is Environmental Science? Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary endeavor that seeks to understand and solve a wide range of environmental problems. 1.3 Science and Scientific Method: Keys to Understanding Environmental Issues and Creating Lasting Solutions Science is a body of knowledge and a method of acquiring further knowledge about the world around us. Scientific Method: The Basis of Good Science Scientific knowledge is often gained through a deliberate process of observation and measurement, which leads scientists to formulate hypotheses that can then be tested
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