quiz 4 - Balance: the need to integrate the environment...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Balance: the need to integrate the environment into our decision making Ecosystem: environmental assessment should be completed; reduce and eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption: Conserve biodiversity Partnership: accesses to information held by public authorities: opportunities to participate in decision making and Precautionary principle: where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason fr postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation. Greenhouse effect : is a natural condition and a necessary element in earths heat budget (co2 and H20 are needed to keep the earth’s temperature from fluctuating). High latitude countries for effected. Acid rain : when acids from all sources are washed out of the air by rain, snow, or fog. Long-range transboundary air pollution: when toxic chemicals are dispersed by air around the globe and end up causing damage in some other place. Human Impact
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/19/2011 for the course GEOG 101 taught by Professor Brent during the Spring '11 term at Waterloo.

Page1 / 2

quiz 4 - Balance: the need to integrate the environment...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online