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enviro - Ch1 questions - Chapter 1: Environmental Problems,...

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Chapter 1: Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability 1. What are the six major themes of this book? Natural Capital Natural Capital Degradation Solutions Trade-offs Individuals Matter Sound Science 2. What keeps us alive? Natural Resources (air, water, soil, land. ..) Natural Services (pollination, climate control, soil renewal. ..) What is an environmentally sustainable society? A society where all of the basic human needs are met, but the natural re- sources and natural services are not destroyed in the process. 3. How fast is the human population increasing? 1.2 % per year 4. What is the difference between economic growth and economic development? Economic Growth - an increase in a country’s ability to produce things Economic Development - an increase in living standards caused by economic growth 5. What are the earth’s main types of resources? Perpetual
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