What would it take, in your opinion, for human develoment to be truly sustainable, both in the lessdeveloped and more-developed countries?
For human development to be sustainable, we would need to find the population growth balance with
the environment. W
1. How would you respond to a person who argued that there is nothing to worry about because
natural systems, through natural succession, will heal the wounds of human activities and restore
the balance of nature? (LO 2.1, 2.3)
Yes, nature does heal itsel
1. What are the implications of finite mineral supplies? How should we address impending
shortages? (LO 4.1)
Finite mineral supplies dictate that the commodities that use the minerals are also finite.
Once the supply of minerals runs out, then so will the
1. Identify the one environmental hazard you think we should be most concerned about. In your opinion,
why is this a problem and what do you think we should do about it? What are the ethical considerations
involved in decisions about environmental hazards
1. What role does population growth play in water supply problems? Identify three ways in
which humans are negatively impacting the water cycle.(LO 6.1)
Population growth is directly related to the water supply problems that many countries face.
This is s
1. There are several points of view concerning the importance of maintaining biological
diversity. For example, environmental groups in the Northwest want to restrict logging to save
the habitat of an endangered bird. Timber companies insist that the well
1. The average American, consuming 20 times more energy than the average Indian, seems kind
of normal to me. Not so much as I am an American and I am an energy hog, but more so
because, whereas India is without a doubt an up and coming country making mass
We are using available freshwater unsustainably by wasting it, polluting it, and charging too little for this
resource. Worldwide, 1 out of 6 people does not have sufficient access to clean water and this is likely to
get worse. Imagine that you have unli
The nuclear power industry makes the claim that nuclear power is environmentally friendly and doesn't
contribute to greenhouse gases. Do you agree? If not, what alternate energy source would you prefer?
Defend your choice.
Do I agree that nuclear power do
Thomas Malthus argued that excess population growth is the ultimate cause of many of our social and
environmental problems. Do you agree?
Do I agree that excess population growth is the ultimate cause of many social and environmental
problems, I would hav
Just 150 years ago, nature seemed so vast and fertile that it didn't seem possible that human action could
have a lasting impact on wildlife population. Thus for the most part, there were no efforts to preserve or
conserve. Do you see a similar situation