The author, George Perkins Marsh, was a Vermont lawyer and scholar who served as a
diplomat to Greece and Constantinople as well as the ambassador to Italy. He is regarded as an
environmentalist and father of the conservation co
Global Environment Assignment
1.How does this documentary make you feel about climate change? Does it make you more or less likely
to believe that action needs to be taken to deal with climate change?
This documentary is truly inspiring. I am
Exam 2 Study Guide
1. The three types of plant life form, and what define them
a. Tree single, tall, woody stem.
b. Shrub Multiple, short, woody stems.
c. Herbaceous Non-woody stem
2. Different vegetation types, and how they transition.
Egypt uses the nile river the most.
1. The etymology of the word Geography, the language it derived from and its
Geography - the study of and mapping of phenomenon both physical and human on the earths
surface. The explanation of why these thing
1. In my first lecture, I mentioned the closing credits of Al Gores movie An Inconvenient Truth,
which talks about protecting the environment. Where did this idea generate?
a. In 1970, at the birth of the Environment Movement and the first Earth Da
Natural Selections Impact on the Human- Environment Relationship
Natural Selection is a process that is responsible for the evolution of the
organisms on this planet. All organisms have come from species from milli
Ecology is the scientific study of the relationship between organisms and their environment.
At the core of the study of Ecology is a question about how matter and energy are exchanged
between organisms and their surroundings. This chapter looks at matte
Biodiversity: Preserving Species
Biodiversity and the Species Concept
Benefits of Biodiversity
Threats to Biodiversity
Natural and Human-Caused Reductions
Biodiversity of the Species Concept
What is Biodiversity?
Genetic Diversity - me
Urbanization and Sustainable Cities
Causes of Urban Growth
Push and Pull Factors
Current Urban Challenges
Vast majority of humanity has always lived in rura
Food and Hunger
Food and Nutrition
Famines and Overeating
Key Food Sources
Food Production and Land Use Policies
The Green Revolution
Food and Nutrition
World food supplies have mor
The author, Gifford Pinchot, wrote the book The Fight for Conservation in 1910. He served as chief of
the U.S. Forest Service for 12 years and had founded Yale Universitys School of Forestry. He was one of
the founders and led the U.S. con
The author Nina Federoff is a professor of life sciences at Pennsylvania State University. She is also
Science and Technology advisor to the secretary of state and to the administrator of USAID, Us
Department of State. Radically Rethinking Agriculture for
What is High-Tech Agriculture?
High-tech agriculture is the use of technology to increase fertilization and other growth methods
to produce larger yields of crops. High-tech agriculture includes the use of genetically modified
organisms. With GMOs, a crop
There are a few authors of the article Human Domination of Earths Ecosystems. Peter Vitousek
and Harold Mooney are Stanford University Biologists, Jane Lubchenco is a marine ecologist and
scientist and Jerry Melillo is a scientist who all contributed to t
Do we have a population problem?
Given the population expansion over the last 50 years or so and the destruction that has taken
place to the forests, animals and environment I would say yes. While there are arguments that the
earth can support more than d
1. BP estimated that _ million barrels of oil leaked into the gulf as a result of the spill
BP estimated that 4.7 million barrels of oil leaked into the gulf as a result of the spill.
2a. The chemicals put into the ocean to dissol