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1.6: Appendix

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  • Parts of this chapter have been modified from the OpenStax textbooks.

    Study questions

    1. Why there was a need to study the impact of human population growth on the environment?

    2. What does sustainability mean to you?

    3. What are the consequences of unsustainable vs. sustainable living? What impacts do these have on quality of life do we want for us and future generations?

    4. Think of an environmental problem that requires a global perspective for a solution. How might this problem be examined from a variety of environmental justification perspectives?

    Websites for more information and further discussion

    Information about the field of environmental science: http://www.environmentalscience.org/

    "Process" of science http://undsci.berkeley.edu/

    Terms List

    Adenosine triphosphate

    Aesthetic justification

    Amino acid

    Anthropogenic

    Atom

    ATP

    Biome

    Biosphere

    Carbohydrate

    Cellular respiration

    Community

    Competition

    Control group

    Denature

    Deoxyribonucleic acid

    Dependent variable

    DNA

    Ecological justification

    Ecosystem

    Ecosystem service

    Electron

    Element

    Environment

    Environmental engineering

    Environmental science

    Environmentalism

    Experiment

    Experimental group

    Food web

    Glucose

    Hydrocarbon

    Hypothesis

    Independent variable

    Interdisciplinary

    Ion

    IPAT equation

    Isotope

    Lipid

    Matter

    Molecule

    Moral justification

    Neutron

    Nucleic acid

    Nucleus

    Organelle

    Organic molecule

    Organism

    Population

    Precautionary principle

    Primary production

    Protein

    Proton

    Radioisotope

    Ribonucleic acid

    RNA

    Science

    Scientific method

    Starch

    Succession

    Sustainability

    Sustainable development

    Theory

    Triple-bottom-line

    Utilitarian justification

    Variable