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A condition in which people are unable to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, education or health poverty
countries with complex industrialized bases, low rates of population growth, and high per person incomes highly developed countries
countries with medium levels of inudstrialization and per person incomes lower than those of highly developed countries moderately developed countries
countries with low levels of industrialization, very high rates of population growth, very high infant mortality rates, and very low per person incomes relative to highly developed countries less developed countries
natural resources that are present in limited supplies and are depleted as they are used nonrenewable resources
resources that are replaced by natural processes and that can be used forever, provided they are not overexploited in the short term renewable resources
a situation in which there are too many people in a geographic area people overpopulation
a situation in which each idividual in a population consumes too large a share of resources consumption overpopulation
an amount of productive land, fresh water, and ocean required on a continuous basis to supply that person with food, wood, energy, water,housing, clothing, transportation, and waste disposal ecological footprint
what three factors are the most important in determining environmental impact according to the IPAT equation? 1. number of people 2. the affluence per person (measure of cosumption) 3. the environmental effects of the technologies used to obtain and consume the resources
the ability to meet humanity's current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs environmental sustainability
disipline of biology that studies the interrelationships between organisms and their environment ecology
a branch of environmental science that includes the study of weather and climate, greenhouse gases, and other airborne pollutants. atmospheric science
Examines chemicals in the environment, including air, soil, and water pollution environmental chemistry
information with which science works data
the interdisciplinary study of humanity's relationship with other organisms and the physical environment environmental science
the way a scientist approaches a problem, by formulating a hypothesis and then testing it scientific method
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