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Ch. 6 Sustainability

climate change change in the statistical properties of the climate system when considered over periods of decades
ecological footprint A measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems. It compares human demand with planet Earth's ecological capacity to regenerate.
ecology The branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings
economy The wealth and resources of a country or region, esp. in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services
enviroment The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates
incinerater An apparatus for burning waste material, esp. industrial waste, at high temperatures until it is reduced to ash
land fill The disposal of refuse and other waste material by burying it and covering it over with soil
luxury The state of great comfort and extravagant living
midden A dunghill or refuse heap
natural resources Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain
recycling Convert waste into reusable material.
sustainability Of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
Created by: cbarlow