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GEOG 1101 Chp. 4

key terms

climate change a long term change in the Earth's climate; due to the negative effects of humans.
conservation the view that natural resources should be used wisely & that society’s effects on the natural world should represent stewardship and not exploitation.
cultural ecology study of the relationship between a cultural group and its natural environment.
deep ecology approach to nature revolving around two key components: self-realization and biospherical egalitarianism.
deforestation the removal of trees from a forested area without adequate replanting.
ecofeminism the view that patriarchal ideology is at the center of our present environmental malaise.
environmental ethics a philosophical perspective on nature that prescribes moral principles as guidance for our treatment of it.
environmental justice movement reflecting a growing political consciousness, largely among the world’s poor, that their immediate environs are far more toxic than those in wealthier neighborhoods.
nature a social creation as well as the physical universe that includes human beings.
political ecology the approach to cultural geography that studies human-environment relations through the relationships of patterns of resource use to political & economic forces.
preservation an approach to nature advocating that certain habitats, species, & resources should remain off-limits to human use, regardless of whether the use maintains or depletes the resource in question.
romanticism the philosophy that emphasizes interdependence & relatedness between humans & nature.
society the sum of inventions, institutions, & relationships created & reproduced by human beings across particular places & times.
technology physical objects or artifacts, activities or processes, & knowledge or know-how.
transcendentalism a philosophy in which a person attempts to rise above nature & the limitations of the body to the point where the spirit dominates the flesh.
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