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ability to use natural resources without overuse
sustainable resource harvest
quantity of certain resources harvested without decreasing rate of production
sustainable ecosystem
ecosystem is able to maintain essential properties even with human harvests
precautionary principle
when an irreversable enviromental damage is perceivable, humans should immediately take steps even before scientific proof
utilitarian justification
environment is valuable because it directly (economically) affects human survival
urban cities with at least 8 million people
ecological justification
ecosystem is necessary for the survival of species of interest to humans
aesthetic justification
humans' appreciation of nature's beauty - recreastional, inspirational, and creative
moral justification
humans have responsibility to preserve life and organisms have moral rights to be sustained
carrying capacity
maximum number that can be sustained in a certain environment