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Environment .
conditions that surround living organisms .
Interdisciplinary .
includes concepts and ideas from multiple fields of study .
Pollution .
degradation or an undesired change in air , water , or soil that affects the health of living things .
Biodiversity .
is the number of different species present in one specific ecosystem .
Environmental Ethics .
is the discipline that studies the moral relationship of human beings to the environment .
Anthropogenic .
Human centered .
Ecocentric .
believe that nature deserves to existes for its own sake .
Resource Conservationism .
The philosophy .
Modern Environmentalism .
This began a public awakening to threats of pollution and toxic chemicals to humans as well as other species .
Global Environmentalism .
explores issues and problems over the entire world, not just within the local community .
Supply and Demand .
The greater the demand for a limited resource, the higher the price .
Developed Country .
average have higher incomes, longer life spans, and slower growth rate .
Developing Country .
have lower incomes, shorter life spans, and rapid population growth .
Ecological Footprint .
Includes the amount of space needed to support each person in a nation, including forests, farms, cities, etc.
Sustainability .
is when human needs are met so that the population can survive .