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1 Environment
The environment includes, Climate, Air and water quality, Soil and landforms, Presence of other living organisms
2 Interdisciplinary
Environmental science and the issues that it studies are complex and interdisciplinary.
3 Pollution
Pollution is a degradation or an undesired change in air, water, or soil that affects the health of living things.
4 Biodiversity
Biodiversity is the number of different species present in one specific ecosystem.
5 Environmental Ethics

Environmental ethics is the discipline that studies the moral relationship of human beings to the environment.

6 Anthropogenic

Anthropocentrism literally means “human-centered”.

7 Ecocentric

Ecocentrists believe that nature deserves to exist for its own sake regardless of degree of usefulness to humans.

8 Resource Conservationism

Where conflicting interests must be reconciled, the question shall always be answered from the standpoint of the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run.

9 Modern Environmentalism

A public awakening to threats of pollution and toxic chemicals to humans as well as other species.

10 Global Environmentalism

Global environmentalism explores issues and problems over the entire world, not just within the local community.

11 Supply and Demand

The greater the demand for a limited resource, the higher the price.

12 Developed Country

Developed countries on average have higher incomes, longer life spans, and slower growth rate.

13 Developing Country

Developing countries have lower incomes, shorter life spans, and rapid population growth.

14 Ecological Footprint

An ecological footprint is one measurement of a person’s resource use.

15 Sustainability

Sustainability is when human needs are met so that the population can survive indefinitely.