Flashcards in Enviromental Change And Management Deck (32):
Definition of sustainability
Environmental Science. the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance: The committee is developing sustainability standards for products that use energy. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sustainability)
Source function is natural sources which have originated directly from the biophysical environment.
Sink function is safe absorption of the wastes and pollution produced by human activity.
Service function refers to the provision of environment or ecosystem that support life without requiring human actions.
Earth's intrinsic, psychological, aesthetic and spiritual value of environments is refer to spiritual function.
Sustainability is a ability or capacity of something to be maintained or to sustain itself.
Increase ability of the earth atmosphere to trap heat
Ecological system is a new view of the relationship between the environment and people
Stewardship is the caring and ethical approach to sustainable management of habitats for benefit of all life on earth.
Ecological footprint is one means of measuring human demand for ecological service.
Biocapacity is the capacity of a biome or ecosystem to generate a renewable and on going supply of resource and to process or absorb its wastes
Enhanced green house effect
Enhanced green house effect is the observable trend of rising world atmospheric temperature over the past century, particularly during the last couple of decades
Rock, soil and everything that's related to earth
Oxygen and other air element
Photosynthesis is a process that allow plant containing a chemical called chlorophyll
Is new species that's being introduce
Plants is a living things that convert carbon to oxygen
Is species that's being introduce but it can harm humans
A range and variety of all living thing
A biological community of interacting organism and their physical environment.
Endanger species are species that is starting to go extinct. Example Snow Leopold. This species of Leopold is about to become extinct. Which means that it will soon disappear, not longer in this planet
Giant panda is a panda that is a specie of panda that is the largest of all panda as you can tell by the name. They eat 4-9 pound of bamboos per day. Other then eating they either move to another spot of sleep.
Causes is a thing that is making something e.g. Animals die out
Term for a tradable certificate representing the right of a company to emit one metric tonne of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
An internationally agreed set of rules developed by the United Nations aiming to reduce climate change through the stabilisation of greenhouse gas emission into the atmosphere.
Carbon-based fuels formed over millions of years, which include coal, petroleum and natural gas.
(Power) describes power that is generated from molten magma at the earth core and stored in hard rocks under the surface
People and things that are connected to other people and things in their own and other places
Is change in climate over time
Fire stick farming
Controlling fire to prevent fire and light cause fire stick during dry season