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World views definition

The way the world sees and receives an idea

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Challenges definition

Problems that need to be overcome

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Environmental change definition

When the the environment evolves by growing, shrinking, etc.

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Carbon cycle

It is the way carbon is cycled

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Global warming

An increase of the temperature of the earths atmosphere

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Sink function

The safe absorption of the earths waste

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Source function

Natural resources that come from the natural environment

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Service function

Supplying environmental or ecosystem services without the help of humans

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Spiritual function

Beliefs of people who use the land

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Stewardship

Acting for others and managing the problems of others

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Bio capacity

The capacity of an area to provide resources and absorb water

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Greenhouse effect

When solar energy is trapped by water vapour and gasses in the atmosphere, leading to heating the atmosphere

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Climate change

A yearly change in the temperatures of the earths atmosphere

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Sustainability

Maintaining at a certain rate

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Ecological service

Something that nature provides to humanity

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Space

An unoccupied area

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Place

A position, point or area

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Environment

The surroundings of where something lives

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Ecological footprint

The impact of a person on the environment

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Lithosphere

The solid part of the earth consisting of rocks and soil

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Atmosphere

The part of the earth consisting of gases

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Hydrosphere

The part of the earth consisting of water such as oceans and rivers

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Biosphere

The part of the earth consisting of living things

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Weather

Different conditions in the atmosphere

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The water cycle

The cycling of water