Flashcards in Unit 6 Deck (18):
Change in the statistical properties of the climate system when considered over periods of decades
A measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems. It compares human demand with planet Earth's ecological capacity to regenerate.
The branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
The wealth and resources of a country or region, esp. in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates
An equitable spatial distribution of burdens and benefits to groups such as racial minorities, residents of economically disadvantaged areas, or residents of developing nations
An apparatus for burning waste material, esp. industrial waste, at high temperatures until it is reduced to ash
The disposal of refuse and other waste material by burying it and covering it over with soil
The way in which a person or group lives
The state of great comfort and extravagant living
A dunghill or refuse heap
Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain
The fact of being required or indispensable
All the inhabitants of a particular town, area, or country
Convert waste into reusable material.
Of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged
The philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment and services to comply with the principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability