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Ch 42: Environmental Ethics

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Watch informative video lessons to learn about pollution and other factors that affect the environment as well as ethical perspectives on environmental protection. Take a multiple-choice quiz at the end of every lesson for self-assessment.

Environmental Ethics - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

As human beings have progressed on this planet we have developed specific responsibilities in regards to how we act in our relationship to the environment. This chapter explores a variety of subjects dealing with the human code of environmental ethics. Take short end-of-lesson quizzes to determine how well you understand the material and feel free to contact a knowledgeable instructor with any questions. These lessons cover subjects including:

  • Life-centered vs. human-centered ethics
  • Different forms of pollution
  • Energy consumption among nations
  • Global warming
  • Actions protecting the environment

Video Objective
Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems Take a look at how human values support environmental ethics.
What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline Discover the legal protections in place to preserve the environment.
Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming Learn about the effect emissions have on the environment.
The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning Examine the significance of the ozone layer.
What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types Study the effects of air pollution.
Energy Consumption of The World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations Compare the use of energy by different nations.
The Endangered Species Act & The World Conservation Strategy: Goals & Purposes Examine methods and groups designed to protect the environment.
Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability See how various population factors affect the planet.
Comparing Life-Centered & Human-Centered Environmental Ethics Discover different approaches to environmental ethics.

9 Lessons in Chapter 42: Environmental Ethics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems

1. Environmental Ethics & Human Values: Definition & Impact on Environmental Problems

Environmental ethics take into consideration the moral obligations human beings have concerning the environment. Learn how environmental ethics and human values affect our ability to understand and solve environmental problems.

Comparing Life-Centered & Human-Centered Environmental Ethics

2. Comparing Life-Centered & Human-Centered Environmental Ethics

The moral relationship between humans and the environment is an important one. In this lesson, explore two of the main beliefs in this field, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

3. What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

Environmental legislation is a collection of many laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment from harmful actions. Learn about the National Environmental Policy Act and other environmental laws.

Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming

4. Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gases, and Global Warming

In this video lesson, you'll learn what roles fossil fuels and greenhouse gases play in global warming, as well as what life on Earth can expect due to rising carbon dioxide levels within Earth's atmosphere.

The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

5. The Ozone Layer: Importance and the Harmful Effects of Thinning

In this lesson, you will learn the importance of the ozone layer and how it is depleted. You will also study the research and policy that has been instrumental in its recovery.

What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

6. What Is Air Pollution? - Definition, Sources & Types

In this video lesson, you will learn about the sources and types of air pollution. You will be able to identify the six classes of air pollutants identified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

The Endangered Species Act & The World Conservation Strategy: Goals & Purposes

7. The Endangered Species Act & The World Conservation Strategy: Goals & Purposes

In this lesson, you will learn about the Endangered Species Act, an environmental law that protects endangered species. You will also discover how the ESA works and how species are protected under it. Finally, you will learn how a World Conservation Strategy can help endangered and threatened species worldwide.

Energy Consumption of The World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations

8. Energy Consumption of The World: The Differences in Consumption Between Developing and Developed Nations

Energy consumption is greater in developed nations than in developing nations. However, as the economy of a developing nation improves, the global energy consumption increases. Learn more about the differences in energy consumption around the world.

Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

9. Poverty, Carrying Capacity, Population Growth & Sustainability

Worldwide poverty is a large issue. In this lesson, we will explore how poverty influences population growth rates and how these things relate to carrying capacity and global sustainability.

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