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Ch 20: Environmental Implications of Population Growth

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll get a solid review of different environmental considerations that stem from an increasing population. The steps taken in scientific evaluation of environmental issues make up some of the content in the engaging video lessons.

Environmental Implications of Population Growth - Chapter Summary

Major environmental concerns due to an expanding population, such as those involving food supply and energy, are looked at in this chapter. Differences in major environmental worldviews are also included for you to refresh your memory. In addition, this chapter has the following for you to go over:

  • How environmental ethics along with human values impact environmental problems
  • The economic significance of natural capital
  • Using the scientific method for environmental problems

You can watch the video lessons in this chapter at a time that suits your schedule, using a computer or a mobile device. A video lesson lasts for approximately 5 minutes. You can quickly measure your understanding of each lesson as you go by completing a short practice quiz.

6 Lessons in Chapter 20: Environmental Implications of Population Growth
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.

Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology

2. Environmental Worldviews: Western & Deep Ecology

Environmental worldviews are the commonly shared beliefs that give groups of people a sense how humans should interact with the environment. Learn about two contrasting environmental worldviews: western and deep ecology.

Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

3. Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

Natural capital is the resources and services derived from nature that are of value to people. Learn why protecting natural capital is important for sustainable growth and economic development.

Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution

4. Future Environmental Concerns: Population, Food Supply, Energy & Pollution

There are many issues that raise future environmental concerns. Learn how the environment may be impacted by the growing population and food and energy needs of the world, as well as growing pollution concerns as we move through the 21st century.

Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

5. Scientific Evaluation of Environmental Problems: Process and Steps

This lesson will explore how the process of scientific evaluation is used to solve environmental problems. We will also investigate the steps involved in the scientific evaluation of environmental problems and how they all work together to solve an important issue.

The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications

6. The Scientific Method Applied to Environmental Problems: Definition, Steps and Applications

In this lesson we will investigate the steps involved in the scientific method. We will also explore how the scientific method is used to solve environmental problems.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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