Ch 19: Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment chapter of this Environmental Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to understand the ethical and political processes of the environment. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the ethical and political processes of the environment.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college environmental science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding environmental worldviews or environmental ethics, justice and legislation.
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  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment chapter exam.

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Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What is the definition of environmental ethics?
  • What are some examples of environmental justice?
  • How does an environmental impact statement work?
  • What steps are involved in environmental decision making and planning?
  • What are the goals and processes associated with environmental legislation?
  • How are future energy, pollution and population issues expected to affect the environment?

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: Ethical and Political Processes of the Environment: Help and Review
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What is Environmental Justice? - Definition, Principles, Examples & Issues

1. What is Environmental Justice? - Definition, Principles, Examples & Issues

Environmental Justice is a movement focused on ensuring no people suffer due to having to live in an unsafe, unclean environment. Explore the definition of this concept through examples of the issues and principles behind environmental justice.

Environmental Planning & Decision Making: Definition & Components

2. Environmental Planning & Decision Making: Definition & Components

Environmental planning considers the impacts on the natural environment that human development projects have. Learn the components that inform the decision-making process and how examples can sometimes lead to a win-win for humans, and the environment.

What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

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

Environmental legislation is the set of laws and regulations that protect air quality, water, wildlife, and environmental health. Explore the timeline of environmental legislation, as well as the development, goals, and impact of the National Environmental Policy Act.

What is an Environmental Impact Statement? - Definition, Requirements & Example

4. What is an Environmental Impact Statement? - Definition, Requirements & Example

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a document outlining potential risks of impact to the environment when undertaking any project. Learn the relationship to the NEPA, the purpose, and an example of the requirements of presenting a legitimate EIS.

Environmental Full Cost Accounting: Definition & Example

5. Environmental Full Cost Accounting: Definition & Example

Environmental full-cost accounting is a financial process used to determine the cost of an activity to the economy, environment, public health, and society at large. Explore the definition and examples of environmental full-cost accounting, and discover the benefits and challenges of using the approach in an example.

National Income Accounts and The Environment: Definitions & Limitations

6. National Income Accounts and The Environment: Definitions & Limitations

National income accounts provide data on economic indicators, such as the total amount of monies held in savings accounts or the total amount of monies paid in salaries and wages. Learn the definition of national income accounts such as gross domestic product (GDP), and recognize their limitations. Understand that when assessing economic health, national income accounts may ignore factors such as environmental degradation.

The Economics of Pollution: Marginal Cost of Pollution & Optimum Amount of Pollution

7. The Economics of Pollution: Marginal Cost of Pollution & Optimum Amount of Pollution

The marginal cost of pollution determines the environmental effect per unit produced. Explore the economics of pollution, marginal abatement costs, and the optimum pollution found at the equalization of marginal benefits and costs.

Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits

8. Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits

Incentive-based regulatory approaches apply benefits to the behavior intended, which increases the motivation to take action. Learn the command, control, and incentive-based regulatory approaches, and the use of environmental taxes, subsidies for pollution control, and tradable permits.

World Trade Rules & Environmental Policies

9. World Trade Rules & Environmental Policies

World trade rules and environmental policies are guidelines put into place to reduce trade barriers between nations and protect the environment. Learn about environmental policies & how the World Trade Organization (WTO) regulates international trade.

Causes and Effects of Thermal Pollution

10. Causes and Effects of Thermal Pollution

Thermal pollution refers to how our actions affect bodies of water. Dive in to understand the causes and effects of this important environmental topic.

Environmental Virtue Ethics: Hursthouse & Sandler

11. Environmental Virtue Ethics: Hursthouse & Sandler

Philosophers have long been concerned with ethics and what it means to do the right thing. In this lesson, we'll talk about virtue ethics, which is all about how people make virtuous choices, especially regarding humans' relationship to the environment.

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