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Ch 19: ILTS Environmental Science: How Humans Affect the Global Environment

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This chapter can help you understand mankind's influence on the global environment. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes may help you prepare for the ILTS Environmental Science exam.

ILTS Environmental Science: How Humans Affect the Global Environment - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter look at the human impact on the global environment, both on the environment's physical characteristics and in environmental policy. You will examine factors such as population growth, energy consumption and human values. The videos cover these topics and more that will help you with exam questions:

  • Environmental ethics and the impact of human values
  • Definition of environmental justice
  • Environmental legislation
  • Environmental planning and decision making
  • Definition of an environmental impact statement
  • Environmental full cost accounting
  • Natural capital
  • The marginal cost of pollution
  • Future concerns - population growth, energy, food supply and pollution
  • Energy conservation

You will enjoy preparing for the exam questions with these engaging lessons. Experienced instructors lead you through these topics, showing you what you need to know about how humans and their influence on the environment.

Objectives of the ILTS Environmental Science: How Humans Affect the Global Environment Course

Persons seeking certification to teach environmental science at the secondary level in Illinois must pass the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) content area exam. This exam has 125 multiple-choice questions broken into six subareas. Topics taught in the chapter on How Humans Affect the Global Environment are in subarea VI, which covers environmental issues. Completing the self-assessment tests found at the end of each video lesson will let you become familiar with the format of the test and also examine your mastery of the subject.

17 Lessons in Chapter 19: ILTS Environmental Science: How Humans Affect the Global Environment
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.

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

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

Environmental justice is a movement that grew from the recognition of a disproportionate number of environmental burdens in certain communities. It works to ensure a healthy environment for all regardless of race, nationality, income, gender or age.

Environmental Planning & Decision Making: Definition & Components

4. Environmental Planning & Decision Making: Definition & Components

Environmental planning and decision making take into consideration the needs of society and the natural environment when developing an area. Learn how environmental planning and decision making are carried out to create sustainable outcomes.

What is Environmental Legislation? - Laws, Regulations & Timeline

5. 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.

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

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

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a document that takes into consideration the environmental impact of a proposed action. Learn how an EIS is used to ensure that the goals of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are met.

Environmental Full Cost Accounting: Definition & Example

7. Environmental Full Cost Accounting: Definition & Example

Environmental full cost accounting recognizes the economic, environmental, health and social costs of an activity. In this lesson, learn why the use of environmental full cost accounting is important during the decision-making process.

Economics, Natural Capital & the Environment

8. 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.

National Income Accounts and The Environment: Definitions & Limitations

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

National income accounts are a measurement of economic activity within a nation. However, they have limitations. Learn how national income accounts fail to take into consideration important factors such as environmental degradation.

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

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

There is an optimum amount of pollution where marginal benefit equals the marginal cost of pollution. Learn how marginal cost, marginal abatement cost and marginal benefit are considered when determining the optimum amount of pollution in this lesson.

Incentive-Based Regulatory Approaches: Environmental Taxes & Tradable Permits

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

An incentive-based regulatory approach aims to reduce environmentally-harmful pollutants by offering inducements to polluters who limit their emissions. Learn how environmental taxes and tradable permits are utilized to help protect the environment.

World Trade Rules & Environmental Policies

12. World Trade Rules & Environmental Policies

Environmental policies help the environment by managing human activities. Learn how world trade rules and environmental policies relate to each other and the impact they can have on environmental protection in this lesson.

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

13. 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.

Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

14. Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

Biomass is organic material that can be used to generate heat, electricity, and even fuel. In this lesson, you will learn about the advantages of this abundant and renewable energy source as well as the disadvantages.

Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency: Examples and Differences

15. Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency: Examples and Differences

Saving energy is an important topic, but energy conservation and energy efficiency are not the same thing. Learn what the difference is and some examples of both energy conservation and energy efficiency.

Conserving Energy at Home: How to Be More Energy Efficient

16. Conserving Energy at Home: How to Be More Energy Efficient

Are you wondering how to make your home more energy efficient? Follow these measures to conserve energy, prevent energy loss, and make your home more comfortable, all while saving money.

Urban Population Growth and Compact Development

17. Urban Population Growth and Compact Development

The population growth rates in urban areas are on the rise, and as more people move to cities, there are many problems that can occur. We will discuss several issues associated with this growth and also a potential method for minimizing the effects.

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