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Ch 15: The Environment & Ethics

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We've made it easy for you to study the environment and ethics with this informative and mobile-friendly chapter. The video lessons are short, professionally designed and accompanied by self-assessment quizzes to help you complete a challenging assignment or study for an important upcoming exam.

The Environment & Ethics - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our experienced instructors present subjects concerning the environment and ethics. You can watch video lessons outlining topics such as environmental legislation, the ozone layer and the Endangered Species Act. Most of our videos are ten minutes or less, providing you with a engaging way to review these philosophy concepts. Each video is accompanied by a multiple-choice quiz and a text transcript that can be easily printed as a handy offline study guide. Feel free to submit any questions that you have to one of our instructors through the Dashboard. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the impact of environmental ethics and human values on environmental problems
  • Differentiate between life-centered and human-centered environmental ethics
  • Outline key laws and regulations in environmental legislation
  • Explain greenhouse gases, fossil fuels and global warming
  • Identify the importance of the ozone layer and the harmful effects of its thinning
  • Examine the sources and types of air pollution
  • Detail the goals and purposes of the Endangered Species Act and the world conservation strategy
  • Explain the differences in energy consumption between developed and developing nations
  • Discuss carrying capacity, poverty and population growth and sustainability

9 Lessons in Chapter 15: The Environment & Ethics
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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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