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Weather, Climate & Society - Chapter Summary
This informative chapter closely examines the impact weather and climate can have on humans as well as the effects of societal choices on climate change. Brush up on your knowledge of air pollution, the use of Earth's resources, the relationship between humans and the environment, and more. When finished with this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Detail the impact climate and weather have on human society
- Explain how humans affect the environment
- Define and list sources and types of air pollution
- Distinguish between the ways developed and developing nations control air pollution
- Share the definition of climate change and provide evidence of humans as its primary cause
- Differentiate between renewable and non-renewable resources
Study the lessons in this chapter anytime and from any Internet-enabled location, thanks to around-the-clock computer and mobile access. This chapter also offers flexibility that enables you to select lessons you'd like to review and visit as often as you'd like. To find out how well you understand the lessons you study, feel free to take accompanying multiple-choice quizzes. Our practice exam offers a review of the lessons and ensures you have a quality grasp of weather, climate and society before taking your test.
1. The Effect of Weather & Climate on Human Society
This lesson is going to describe some of the many ways by which weather and climate impact human society now and how climate change might do so in the future.
2. Human Impacts on the Environment
The human population continues to grow, but the size of Earth and the resources available for our use are limited. Humans greatly impact the world around them, and our actions can and often do have dramatic and long-lasting consequences.
3. 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.
4. Controlling Air Pollution: How Developed & Developing Nations Differ
In this lesson, you will learn how air pollution is controlled in developed and developing nations. You will also learn about the U.S. Clean Air Act and how it has evolved over the years to address air pollution in the United States.
5. Evidence of Human-Induced Climate Change
What is climate change, and why is it happening? Learn about the science behind global warming, and the evidence that humans are the primary cause of climate change.
6. Renewable & Non-Renewable Resources: Definition & Differences
We use a variety of Earth's resources, but not all of them will be around forever. This lesson explains the difference between resources that can be regenerated for our use and those that are gone after they are used once.
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Other chapters within the MTEL Earth Science (14): Test Prep & Study Guide course
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- Working with Scientific Data
- Scientific Tools & Safety Practices
- How Science, Technology & Society Are Related
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- Structure & Internal Dynamics of the Earth
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- Geologic Time & Dating in New England
- Hydrologic Cycle & Freshwater Systems
- Ocean Water, Currents, Tides & Waves
- Ocean Basins, Layers & Continental Shelves
- Understanding the Earth's Atmosphere
- Climatic Regions & Conditions
- Atmospheric Conditions & Types of Weather
- Understanding the Earth, Moon & Sun
- Solar System Organization & Components
- The Evolution of Stars
- Origin, Observation & Evolution of the Universe
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