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SNES 1101 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Guide: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Ap Environmental Science, Ecological Footprint


Department
Science of Natural & Environmental Systems
Course Code
SNES 1101
Professor
madsen
Study Guide
Final

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Cornell
SNES 1101
FINAL EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Chapter 1 What Is an Environmentally Sustainable Society?
Environment
- includes all of the living and the nonliving things with which we interact
Environmental science
- an interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the environment of living and
nonliving things
Ecology
- key subfield of environmental science
- the biological science that studies how organisms, or living things, interact with their
environment and with each other
Species
- a group of organisms with distinctive traits and , for sexually reproducing organisms, can
mate and produce fertile offspring
Ecosystem
- a set of organisms interacting with one another and with their environment of nonliving
matter and energy within a defined area or volume
Sustainability
- textbook’s definition: the ability of the earth’s various natural systems and human
cultural systems and economies to survive and adapt to changing environmental
conditions indefinitely
- brief version: the ability to live indefinitely
Natural capital
- Natural capital = natural resources + natural services
- the natural resources and natural services that keep us and other forms of life alive and
support our economies
Natural resources
- materials and energy in nature (that are essential or useful to humans)
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Natural services
- functions of nature that support life and human economies
Nutrient cycling
- the circulation of chemicals necessary for life
Solar capital
- solar energy
Environmentally sustainable society
- brief definition: society that can support both the current and future generations without
compromises
- one that meets the current and future basic resource needs of its people in a just and
equitable manner without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their
basic needs
Natural income
- the renewable resources such as plants, animals, and soil
Gross domestic product (GDP)
- the annual market value of all goods and services produced by all organizations within a
country
Per capita GDP
- the GDP divided by the total population at mid year
Per capita GDP PPP
- a measure of the amount of goods and services that a country’s average citizen could buy
in the U.S.
Economic development
- using economic growth to improve living standards
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