EESA01H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Environmental Science, Sustainable Development, Repeatability

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Chapter 1 an introduction to environmental science. Our environment is more than just our surroundings y our environment is more than water, land, and air; it is the sum total of our y surroundings. It also has biotic constituents the animals, plants, forests, soils, and people that occupy the landscape. In a more inclusive sense, it also encompasses the built environment the structures, urban centres, and living spaces humans have created. Environmental science explored interactions between humans and the physical and biological world y environmental science is the study of how the natural world works, how our environment affects us, and how we affect our environment. This change began to occur 10 000 to 12 000 years ago, and it is formally known as the neolithic period or agricultural. Ultimately, the carrying capacity of the pasture will be exceeded, and its food production capacity will collapse.

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