Earth

  • Define poverty.
  • Distinguish among highly developed countries, moderately developed countries, and less developed countries.
  • Distinguish between people overpopulation and consumption overpopulation.
  • Describe the three most important factors that determine human impact on the environment.
  • Define environmental sustainability.
  • Relate the tragedy of the commons in medieval Europe to common-pool resources today.
  • Briefly describe sustainable development.
  • Define environmental science and briefly describe the role of Earth systems in environmental science.
  • Outline the scientific method.
  • Distinguish between deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • List and briefly describe the five stages in addressing environmental problems.