Environmental Issues • What is the Environment? Climate, Vegetation, Wildlife, Weather, Resources….all play a part in where and how we live.
Environmental Issues • Where we live • Urban: In the City • Rural: In the Country Anywhere Else?????
Environmental Issues • How we live………………………… • What do we need to survive? Resources • How do we get these things? Harvesting natural resources • How does obtaining the things we need affect the environment???????
Environmental Issues • Environmental Degradation: The (over)use and abuse of our environment and its resources. • Overfishing • Deforestation • Overproduction • Pollution • Water shortages
Environmental Issues • Environmental Degradation: What causes it? • People: Population growth creates more demand for resources • Unsustainable use: Using too much!!! Not recycling, reusing and/or replacing
Environmental Issues • What are the solutions??? • Recycle • Reuse • Replace • Sustainable Use!!!!!!