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CHAPTER 1 OUTLINE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES THEIR CAUSES AND SUSTAINABILITY 11LIVING MORE SUSTAINABLY I We face many environmental problems population growth increasing resource use destruction and degradation of wildlife habitats premature extinction of plants and animals poverty pollution II We use natural resources to support our existence and lifestyles solar capital natural capital solar energy III An environmentally sustainable society is an ideal society that a satisfies the needs of its people b without depleting or degrading its natural resources c and doing so does not prevent current and future generations of humans and other species form meeting their basic needs 12 POPULATION GROWTH ECONOMIC GROWTH ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION I Linear growth makes less dramatic changes than exponential growth II The rule of 70 calculates doubling time 70percentage growth ratedoubling time III Economic growth is measured by an increase in Gross national product GNP Gross domestic product GDP Gross world product GWP per capita GNP IV Developed countries US Canada Japan Australia New Zealand countries of Europe include 20 of the worlds population 12 billion people have about 85 of the worlds wealth and income use about 88 of the worlds natural resources generate about 75 of the worlds pollution and waste V Developing countries in Africa Asia Latin America a include 80 of the worlds population 49 billion people have only about 15 of the worlds wealth and income c use only 12 of the worlds natural resources VI The Wealth Gap 20 12 billion of the worlds 61 billion people have a high per capita income 25 15 billion have a moderate per capita income 30 18 billion have a low per capita income of around 2-3 per day 25 15 billion have a very low per capita income of no more than 1 per day VII Each year at least 10 million of the
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