Environmental Science: study of complex systems in which we live

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1. Resource Use & Conservation

1.1. Ecosystem Services

1.2. Provisioning of Resources

1.2.1. such as fuels we burn

1.3. Supporting Services,

1.3.1. water purification, production of food and atmospheric oxygen by plants, and decomposition of waste by fungi and bacteria

1.4. Regulating Services

1.4.1. maintenance of temperatures suitable for life by the earth's atmosphere and carbon capture by green plants

1.5. Cultural services

1.5.1. a diverse range of recreation, aesthetic and other nonmaterial benefits

2. Methods

2.1. Observation

2.2. Scientific Method

2.3. Quantitative Reasoning

2.4. Uncertainty

2.5. Critical and Analytical Thinking

3. Environmental Quality

3.1. Climate Change

3.1.1. Burning fossil fuels

3.1.2. Clearing Forests

3.1.3. Farmland

3.1.4. Raising Cattle

3.2. Clean Water

3.3. Air Quality

4. Human Population & Well-Being

4.1. Population Growth

4.1.1. Better family planning

4.2. Hunger and Food

4.3. Information and Education

5. Planetary Boundaries: thresholds of abrupt or irreversible environmental change

5.1. Climate Change

5.2. Biodiversity

5.3. Freshwater Use

5.4. Biogeochemical flows

5.5. Ocean Acidification

5.6. Atmoshperic Aerosols

5.7. Stratospheric Ozone Loss

5.8. Novel Entities, including chemical pollution and other factors

5.9. Land System Change

6. Passed the Planetary Boundaries for climate change, biodiversity loss, and nitrogen cycling.

7. Approaching the limits for freshwater supplies, land use, ocean acidification, and phosphorus loading.

8. Sustainability

9. Sustainable Development Goals

9.1. Eliminate Sever Poverty and Hunger

9.2. Promote Health

9.3. Education

9.4. Gender Equality

9.5. Safe Water & Clean Energy

9.6. Preserving Biodiversity

10. Coordinate data gathering and reporting, so that countries can monitor their progress and to promote sustainable investment in developing areas.

11. Millennium Devlelopment Goals from 2000 - 2015

11.1. End Poverty and Hunger

11.2. Universal Education

11.3. Gender Equity

11.4. Child Health

11.5. Maternal Health

11.6. Combat HIV/Aids

11.7. Environmental Sustainability

11.8. Global Cooperation in Development Efforts

12. Environmental Policy and Protection of the Amosphere