Environmental Impact

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Environmental Impact by Mind Map: Environmental Impact

1. Types of environmental impact to its effect through time

1.1. Temporary

1.1.1. Those impacts that do not result in the permanent loss of save

1.2. Reversible

1.2.1. The effect that is reversed with time and the removal of the cause

1.3. Irreversible

1.3.1. Not reversible; incapable of being changed.

1.4. Persistent

1.4.1. An important property that can enhance the potential of a chemical substance to exert adverse effects and be transported to remote environments.

2. Types of environmental impact according to its source

2.1. Water quality

2.2. Eutrophication

2.3. Groundwater pollution

2.4. Waterbone toxicants

3. Examples of environmental impact

3.1. Climate change including Global warming

3.2. Acid rain, photochemical smog and other forms of pollution

3.3. Ocean acidification

3.4. Displacement/extinction of wildlife

3.5. Resource depletion - forests, water, food

4. The Living Planet Index (LPI)

4.1. Is a measure of the state of the world's biological diversity based on population trends of vertebrate species from terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats.

5. The Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI)

5.1. Is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability. The index provides a composite profile of national environmental stewardship based on a compilation of indicators derived from underlying datasets.

6. The Ecological Footprint

6.1. Is calculated by adding up all of people's demands that compete for biologically productive space, such as cropland to grow potatoes or cotton, or forest to produce timber or to sequester carbon dioxide emissions.

7. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

7.1. Is a process of evaluating the likely environmental impacts of a proposed project or development, taking into account inter-related socio-economic, cultural and human-health impacts, both beneficial and adverse.