1. What would you include in a brief summary on the history of the environmental movement?
2. Explain the main point concerning exponential growth and whether it is good or bad. Compare exponential growth to a logistic growth curve and explain how these might apply to human population growth. What promotes exponential growth? What constrains population growth?
3. Compare predictions for human population growth in developed countries versus developing countries. Why is it difficult to predict the growth of Earth’s human population? Why should population growth be predicted?”? What will happen if there is exponential human growth?
4. How do principles of system theory apply to the Earth as a living system? Explain interactions between humans and natural ecosystems.