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Environmental Studies by Anindita Basak

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UNIT VI

Social Issues and the Environment

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading the chapter, students will be able to:

  • Define social issues and their impact on the environment.
  • Explain the processes needed to transit from unsustainable to sustainable development.
  • Describe urban problems related to energy.
  • Define water conservation and describe methods such as rain water harvesting and watershed management.
  • Explain resettlement and rehabilitation of people and outline the accompanying problems and concerns, with case studies.
  • Define environmental ethics, and explain the issues and possible solutions.
  • Define climatic changes, global warming, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, nuclear accidents and holocausts.
  • Extrapolate on these terms with appropriate ...

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