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human equity and social justice

1. According to your textbook, people can still “live well” when they desire things that are impossible to reconcile with the unethical consequences of consuming them. (Points : 4)       True 

       False 
Question 2.2. Humans in the Anthropocene have emerged as perhaps the most dominant force on the planet. As a result: (Points : 4)       humans must assume moral responsibility and be held accountable for the consequences of their actions.

       Earth has become a more hospitable place for humans.

       human equity and social justice has prevailed.

       the environmental well-being of Earth has improved.

       none of the above.
Question 3.3. Knowing that a factory discharges a dangerous chemical into the air or water does not necessarily prevent the factory from continuing to discharge it, if the dominant paradigm places over-riding importance on the economic activity that the factory generates. (Points : 4)       True 

       False 
Question 4.4. Which strategy or strategies are wisest for a healthy Human-Ecology in the Anthropocene? (Points : 4)       Hope that a novel technological miracle will allow us to continue with “Business as Usual” and the Paradigm of Unlimited Growth.

       Commit to working with

the life processes that have evolved for over four billion years on Earth.

       Maintain ecosystem health and biodiversity.

       Ignore physical and ecological limits.

       Keep pollution levels below the Earth’s ability to break them down.

       All of the above except

“a” and “d”.
Question 5.5. Human ecology concerns itself with answering two questions: “What makes life possible?”, and “What makes life worthwhile?” Whether approached through sociology or environmental science, eventually the same answer is reached: What’s good for the Earth is also good for human health and happiness. (Points : 4)       True 

       False