Provide a brief summary of the history of the environmental movement?
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?
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?
Explain how principles of system theory apply to the Earth as a living system.
Here the benefits and drawbacks of exponential growth are discussed for the human race and compared and contrasted against logistic growth. Specific factors promoting and constraining growth are discussed and growth predictions for the different parts of the world are assessed. Finally, systems theory of the Earth as a living organisms is addressed.