46 relations: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Barry Commoner, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Carbon dioxide, Carbon footprint, Degrowth, Demographic transition, Denis Hayes, Ecological economics, Ecological footprint, Ecological indicator, Embodied energy, Environment (biophysical), Environmental issue, George Wald, Human impact on the environment, Jevons paradox, John Holdren, Kaya identity, Lead–acid battery, Lester R. Brown, Life-cycle assessment, List of countries by GDP (nominal) per capita, Lynn Steen, Malthusian growth model, Neal Koblitz, Paul R. Ehrlich, Pigovian tax, Population control, Population growth, Propaganda, Reason (magazine), Rebound effect (conservation), René Dubos, Ronald Bailey, Science (journal), Sidney Dillon Ripley, Sustainability measurement, Sustainability metrics and indices, Technology, The Tonight Show, Thomas Robert Malthus, United States Census Bureau, Water use, Wealth, World War II.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an American international non-profit organization with the stated goals of promoting cooperation among scientists, defending scientific freedom, encouraging scientific responsibility, and supporting scientific education and science outreach for the betterment of all humanity.
Barry Commoner (May 28, 1917 – September 30, 2012) was an American biologist, college professor, and politician.
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is a nontechnical online magazine that covers global security and public policy issues related to the dangers posed by nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, climate change, and emerging technologies and diseases.
Carbon dioxide (chemical formula CO2) is a colorless, odorless gas vital to life on Earth.
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A carbon footprint is historically defined as "the total sets of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, event, product or individual." The total carbon footprint cannot be calculated because of the large amount of data required and the fact that carbon dioxide can be produced by natural occurrences.
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Degrowth (in French: décroissance, in Spanish: decrecimiento, in Italian: decrescita) is a political, economic, and social movement based on ecological economics and anti-consumerist and anti-capitalist ideas.
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Demographic transition (DT) refers to the transition from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates as a country develops from a pre-industrial to an industrialized economic system.
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Denis Allen Hayes (born August 29, 1944) is an environmental activist and proponent of solar power.
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Ecological economics/eco-economics refers to both a transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary field of academic research that aims to address the interdependence and coevolution of human economies and natural ecosystems over time and space.
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The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems, the amount of natural capital used each year.
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Ecological indicators are used to communicate information about ecosystems and the impact human activity has on ecosystems to groups such as the public or government policy makers.
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Embodied energy is the sum of all the energy required to produce any goods or services, considered as if that energy was incorporated or 'embodied' in the product itself.
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The biophysical environment is the biotic and abiotic surrounding of an organism or population, and consequently includes the factors that have an influence in their survival, development and evolution.
Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activity on the biophysical environment.
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George Wald (November 18, 1906 – April 12, 1997) was an American scientist who is best known for his work with pigments in the retina.
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Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes impacts on biophysical environments, biodiversity, and other resources.
In economics, the Jevons paradox (sometimes Jevons effect) occurs when technological progress increases the efficiency with which a resource is used (reducing the amount necessary for any one use), but the rate of consumption of that resource rises because of increasing demand.
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John Paul Holdren (born March 1, 1944) is the senior advisor to President Barack Obama on science and technology issues through his roles as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)Profile: John Holdren,"WhoRunsGov.com", A Washington Post Co Pub.
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The Kaya identity is an equation relating factors that determine the level of human impact on climate, in the form of emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
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The lead–acid battery was invented in 1859 by French physicist Gaston Planté and is the oldest type of rechargeable battery.
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Lester Russel Brown (born March 28, 1934) is a United States environmental analyst, founder of the Worldwatch Institute, and founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C. BBC Radio commentator Peter Day calls him "one of the great pioneer environmentalists." Brown is the author or co-author of over 50 books on global environmental issues and his works have been translated into more than forty languages.
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Life-cycle assessment (LCA, also known as life-cycle analysis, ecobalance, and cradle-to-grave analysis) is a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from cradle to grave (i.e., from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, distribution, use, repair and maintenance, and disposal or recycling).
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This article includes four lists of countries of the world sorted by their gross domestic product per capita at nominal values.
Lynn Arthur Steen (January 1, 1941 – June 21, 2015) was an American mathematician who was a Professor of Mathematics at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota in the U.S. He wrote numerous books and articles on the teaching of mathematics.
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A Malthusian Growth Model, sometimes called a simple exponential growth model, is essentially exponential growth based on a constant rate.
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Neal I. Koblitz (born December 24, 1948) is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington in the Department of Mathematics.
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Paul Ralph Ehrlich (born May 29, 1932) is an American biologist, best known for decades of dire predictions about population growth and resource exhaustion that frequently turned out to be false.
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A Pigovian tax (also spelled Pigouvian tax) is a tax applied to a market activity that is generating negative externalities (costs for someone other than the person on whom the tax is imposed).
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Population control is the practice of artificially altering the size of any population.
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In biology, population growth is the increase in the number of individuals in a population.
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Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some cause or position.
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Reason is an American libertarian monthly magazine published by the Reason Foundation.
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In conservation and energy economics, the rebound effect (or take-back effect) is the reduction in expected gains from new technologies that increase the efficiency of resource use, because of behavioral or other systemic responses.
René Jules Dubos (February 20, 1901 – February 20, 1982) was a French-born American microbiologist, experimental pathologist, environmentalist, humanist, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book So Human An Animal.
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Ronald Bailey (born November 23, 1953) is an American libertarian science writer and author and editor of books on economics, ecology and biotechnology.
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Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and is one of the world's top scientific journals.
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Sidney Dillon Ripley II (September 20, 1913 – March 12, 2001) was an American ornithologist and wildlife conservationist.
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Sustainability measurement is the quantitative basis for the informed management of sustainability.
Sustainable development indicators (SDI) are measures of sustainability, and attempt to quantify beyond the generic concept.
Technology (from Greek τέχνη, techne, "art, skill, cunning of hand"; and -λογία, -logia) is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.
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The Tonight Show is an American late-night talk show broadcast from the Rockefeller Center in New York City and airing on NBC since 1954.
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The United States Census Bureau (USCB; officially the Bureau of the Census, as defined in Title) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.
Water use can mean the amount of water used by a household or a country, or the amount used for a given task or for the production of a given quantity of some product or crop, or the amount allocated for a particular purpose.
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Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or valuable material possessions.
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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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