Understanding Environmental Sustainability

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What is the main focus of environmental sustainability?

Maintaining an ecological balance

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), what has human actions resulted in?

Warming of the atmosphere, ocean, and land

Why are an increasing number of governments, organizations, and individuals embracing environmental sustainability?

To protect global ecosystems for future generations

What is the ultimate goal of those working towards environmental sustainability?

Decarbonizing the world

Which body assesses the science related to climate change?

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

What does environmental sustainability aim to do for current and future generations?

Protect global ecosystems

What are the two main components of language?

Grammar and vocabulary

Which characteristic allows human language to refer to objects, events, and ideas that are not immediately present?

Displacement

How is human language primarily acquired?

Through social convention

Which term describes the ability of human languages to create an infinite number of sentences?

Productivity

What is a key feature of the historical and cultural diversity of human languages?

Significant differences observed between cultures

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Environmental Sustainability

  • Environmental sustainability is about achieving ecological balance and conserving natural resources to support the wellbeing of current and future generations.
  • Human activities have contributed to global climate change, resulting in the warming of the atmosphere, ocean, and land.
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirms that human actions have impacted the planet.
  • Governments, organizations, and individuals are working towards decarbonizing the world to protect global ecosystems.

Note: Language is not relevant to Environmental Sustainability

  • The text briefly mentions language as a structured system of communication, but it is not related to environmental sustainability.

Learn about the concept of environmental sustainability and its importance in maintaining ecological balance. Explore the impact of human actions on the planet and the role of organizations like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in assessing climate change science.

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