Scie210 DB1

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Define stewardship and define sustainability. Then, select either the Amazon Rainforest (deforestation is the issue) or Bridger Teton National Forest located in Western Wyoming (possible oil drilling). Discuss stewardship and sustainable resource use. In your discussion, describe the issues or potential problems. What are the environmental implications of deforestation if you choose the Amazon for your discussion? What are the ramifications of drilling for oil in Bridger Teton National Forest if this is your topic selection? Can either area be conserved through wise use or should segments be preserved without any use? Cite all references

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SCIE210-DB1NameClassDateProfessorSCIE210-DB1 Stewardship refers to overseeing and preserving the quality of the environment for current and future generations. Sustainability refers to ensuring the best outcomes for the present and future natural and human environment. This would ensuring that all of the natural resources on the Earth are not consumed before they can be used by future generations or creating harm or damage to the environment so that it is not viable for future generations. This includes not using up all of the Earth's minerals or polluting the water or air as well as protecting and safeguarding human health. Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest is one environmental challenge that if not properly addressed could risk the sustainability of future generations. The Amazon stores 80 to 120 billion tons of carbon, helping to stabilize the planet's climate. When the rainforests are at risk by threats, such as development, human population, agri-business, cattle ranches, etc the result is deforestation. Deforestation contributes to climate change, it accounts for one-fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions (Greenpeace, 2012). These gas

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