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Unit 2- Religion:
Environmental and
Medical Issues…read more

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Acid Rain- This is rain that's acidic. It can damage or destroy buildings and forests
Human Waste- This is waste produced by humans in forms of sewage, refuse and litter.
This can be a major threat to humans and a major form of pollution. As the economy
rises, so does the litter levels
Eutrophication- an excess of nitrates, nitrites and phosphates in rivers leading to an
increase in aquatic plants and lack of oxygen.
Radioactive Pollution- Nuclear waste which is unsafe for a few years is released from
nuclear power stations which can be very fatal to humans…read more

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Global Warming
Global Warming- the increase in the
temperature of the Earth's atmosphere
The Green House Effect is creating a heat
barriers around the Earth, keeping all the
heat in. Burning fossil fuels produces CO,
which burns through the Earth's
Possible Solutions:
- People can use more public transport
instead of cars
- Switch to more renewable energy
- Walk and cycle, or fill up the car instead
of having 1 person…read more

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Non-Renewable Resources- Natural resources that cannot be re-made or re-grown at a
scale comparable to its consumption
Coal, petrol and natural gas are considered non-renewable because they cannot be
replenished after a short period of time. They are fossil fuels
Coal- Made by dead plants
pressured by heat under
thousands of layers of heat and
Oil and Gas- Made by drilling
through layers of sand silt and
rock to reach rock formations of
dead plants and animals that are
now oil and gas deposits…read more

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Renewable Resources
Renewable Resources- Natural resources that
can be replenishes in a short period of time
Solar- Energy from the sun- solar panels on the
roof turn sunlight into electricity
Geothermal- Energy from the Earth's heat
Wind- Energy from the wind- wind turbines are
Biomass- Energy from burning organic or living
matter- this includes some wood, crops, food
waste and factory waste
Water/ Hydroelectric- Energy from the flow of
water- we use Hydroelectric PowerStation's…read more

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Christians and Environment
Stewardship- Looking after things that aren't yours- we look after the Earth
Christians believe that the world was made by God, and that it displays harmony in
which everything has a purpose and is good
Humans are dependant on God but responsible for nature. This means that balancing
the use of its resources for their needs with protection of its beauty, its species and its
ability to point to the one who created it. This means:
- Humans should treat nature with respect
- Humans must manage nature
- Humans must use resources carefully
- Humans must distribute resources fairly…read more

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