Global Warming: Increasing of the temperature of the Earth/atmosphere.
Natural resources: Naturally occuring materials, e.g wood and oil.
Conservation: Protecting and preserving natural resources and the envronment.
Creation: The act of creating the Universe.
Environment: Surroundings in which plants and animals live in and depend on.
Stewardship: Looking after something for the next generation.
Christian Stewardship: Looking after the world for the next generation, because its a gift from God.
Key words (2):
Infertility: The inability to have a child.
Embryo: A fertilised egg in the first 8weeks
Artificial Insemination: Injecting semen into the uterus by artificial means.
In-Vitro Fertilisation(IVF): The method of fertilising human egg cells in a test tube.
Surrogacy: An arrangement where a woman bears a child on behalf of another.
Organ Donation: Giving organs to be used in transplant surgery.
Ahimsa: Non-violence (HINDUISM)
Problems,Causes and solutions of Global Warming:
Problems of Global Warming:
- Ice caps melt causing flooding (especially in low-lying countries).
- Parts of the word become too hot to live in causing more migration and immigration.
- Animals and Plants become extinct because of changing climate.
- Problems with food suplly as some plants cant grow as its too hot or too cold.
Causes of Global Warming:
- Greenhouse gasses
- Natural climate change
- Increased solar activity
Solutions to Global Warming:
- Develop nuclear,wind, water and solar power sources
- Invent more efficient cars (no petrol or diesel)
- Increased use of public transport.
Problems,Causes and Solutions of Pollution:
Problems and Causes of Pollution:
- Acid rain-causes acidic pollution into the atmosphere and kills plants and trees.
- Human waste- sewage refuse and water, too much could lead to flooding.
- Radioactive pollution.
- Use of fertilisers- Eutrophication, kills fish.
Solutions to Pollution:
- Reduce pollution from factories-use more renewable sources.
- Recycle more -reduce,reuse and recycle.
- Improve sewage treatments.
- Improve fertilisers, so not as high nitrate levels.
- More reprocessing and burrying waste materials deeper into the earth.
Problems,Causes and Solutions to Natural Resources
Problems of using natural resources:
- Renewable resources can never run out and can be used by humans over and over agian, e.g solar energy.
- Finite resources (non-renewable) disapear once used and cant be used again- e.g wood.
Solutions to Natural Resources:
- use reneable resources to generate electricity.
- Explore ways of powring cars without using petrol.
- Recycle more- reduce,reuse and recycle.
- Use more plant material to produce plastics.
Christian and Hindu Attitudes towards Stewardship:
- They believe they should look after the Earth for the next generation because it was a gift from God.
- Genesis, God gives humans the right to rule over the Earth and tells them to look after it.
- Old Testament, Tells people to treat animals and land kindly.
- Jesus told his followers to share Earths recources fairly.
- Chrisitans believe they will be judged on how they have treated the Earth.
- Hindu's take care of the Earth because its their Dharma (duty).
- Everything is a part of God and so damaging or exploiting the Environment is like damaging part of God.
- Its their Dharma (duty) to preserve the Earth and the Environment and ensure that its treated as God intended it to be.
Christian and Hindu attitudes towards Infertility
Infertility Treatments:Christian attitudes:
- Catholics think you have a right to have children BUT all life is given by God.
- They are against all infertility treatments.
- Extra embryos are discarded and they believe life begins at contraception.
- AID and AIH involve masturbation which is a sin.
- Sex is for procreation and procreation should happen any other way.
- Other Christians think infertility treatments are OK.
- Purpose of marriage is to have children.
- IVF and AIH use egg from mother and sperm from father so its still their child.
- Disregarded embryos dont matter as they are a product of the double effect.