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Date: 2018-10-16 Page is: DBtxt001.php L07-NATURE-SOURCE-OF-ALL-VALUE


NATURE
SOURCE of all VALUE

The critically import role of natural capital and natural systems
Nature ... natural capital and natural systems ... are of vital importance and the ultimate source of all value. The sun is the source of all energy, and a multitude of natural systems convert this energy into all sorts of other forms.

NATURAL CAPITAL / ENVIRONMENT ... m
Social and Economic Progress has been achieved by the depletion and degradation of Natural Capital
LAND
Natural

Essential habitat for all sorts of living organizms ... more
LAND
Agricultural

Huge land areas now used for agriculture
LAND
Built up

Much land now built over with various types of economic development
FRESH
AIR

Fresh air is very good for human health and longevity ... more
FRESH
WATER

Without water there is no life, and now becoming increasingly scarce ... m
OCEAN
WATER

A huge energy sink, and where all the world's garbage accumulates ... m
MINERAL RESOURCES

The raw materials for most of the useful products we use every day ... m
FOSSIL
FUELS

The sources of power that made the industrial revolution possible ... m
CLIMATE
SYSTEMS

The essential mechanisms that have kept the climate stable until now ... m
ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

The many mechanisms that serve to recycle everything in nature ... m
BIODIVERSITY - FAUNA

Animals, birds, fish, reptiles, insects and other life forms ... m
BIODIVERSITY - FLORA

Millions of species of plants that occupy a complex ecosystem ... m

NATURAL CAPITAL / ENVIRONMENT
Social and Economic Progress has been achieved by the depletion and degradation of Natural Capital
Open L070-CS-NC-NATURAL-CAPITAL
LAND ... Natural
Essential habitat for all sorts of living organizms
Open L0700-CS-NC-LAND
LAND ... Agricultural
Huge land areas now used for agriculture
LAND ... Built up
Much land now built over with various types of economic development
FRESH AIR
Fresh air is very good for human health and longevity
Open L0700-CS-NC-AIR
FRESH WATER
Without water there is no life, and now becoming increasingly scarce
Open L0700-CS-NC-WATER-FRESH
OCEAN WATER
A huge energy sink, and where all the world's garbage accumulates
Open L0700-CS-NC-WATER-OCEAN
MINERAL RESOURCES
The raw materials for most of the useful products we use every day
Open L0700-CS-NC-MINERAL-RESOURCES
FOSSIL FUELS
The sources of power that made the industrial revolution possible
Open L0700-CS-NC-FOSSIL-FUELS
CLIMATR SYSTEMS
The essential mechanisms that have kept the climate stable until now
Open L0700-CS-NC-CLIMATE
ECOLOGICAL SERVICES
The many mechanisms that serve to recycle everything in nature
Open L0700-CS-NC-ECOSYSTEM-SERVICES
BIODIVERSITY - FAUNA
Animals, birds, fish, reptiles, insects and other life forms
Open L0700-CS-NC-BIODIVERSITY-FAUNA
BIODIVERSITY - FLORA
Millions of species of plants that occupy a complex ecosystem
Open L0700-CS-NC-BIODIVERSITY-FLORA


OVERVIEW
NATURAL CAPITAL / ENVIRONMENT

LAND ... Natural
Essential habitat for all sorts of living organizms
More about LAND ... Natural Open L0700-CS-NC-LAND

LAND ... Agricultural
Huge land areas now used for agriculture
More about LAND ... Agricultural Open L0700-CS-NC-LAND

LAND ... Built up
Much land now built over with various types of economic development
More about LAND ... Built up Open L0700-CS-NC-LAND

FRESH AIR
Fresh air is very good for human health and longevity
Open L0700-CS-NC-AIR


FRESH WATER
Without water there is no life, and now becoming increasingly scarce
Open L0700-CS-NC-WATER-FRESH

OCEAN WATER
A huge energy sink, and where all the world's garbage accumulates
Open L0700-CS-NC-WATER-OCEAN

MINERAL RESOURCES

The raw materials for most of the useful products we use every day

Open L0700-CS-NC-MINERAL-RESOURCES


FOSSIL FUELS
The sources of power that made the industrial revolution possible
Open L0700-CS-NC-FOSSIL-FUELS

CLIMATE SYSTEMS
The essential mechanisms that have kept the climate stable until now
Open vv1=L0700-CS-NC-CLIMATE

ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

The many mechanisms that serve to recycle everything in nature

Open L0700-CS-NC-ECOSYSTEM-SERVICES


BIODIVERSITY - FAUNA
Animals, birds, fish, reptiles, insects and other life forms
Open L0700-CS-NC-BIODIVERSITY-FAUNA


BIODIVERSITY - FLORA
Millions of species of plants that occupy a complex ecosystem
Open L0700-CS-NC-BIODIVERSITY-FLORA



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