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NATURAL CAPITAL / ENVIRONMENT
Without solutions for environmental risks, humanity will not survive
NATURAL CAPITAL IS HUGE ... BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE PLANET EARTH
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NATURE / NATURAL CAPITAL
COMPLEX ... POWERFUL ... NOT WELL UNDERSTOOD
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NATURAL CAPITAL
Open L070-CS-NC-NATURAL-CAPITAL
THE STATE OF NATURAL CAPITAL
NATURAL CAPITAL IS HUGE ... BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE PLANET EARTH
Open L0700-CS-NC-NATURAL-CAPITAL
THE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION OF NATURAL CAPITAL
NATURE IS THE FOUNDATIONAL SOURCE OF ALL VALUE
Open L0700-PC-NC-NATURAL-CAPITAL
THE DEPLETION AND DEGRADATION OF NATURAL CAPITAL
FINANCIAL WEALTH HAS COME AT THE EXPENSE OF NATURAL CAPITAL
Open L070-CX-COSTS-EXPENSES#NATURAL
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THE MANY COMPONENTS OF NATURAL CAPITAL
LAND / AIR / FRESH WATER / MINERALS / BIODIVERSITY /
ECOLOGICAL SERVICES / CLIMATE SYSTEMS / ETC.
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LAND
LAND ... Natural
Essential habitat for all sorts of living organizms
Open L0700-CS-NC-LAND-natural
LAND ... Agricultural
Huge land areas now used for agriculture
Open L0700-CS-NC-LAND-agricultural
LAND ... Built up
Much land now built over with various types of economic development
Open L0700-CS-NC-LAND-built-up
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AIR
FRESH AIR
Fresh air is very good for human health and longevity
Open L0700-CS-NC-AIR
AIR POLLUTION (PARTICULATES)
This pollution has its origin in industrial development
Open L0700-CS-NC-AIR
AIR POLLUTION (GREENHOUSE GASES)
This pollution is unseen, but is the root cause of global warming
Open L0700-CS-NC-AIR
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FRESH WATER
WATER
Without water there is no life, and now becoming increasingly scarce
Open L0700-CS-NC-WATER
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
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MINERALS
MINERAL RESOURCES
The raw materials for most of the useful products we use every day
Open L0700-CS-NC-RESOURCES-minerals
FOSSIL FUELS
The sources of power that made the industrial revolution possible
Open L0700-CS-NC-RESOURCES-fossil-fuels
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BIODIVERSITY
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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ECOLOGICAL SERVICES
ECOLOGICAL SERVICES
The many mechanisms that serve to recycle everything in nature
Open L0700-CS-NC-ECOSYSTEM-SERVICES
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CLIMATE SYSTEMS
CLIMATE SYSTEMS
The essential mechanisms that have kept the climate stable until now
Open L0700-CS-NC-CLIMATE
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