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Protecting the environment

  • Jack Harvey
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Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series

Abstract

The term ‘environment’ extends our earlier concept of land (p. 84) to include the sea and the atmosphere. As such it provides a flow of goods and services:
  1. (a)

    materials (such as soil, minerals and timber) and energy (from fossil fuels, tides and wind);

     
  2. (b)

    space, to produce food, erect buildings, develop communications and provide for sporting activities;

     
  3. (c)

    the ‘natural world’, a consumer good in that it affords utility directly for walking, holidays, safaris, nature study or just enjoyment of peaceful surroundings;

     
  4. (d)

    a ‘sink’ for waste products.

     

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© Jack Harvey 1994

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