Food Systems and Agriculture Economics Global Warming and Climate Change Pollution and Environmental Health Wild card environmental questions
What is food security
The term when all people, at all times,
have physical and economic access to sufficient,
safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and
healthy life
What is environmental economics
This is the field of economics that says economies can become sustainable if environmental challenges are addressed
What is Chasing Coral
A film that tells the story of a three-year effort to capture the loss of the world's coral reefs through time-lapse, underwater photography
What is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
One of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services protecting America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.
What is fishery collapse
The structure of the marine community (i.e. its species composition) changes radically, trapping the fishery into a regime in which high-valued commercial species cannot recover.
What is freshwater
70 - 80% of the world's _____ is used for food production and agriculture
What is eco-labeling
This is the labeling of products to identify brands that are made with processes that do not harm the environment
What is polar amplification
The term meaning polar regions tend to warm faster
relative to the rest of the planet
What is a cluster
A greater than expected number of disease occurs
within a group of people living and working in the
same area
What is tragedy of the commons
A situation in a shared-resource system
where individual users acting
independently according to their own self-
interest behave contrary to the common
good of all users by depleting or spoiling
that resource through their collective
What is Monsanto
This company produced massive amounts Roundup and chemical resistant seeds that are sterile causing farmers to have to make yearly purchases for the updated version of the seeds
What is external costs
Maximizing profits by transferring some moral responsibilities as costs to the community directly or as a degradation to the environment
What is Alaska
This part of the earth is losing ice faster than any other region
What are PFAS
A group of chemicals used to make fluoropolymer coatings and products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease, and water. They are also known as 'forever chemicals'
What is the triple bottom line
A sustainability framework that examines a company’s social, environment, and economic impact.
What is agricultural subsidies
A government incentive paid to agribusiness,
agricultural organizations, and farms to
supplement their income, manage supply of
agricultural commodities, and influence the
cost and supply of those commodities
What is cap and trade
A system for controlling carbon emissions and other forms of atmospheric pollution by which an upper limit is set on the amount a given business or other organization may produce but which allows further capacity to be bought from other organizations that have not used their full allowance.
What is 10,000
Every year, the average American emits enough
carbon to melt ______ tons of ice in Antarctica
What is lead
The Flint water crisis was a man-made public health criss that was caused by the dangerous exposure of ____ to thousands of residents in Flint, Michigan through contaminated drinking water.
What is South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC)
The organization that is responsible for providing the public with information about safe places to go fishing and where people can consume fish in South Carolina
What is Iowa
The number one pork producer in the United States?
What is ecological deficit
The term when the Ecological Footprint of a population exceeds the biocapacity of the area
available to that population.
What is carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide
The three most common greenhouse gasses from most common to least common
What is children under five and adults between the ages of 50 -75
Not all communities are equally impacted by pollution in the environment. What members of society of most affected by the environment?
Nick and Lucy are both so amazing we can't choose.

Real question: name the four pillars in the Charleston City Climate action plan
Who is your favorite teacher?

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