People confronted by poverty use more resources than those not confronted by poverty.
People faced with immediate survival needs often have no choice but to overharvest resources.
People impacted by poverty often horde resources.
Poverty has little or no impact on the environment.
We can learn through observation.
Nothing can be absolutely proven.
Both of the above are basic scientific principles.
Extraneous variables are held constant.
Most experiments are done in the laboratory.
They are useful for studying large scale geologic forces.
Simply someone's opinion.
A tentative explanation, comparable to a hypothesis.
An explanation supported by a substantial body of evidence.
Once agreed upon they remain unchanged forever.
Are broad patterns of thought that guide thinking.
Influence how we interpret evidence.
Determine which questions we understand to be relevant to issues at hand.
Is composed of atoms and molecules.
Cannot be created, destroyed, nor changed in form.
Must be used carefully or earth will eventually run out.
Can neither be created nor destroyed.
Release energy from sugar for metabolic use.
Create complex organic molecules from simple molecules.
Convert heat to chemical bond energy for metabolic work.
Do more than one of the above.