Synopses & Reviews
Critical issues about the impact of human activities on ecological systems challenge tomorrow's generation. This series introduces students to the science behind the headlines. Each volume in the Global Environmental Change series targets an essential issue and involves students in research and discussion to teach concepts and decision-making skills.
Carrying Capacity addresses the ability of the Earth to sustain healthy populations of different species. Earth's human population, now past six billion, is expected to increase to 10 billion by 2030. This growth will place an even greater strain on the planet's carrying capacity. With your school as a case study, link small-scale biology, ecology, and Earth science to the big picture.