1) What role do values play in deciding whether to protect the environment or increase economic benefits? What are some of the difficulties in comparing financial costs and gains with environmental good and aesthetics? Which do you value more? Explain why.
2) Evaluate the idea of a city as an ecosystem. In what ways is a city like an ecosystem? In what ways is it different?
3) Evaluate the statement “Science can help solve environmental problems, but our values will determine the solutions we will choose.” Do you agree or disagree? Explain.