The butterfly effect is a term used to describe the idea within chaos theory called sensitive dependence on initial conditions. It explains how single factors creates sensitivity to “initial conditions” such as situations in which events in one area of a network can cause major and unpredictable responses in other parts of the network. Read more.
Darwinism is a term used to describe how Darwin’s (1809-1882) work influenced biology as well as philosophy as a whole and even economics and politics. His most well-known works include “the origin of species by means of natural selection” in which it revolutionized our understanding of life on earth. Read more.
Endangered forests are the most valuable forests on the globe, forests that would be irreparably harmed by industrial resource extraction. In practical terms this means these forests are “no go” and “no buy” forests. Read more..
Evapotranspiration is the term used to describe two processes in the hydrologic cycle (see below); Water loss from the soil–plant system, through soil evaporation and plant transpiration, is the sum of these processes. Read more..
Glucose is a simple sugar, or monosaccharide, formula C6H12O6. This six-carbon carbohydrate is the main source of energy for animals and plants.