Problem

Cumulative environmental impacts

Other Names:
Combinations of environmental impacts
Nature:
Cumulative impacts of human activity on the environment become important when sources of perturbation in the environment are grouped sufficiently closely in space or time such as to exceed the ecosystems natural ability to remove or dissipate the resultant disturbance.
Claim:
Among the most troublesome interactions between development and environment are those that involve cumulative impacts.
Narrower Problems:
Unknown synergistic effects
Values:
Accumulation
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET