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4 September 2014
Chapter 1 #3
There are three groups on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment which is provisioning, regulating, and cultural. One of the groups is placed the way because it all deals with the goods of renewable and non-renewable resources. It also deals with biochemical services and resources obtained from ecosystems to benefit the needs of people. This is the group known as provisioning. Provisioning services deal with all things that are obtained from the ecosystems. These resource are food, fibers, fuel, biochemical, fresh water, energy, and genetic resources. These are the certain things that deal with the goods things that deal with provisioning but there are also the bad things that deal with it like capturing fish. People use ecosystems to get food from plants or animals, use materials like cotton or wool for fiber, wood for fuel such as energy, animals or plants for breeding, fresh water for drinking or a supporting service, and much more. Without having these goods from ecosystems the human population would be lowered and we would have contaminated water. I believe by looking at the table 1-1 in the book it is the first section written because it is the main piece of a person’s life and it is the piece that gives humans what they need to live. Provisioning part of the ecosystem had changes for human well-being that includes security, basic material for good life, health, good social relations, and the big thing which is freedoms and choices. It gives them basic materials because it gives them fuel which can be used for many different types of energy to power different things. The food and fresh water keep people healthily and keep them from starving. They have the security because they know that they have these things to keep them alive. On the table it says that these items are degraded which is true to some point but not all. This is true due to the population in many places are increasing which makes many of these resources have lower amounts for everyone to have. You also have the resource such as crops, livestock, and aquaculture that are be enhanced. These are some of resources that are being increased which means there is more food, water, and farm animals. These resources are all separated into this group being it is the goods that humans use daily or most of the time and it doesn’t have to deal the quality or regulation of something. This group deals all with resources and goods. This is one of the vital ecosystem services that is allowing humans to stay alive and still be living.