Q1. Some organizations, as in the Ecological Society of America, are starting to envision a sustainable society-one in which each generation inherits sufficient natural and economic resources and a relatively stable environment. The World watch Institute estimates that to reach sustainability by 2030, we should begin shaping a sustainable society through the next ten years or so. In what ways is our current system not sustainable? What may we do to work toward sustainability and what are the major roadblocks to achieving it? How would your life be dissimilar in a sustainable society?
Q2. You find out an unusual organism growing in the bark of a dying tree. Under a microscope, you observe that its cells are eukaryotic, have cell walls, and do not contain chloroplasts. Into what kingdom would you categorize this organism? Explain the decision.