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What is the Maximum Population that the Earth can Hold? Standard of living = Resources / Population Resources = raw materials + technology If we don’t gain any resources, but we still continue to grow, then our standard of living is decreasing. If we gain more resources, but we have a stagnant population, then our standard of living is increasing What is a Resource? Naturally occurring Any form (solid, liquid, gas) Occurs in a form and amount such that economic extraction of a commodity is currently or potentially feasible We can take resources from the air (atmosphere), water (hydrosphere), solid and rocks (lithosphere), life (biosphere) = Earth’s Life- Support System Human Culturesphere = population, technology, economics, politics Resources for what? From where? Food Mobility Shelter Goods/ services Resources Grouped Based on Similar Uses and/or Properties Energy Metallic o Possesses high electrical and/or thermal conductivity, malleable, and
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course GEOS 1024 taught by Professor Meschreiber during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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