Test Review 1 - Germany and Japan are leaders of solar...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Germany and Japan are leaders of solar power Kenya’s location makes it prime for solar power. Oil industry became first to use solar power The developed nations have 20% of the world population and consume approximately 85% of the world’s wealth The developing nations have 80% of the world’s population and consume approx. 15% of the world’s wealth Over the past 10 years US Petroleum production is decreasing Everyone lived like they did in the US – Sustainable for 2 billion US, but went to the extreme with recycling – 4 billion Mexico – 20 billion Northern Africa – 40 billion Carbon and Gold are considered scarce in the earth’s crust Europe and Japan are countries/regions with predicted negative population growth Wind is considered a renewable resource Water from a river used in generating electricity is a renewable, energy resource The current rate of natural population increase in developing countries is 2.5% Water from a deep groundwater well used in the manufacturing of an automobile is a non-renewable, nonmetallic resource In the graph, line 1 is population and line 2 is resource growth The per capita ecologic footprint of the Netherlands is roughly half that of the us because: All of these are important factors o We live in a “throw away society” o We drive much bigger, less fuel efficient vehicles o Their mass transit system is far superior
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
o Many more people ride bikes In order for a resource to be considered “renewable” is must be replenished on a
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course GEOS 1024 taught by Professor Meschreiber during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

Page1 / 5

Test Review 1 - Germany and Japan are leaders of solar...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online