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Unformatted text preview: EVPP 111 Lecture Learning & Study Guide #3 Spring 2011 Human Populations: Resources, Urbanization, Demographic Transition • Describe the discrepancy between individual resource demands in developing vs. developed nations. Developing nations are characterized as: larger # of people, with a small % of resource use. Developed nations are characterized as: smaller # people, large % of resource use. • What is meant by the term "nonrenewable" resources? Once they’re depleted, no longer available. • What is meant by the term "renewable" resources? Perpetually available, replenish themselves • What is urbanization? Urbanization is the population shift from rural areas to urban areas. • What are the effects of human overpopulation on nonrenewable resources? The model for human impact is defined by the equation: Impact (I) = Number of People (P) x Affluence per person (A) x Environmental effects of Technology (T) As the human overpopulation occurs P increases putting further demand on the nonrenewable resources resulting in accelerated...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course EVPP 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.
- Spring '08