EXAM 1 mt1.2_sol_268_s11

EXAM 1 mt1.2_sol_268_s11 - Economics 268, Spring 2011...

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Economics 268, Spring 2011 Name ______**SOLUTIONS**____________________ Environmental Economics Professor Eric Jamelske Exam 1 Take-Home (13 points) Due Friday 2/25/11 Short answer / analysis: Answer these questions in the space provided. Please be neat and organized and answer each question specifically, thoughtfully and completely. 1. China Grown & China Road Answer each of the following questions from the articles China Grown and China Road . Hint: In many instances this will require a direct quote from the article as well as a little elaboration on your part. (5 points) a. According to the article China Grown , what happened to the land area used for both fruit and vegetable production in China between 1990 and 2000? (1 point) From 1990 to 2000, land in vegetable production more than doubled in China to 20 million acres - increasing about the size of California every two years. Similarly, area planted in fruit nearly doubled to almost 25 million acres. It is interesting that people are fleeing the countryside and the peasant/agricultural lifestyle and moving to urban areas to work in factories, but still land in fruit and vegetable production is increasing dramatically. b. According to the article China Road how does automobile ownership in China compare to automobile ownership in the US? (1 point) There are about 30 million cars and light trucks among 1.3 billion people in China. A rate far below that of the US, which leads the world with more than 240 million cars and light trucks with a population of about 300 million people, or about eight vehicles for every 10 people. China's per capita rate of auto ownership is about the same as that of the US in 1910. Ask yourself what will happen as China keeps developing and industrializing. c. According to the article China Road how does average oil consumption in China compare to average oil consumption in the US? (1 point) Average oil consumption in China is far lower than the US - 216 gallons per person a year, compared to 2,813 gallons for the average American. Ask yourself what will happen as China keeps developing and industrializing.
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EXAM 1 mt1.2_sol_268_s11 - Economics 268, Spring 2011...

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