bct assig 1 - formula impacts = population x affluence x...

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Eric Russo 9/21/10 Assignment 1 1. With a growing concern for the current and future health of our environment, advocates are pushing people to not only think of their own wants and needs, but to instead think about keeping a healthy environment and what in their lifestyle’s needs to change to accomplish this. With this in mind, the authors point out how the government is now making laws and is placing higher taxes on certain areas which have shown to have negative effects on our environment. 2. A shift from a “manufacturing” economy to a “service” economy leads to “dematerialization” because instead of having an economy which focuses on the extraction of raw materials and energy, the economy would focus more on service jobs such as banking and health care. 3. IPAT, which stands for Impacts, Population, Affluence, and Technology, is used as the
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Unformatted text preview: formula impacts = population x affluence x technology . This model is used to analyze environmental impacts. I=PAT claims that population, affluence, and technology combined are the causes of most of the current environmental issues. 4. The authors define ecological footprint as a calculation of basic human consumption which are converted at world average productivity into the biological lands most commonly used by humans today (ex. Cropland, forest land). 5. According to the article, India and China will have the highest ecological footprints by 2015 because of their largely increasing population growth and economic growth. To offset these predicted ecological footprints, China will have to improve its technology efficiency by 2.9% per year, and India by 2.2 per year....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BCT 191 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UMass (Amherst).

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