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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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- Fall '10
- Ecology, highest ecological footprints