Developed and Developing Countries
The environmental problems that a society faces is influenced by the unequal distribution of ______ and resources.
The U.N. classifies developing countries as those that (choose 2)
Local Population Pressures
Rapid population growth can overwhelm a countries natural resources and create environmental problems such as deforestation, topsoil exhaustion and animal extinction. Additionally the people in these regions may experience malnutrition, starvation and disease.
The environmental problems created by rapid population growth on the previous slide are largely problems found in
Of the 5.2 billion people living in developing countries, few than half have access to enough food, proper sanitation or ________ .
Although life is good and population growth is slow in developed countries they use up __ of the world's resources.
A countries ecological footprint describes the area of land needed to support one person in a particular country. This is done by estimating land used for crops, grazing, forest products, housing as well as the amount of forest needed to absorb the air pollution caused by fossil fuels.
Using Figure 18, identify which 2 countries have are considered developed countries based on their ecological footprints.
By analyzing Table 1, which country appears to be the least developed?
In analyzing health and energy use it shows that people in developed countries