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Patterns in resource consumption

Content Learning Outcomes Notes
Patterns of resource consumption

 

4 hours

Evaluate the ecological footprint as a measure of the relationship between population size and resource consumption. Identify international variations in its size. Discuss the two opposing views (neo-Malthusian and anti-Malthusian) of the relationship between population size and resource consumption.  
Changing patterns of energy consumption

 

2 hours

 

6 hours

Examine the global patterns and trends in the production and consumption of oil.

 

Examine the geopolitical and environmental impacts of these changes in patterns and trends. Examine the changing importance of other energy sources.

 
Conservation strategies

 

4 hours

Discuss the reduction of resource consumption by conservation, waste reduction, recycling and substitution. Evaluate a strategy at a local or national scale aimed at reducing the consumption of one resource.  
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