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Answer the following questions on separate paper using complete sentences and proper writing format

Answer the following questions on separate paper, using complete sentences and proper writing format.

  • Humans have influenced 83% of Earth’s surface. This finding from the Human Footprint Project is based upon analysis of four factors that have the most impact on wildlife and wild lands: population, travel routes, land use, and lights.

    • Does this number seem over or underestimated? Why or why not?

    • Some areas are more vulnerable to human influence than others—why might this be?


Answer the following questions on separate paper using complete sentences and proper writing format1

Answer the following questions on separate paper, using complete sentences and proper writing format.

2. Our footprint varies around the world. Americans make up 5% of the world’s population, own 30% of the world’s cars, and consume 25% of the world’s energy. By their first birthday, the average American will be responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than a person in Tanzania generates over a lifetime.

  • Why do different cultures use and consume things at different rates?

  • What do these numbers indicate about contemporary American culture?


Answer the following questions on separate paper using complete sentences and proper writing format2

Answer the following questions on separate paper, using complete sentences and proper writing format.

3. Today’s global population (estimated over 7 billion) is expected to rise to nine billion by 2050 and to over 36 billion by 2300. In some areas of the globe, people are already in conflict over a limited amount of natural resources.

  • How will a growing population affect people’s access to food, potable drinking water, and fuel?

  • What affect might the population increase have on pollution and encroachment on wildlife habitats?


Answer the following questions on separate paper using complete sentences and proper writing format3

Answer the following questions on separate paper, using complete sentences and proper writing format.

  • Humans have influenced 83% of Earth’s surface. This finding from the Human Footprint Project is based upon analysis of four factors that have the most impact on wildlife and wild lands: population, travel routes, land use, and lights.

    • Does this number seem over or underestimated? Why or why not?

    • Some areas are more vulnerable to human influence than others—why might this be?


Answer the following questions on separate paper using complete sentences and proper writing format4

Answer the following questions on separate paper, using complete sentences and proper writing format.

2. Our footprint varies around the world. Americans make up 5% of the world’s population, own 30% of the world’s cars, and consume 25% of the world’s energy. By their first birthday, the average American will be responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than a person in Tanzania generates over a lifetime.

  • Why do different cultures use and consume things at different rates?

  • What do these numbers indicate about contemporary American culture?


Answer the following questions on separate paper using complete sentences and proper writing format5

Answer the following questions on separate paper, using complete sentences and proper writing format.

3. Today’s global population (estimated over 7 billion) is expected to rise to nine billion by 2050 and to over 36 billion by 2300. In some areas of the globe, people are already in conflict over a limited amount of natural resources.

  • How will a growing population affect people’s access to food, potable drinking water, and fuel?

  • What affect might the population increase have on pollution and encroachment on wildlife habitats?


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