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Background reading:
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Living Planet Report 2010

Patterns of resource consumption

AIM: Evaluate the ecological footprint as a measure of the relationship between population size and resource consumption. Identify international variations in its size.

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AIM: Discuss the two opposing views (neo-Malthusian and anti-Malthusian) of the relationship between population size and resource consumption.


Further Reading

To what degree is china Malthusian or anti Malthusian? Watch this and think one child policy Human consumption: Flying in the face of logic Forty years after dropping his Population Bomb into the environment debate, Paul Ehrlich is still railing at man's destructiveness

Food crisis was predicted 200 years ago
Dismissed for centuries as the worst sort of apocalyptic doom-monger, English parson Thomas Malthus’s predictions have found new resonance

World is facing a natural resources crisis worse than financial crunch
• Two planets need by 2030 at this rate, warns report
• Humans using 30% more resources than sustainable

Climate change: calling planet birth
Family size has become the great unmentionable of the campaign for more environmentally friendly lifestyles

Overpoulation Myth

We need birth control, not geoengineering

Paul Ehrlich, a prophet of global population doom who is gloomier than ever [23 October 2011]

What a population of 7 billion people means for the planet [18 July 2011]

The Malthusian question [21 March 2009]

The Wall Street Journal: New Limits to Growth Revive Malthusian Fears [24 March 2008]

NPG Malthusian Bicentennial: Malthusian Truths About Today's World [22 May 1998]

The Daily Beast - A Roadmap for the Planet [12 June 2011]

Planet Geography pages 145-154
Study Guide pages 40-41

Changing patterns of energy consumption

AIM: Examine the global patterns and trends in the production and consumption of oil.
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China Oil

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Oil Through the Ages

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

Further Reading
Planet Geography pages 154-161
Study Guide pages 42-43

Conservation strategies

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AIM: Discuss the reduction of resource consumption by conservation, waste reduction, recycling and substitution.

AIM: Evaluate a strategy at a local or national scale aimed at reducing the consumption of one resource.

Local Scale: Beijing Water Management Notes
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Further Reading
Planet Geography pages 161-174
Study Guide pages 44-48