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Comparing Footprints Between
LEDC’s and MEDC’s (Section 3.8.3)
1. What do you predict the relationship to be between the wealth (GDP,
PPP) and the Ecological footprint of a country?
2. Suggest some reasons for the relationship you have stated above.
3. Look at the bar graph on page 8 of the WWF Living Planet report and
select a high, medium and low range country in terms of ecological
footprints.
4. For each country, describe (in point form) the relative size of each the six
components.
5. Compare and contrast the 3 countries in terms of the total footprint size
and the size of each of the 6 components (Carbon
6. Explain or suggest reasons for the differences you have described in part
5.
Things to consider in answering part 5.
-animal protein uses more energy and water to produce than grain
-CO2 emissions are very directly linked to fossil fuel consumption
-CO2 fixation varies greatly from region depending on climate and vegetation
-intensive commercial farming is very dependent on fossil fuels
7. Are there any countries which surprised you (analogies) in terms of their
rankings ?