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I can describe why the world's urban population is
growing so rapidly
The world's urban
population is
growing so rapidly
because everybody
wants to live a city
lifestyle and being
close to work and
where everything is
busy and there is a
lot of trade.…read more

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I can describe the components of an ecological
footprint
Ecological footprint
Food: land
Consumer
used for
goods: all
crops and
resources
animals as
used to
Private Public well as that
Infrastructur make
Transport: services: services: needed to
Housing: e: resources everything
land used resources resources absorb Co2
land used needed to we buy
for transport used by used by emissions
for building maintain other than
routes and banking, government associated
and waste and renew food to
for waste leisure, s and with
and Co2 transport transport it
and Co2 entertainme councils to production
absorption networks, and absorb
absorption nt and retail support our of farm
buildings, any waste
businesses lifestyles machines,
and Co2
pesticides,
emissions
fertilizers
used in the
and food
manufacture
processing.…read more

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I can explain why cities have large ecological
footprints
Though they
take up a tiny
2% of the
Earth's
surface but
they
consume 75%
of the world's
resources
and waste so
they have
large eco ­
footprints.…read more

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I can give examples of how we use the
environment as a source and a sink
We use it as a source because it
provides us with our daily needs.
We also use it as a sink for all our
waste products. The combination
of sources and sinks represents
the amount of land, water and air
(known as bio productive areas)
needed to support our lifestyles
and this can be measure in global
hectares. This is known as our
eco footprint.…read more

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I can compare the eco footprints of different cities
in the UK including London
Winchester and St
Albans have the largest
footprints in the UK.
London is ranked 44th
out of 60 by the WWF
as the worst city in
terms of eco
footprints. If everyone
lived as Londoners did,
3.05 Earths would be
required to support
them.…read more

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