Geography, 2, Consuming resources

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What are the 3 main types of resources?
Human resources, Natural resources and Capital resources
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What are human resources?
Skills of a population, such as doctors
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What are material or capital resources?
Equipment already in a society
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Why does the USA have less than 5% of the population and 25% of oil consumption? Name 3 reasons
Lack of public transports, low density urbun settlements, i.e. long distances to school and work and low fuel prices
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What is the problem with the cheap £1,500 Tata car in India?
Increased demands for oil and adding to CO2 emmisions
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What was Malthus' theory?
Population would increase faster than food, so supplies will run out.
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How did Malthus predict food supplies to increase?
Arithmetically (1, 2, 3, 4 etc)
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How did Malthis predict the population to increase?
Geometrically (1, 2, 4, 8, 16 etc)
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What problems did Malthus predict?
Shortage of food, leading to famine, war and disease
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Malthus said there was ways round famine- describe the 'negative' solution he invented
Reduce human fertility- i.e. China's one child policy
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What was Malthus' 'positive' method around famine?
Decrease mortality- e.g. low living standards and disease
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What did Boserup think the impacts of population growth would have on people?
She thought it would have a positive impact and make people create ways out of a problem when resources begin to run low
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What did Boserup think that overpoulation would lead to?
More inovation and higher productivity in use of land
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How can dependancy on oil be reduced? Name 2 ways
Stop using plastic water bottles and use re-fillable bottles. Use hydrogen cars
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How can induvidual action reduce resource consumption? Naame 4 ways
Use public transport, use energy efficient bulbs, recycling and buy foods from frm shops with less 'food miles'
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