Flashcards in 1.3 Population-resource relationships Deck (16)
Theoretical maximum number of people who can be supported by the available resources and level of technology in an area.
Sustainability indicator, which expresses the relationship between population and the natural environment. Accounts fro use of natural resources of a nation.
Capacity on an area or ecosystem to generate an ongoing supply of resources and to absorb its wastes.
Equivalent to one hectare of biologically productive space with world average productivity
Total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organisation, event or product.
When humanity's demand on nature exceeds the biosphere's supply, or regenerative capaciy/
Introduction of high yielding seeds and modern agricultural techniques in developing countries.
Crops that don't die off once harvested, exist for years before reseeding is required.
One that achieves a given aim in the satisfactory way
Level of population that, through the production of goods and services, provides the highest average standard of living.
When there are too few people in an are to use the resources available efficiently
When here are too many people in an area relative to the resources and the level of technology available
Optimum rhythm or growth
Level of population growth that best utilises the resources and technology available.
When population per unit are exceeds the carrying capacity
Pessimistic lobby who fear that population growth will outstrip resources, leading to the consequences predicted by Thomas Malthus.