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1

The following has been a result of the growing demand on scarce resources and the pollution generated by the rising living standards of the affluent:

Ongoing environmental distress

2

The number of people living in slums and shanty towns:

Is rising

3

Many products and technologies that have gone into improving growth and development of the standard of life entail:

Large amounts of pollution

4

Developed countries account for _______% of the world’s population and are responsible for _______% of the world’s fat consumption.

26, 53

5

This is one threat to life support systems and results directly from increased resource use

the greenhouse effect

6

The loss of forests and other wild lands extinguishes species of plants and animals and eventually robs the future generations of:

genetic materials to improve crops

7

Poverty in countries has been exacerbated by all of the following except:

lack of education in farming practices

8

Which organizations have typically assumed responsibility for environmental matters?

organizations with little control over policies

9

Economic growth always brings:

risk of environmental damage

10

Expansion in population compromises:

natural resources

11

Poverty in countries has been exacerbated by

unequal distribution of land, rapid rise in population, growing demands for commercial use of land