Patterns in Resource Consumption


4. Patterns in resource consumption
Evaluate the ecological footprint as a measure of the relationship between population size and resource consumption. Identify international variations in its size. Discuss the two opposing views (neo‑Malthusian and anti‑Malthusian) of the relationship between population size and resource consumption.
4 hours
Examine the global patterns and trends in the production and consumption of oil.


Examine the geopolitical and environmental impacts of these changes in patterns and trends. Examine the changing importance of other energy sources.
2 hours

6 hours
Discuss the reduction of resource consumption by conservation, waste reduction, recycling and substitution. Evaluate a strategy at a local or national scale aimed at reducing the consumption of one resource.
4 hours