Biodiversity and Conservation

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Environmental Value Systems

These are worldview or paradigms that shape the way an individual or group of people perceive and evaluate environmental issues.

There are many factors that will affect a persons environmental values. Parental influences, educational experiences, news and media, the society that they live in

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Environmental Value Systems

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Fig 3.6: OECD Background
Fig 3.7: OECD Aims
Fig 3.7: WTO 2017 Report

Global trade in merchandise


Fig 3.15: Systems and Models slideshow
Fig 3.14: Feedback Loops
Fig 3.7: OECD Aims
Fig 3.6: Tragedy of the comons

Ecological Footprint and Earth Overshoot

Fig 3.7: Earth Overshoot Historical
Fig 3.7: Earth Overshoot Day per Country
Fig 3.6: Ecological Footprint

Ecological Footprints


Use the 3 web link to answer the following questions:

  1. What is the Earth overshoot day (use this link)
  2. Study figure 1: Describe the pattern shown in the graph below (use data). [3 marks]
  3. Suggest 3 reasons for the pattern shown. [3 marks]
  4. Why should we be concerned about the pattern (link your answer to sustainability) [3 marks]
  5. Study figure 2 Explain why some countries have much earlier dates than others. (include population levels, development, natural resources, biomes) [8 marks]
  6. Use this link to calculate your own Ecological Footprint. Screenshot the result and insert in your doc. [2 marks]
  7. How could you reduce your ecological footprint - suggest 2 main ways. [2 marks]
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