SOCA02H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Sport Utility Vehicle, Dialectic, Late Modernity

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20 Apr 2016
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A question which you can answer in half a page. Eg. what is toxic waste movements and an example. Industrialisation (including industrialisation of agriculture), population growth, and consumption habits/ levels of populations influence environmental quality. Canadians comsume 1. 24 times more energy per capita than americans, 2. 88 times more than the eu residents, 7. 6 times more than chinese, 27. 7 times more than africans. Causes: more single-person households, large and increasing size of dwellings ( 10% larger than in the. 1990s), multiplication of small appliances, lack of public transit, increasing number of suvs and minivans (40% vehicle sales), energy-intensive extractive economy, lack of energy conservation. Environmental quality is the usefulness of natural resources and their suitability for life. Scarcity or pollution are seen as environment problems. Population growth is said to be an issue of pollution. The environmental issues caused by populations of developed western societies is higher than in other countries.

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