Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 44 - Self-Quiz - Page 797: 9



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In developed countries, the resource consumption rate is much higher than that of less developed countries. Resource consumption rate can be measured by the ecological footprint, which is defined as how much of the Earth's surface needs to be used to support sustainable consumption or development level. For example, the ecological footprint of the average person living in the United States is nine times that of an average person living in India.
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