Ecological Footprint: A theoretical measure of the amount of land/water a population requires to produce the resources it consumes [1 mark] and to absorb its waste under prevailing technology [1 mark].


Watch the animation above and recreate the main points in your notes.


international variations in size


Describe the distribution of countries with large and small ecological footprints.



  1. Read pp 224-230 Patterns and Change book
  2. Make notes on the reading
  3. Answer questions 1 - 6 p 230