Consuming Resources

Matthew Jones
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Geography (Consuming Resources) Mind Map on Consuming Resources, created by Matthew Jones on 09/12/2013.

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Consuming Resources
1 The Relationship Between Population and Resources
1.1 Thomas Malthus
1.1.1 Theory
1.1.1.1 Believed population grew exponentially (2,4,8,16 etc) ...
1.1.1.2 Food production to grow arithmetically (1,2,3,4 etc) ...
1.1.1.3 Meaning population would eventually over take food production ...
1.1.1.4 Leading to a natural check killing the weakest.
1.1.2 Due to Malthus, the British didn't help India during their famine as they agreed with him
1.2 Ester Boserup
1.2.1 Disagreed with Malthus
1.2.2 Theory
1.2.2.1 Believed as population grew, ...
1.2.2.2 They would make sure they had enough food, ..
1.2.2.3 By using better farming techniques and chemical fertillisers
2 Energy Secutiry
2.1 Having access to affordable and reliable sources of energy
3 Hydrogen
3.1 Advantages
3.1.1 Sustainable, clean energy
3.1.1.1 Readily Availible
3.1.1.1.1 No Polutants
3.1.1.1.1.1 People want to invest into it
3.2 Disadvantages
3.2.1 Need energy to collect hydrogen
3.2.1.1 Not going to be benefical for years
3.2.1.1.1 Environmental Damage
3.2.1.1.1.1 Need new fueling stations
4 Advantages and Disadvantages of using resoures
4.1 Coal (Non-Renewable)
4.1.1 Advantages
4.1.1.1 Produces a lot of electricity/energy
4.1.1.2 Currently there is good availability of coal around the world
4.1.1.3 Relatively inexpensive
4.1.2 Disadvantages
4.1.2.1 It is non-renewable and fast depleting
4.1.2.2 Burning coal produces carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas
4.2 Bio-gas (Sustainable Resource)
4.2.1 Advantages
4.2.1.1 Carbon dioxide is absorbed when they are grown
4.2.1.2 Car engines need little change to cope with bio fuels
4.2.2 Disadvantages
4.2.2.1 Need a huge area of land to grow the crop, often resulting in deforestation of existing land
4.2.2.2 Not completely carbon-neutral because the land has to be cleared first, then it has to be transported for use elsewhere
4.3 Wind (Renewable Resource)
4.3.1 Advantages
4.3.1.1 Free
4.3.1.2 Unlimited
4.3.1.3 Environmentally friendly because it does not emit greenhouse gases
4.3.2 Disadvantages
4.3.2.1 Inconsistent
4.3.2.2 Wind turbines are an eye sore
4.3.2.3 Do not produce huge amounts of electricity/energy unless it is very windy

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