The Environment & Society
The decisions and actions of all people in the world affect our environment. But the unequal distribution of wealth and resources around the world influences the environmental problems that a society faces and the choices it can make. The United Nations generally classifies countries as either developed or developing. Developed countries have higher average incomes, slower population growth, diverse industrial economies, and stronger social support systems. They include the United States, Canada, Japan, and the countries of Western Europe. Developing countries have lower average incomes, simple and agriculture-based economies, and rapid population growth. In between are middle-income countries, such as Mexico, Brazil, and Malaysia.
Map Skills (click map to enlarge)
Environment & Society (use chapter 1, section2 & the items to the left)
Complete and check each item. When done, take a screenshot that includes your NAME and OVERALL score. Do over until you are happy with your score.
Costa Rica, a country in Central America, was once nearly covered with rain forest. Today, farmers and ranchers have cleared much of the forest, a process called deforestation. Deforestation destroys the homes of thousands of species.