Science Env Studdies

Science Env Studdies

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Chapter 12 question 1

Energy use is commonly divided into four primary categories. These include transportation, the industrial process, commercial and residential use (heating, cooling, lighting, appliances), and the generation of electrical power. (1)The main reason developed countries use more energy than under developed countries is developed countries tend to have a lot more money after all under developed countries are countries that, comparative to others, lack industrialization, infrastructure, developed agriculture, and developed natural resources, and suffers from a low per capita income as a result. (2)

I am going to be liberal and use countries that have G.D.P. capita less than two thousand dollars as a definition as a underdeveloped country. There are forty eight countries on the planet that have a G.D.P. capita of less than two thousand dollars. (3) After all Iraq’s G.D.P. is three thousand dollars and Iraq is the poster child for under developed countries. The United States of America is currently the sixth wealthiest nation in the world. (3) As Americans we have money we have cars and it so happens we use twenty million barrels of oil a day. The United States has 6,334,859 km of paved road. (4) (1b) Compare that to Kenya, with a G.D.P. of only one thousand two hundred dollars and 7,737 km of paved road. Kenya is also the thirty eight poorest country .(3) (5) The united States of America is the leading industrial power in the world, highly diversified and technologically advanced we have petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, mining.(4) Kenya on the other hand is useless responsible for small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, soap, cigarettes, flour), agricultural products, oil refining; aluminum, steel, lead; cement, commercial ship repair, and tourism. The United States of America also has a...

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