31) Тест.

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PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

An eco-footprint is a measurement of the total amount of the earth’s natural resources needed to support the way in which you live. For example, it estimates the land required to produce everything you consume, as well as the area 1 . It also calculates the size of forest required to absorb the carbon dioxide emissions from your car or from the plane that took you on holiday.

A new European Environment Agency study has identified the UK as one of the nations using more resources per person 2 . At an enormous 5.3 global hectares per person (about the size of six football pitches), the average UK eco-footprint is not much higher than the European average. But 3 , we would need not one but three planets.

The good news is that children in the UK are starting to apply eco ‘pester power’ — trying to persuade their parents 4 . Ann McGarry, an education officer who runs a course called ‘Educating with the Eco-footprint’, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of young people 5 . ‘The eco-footprint is a useful educational tool for showing where we make a big impact,’ she says. ‘The UK global footprint is approximately 20 global hectares per average family. Wealthier areas tend to have bigger footprints.’

Parents who are being put under pressure by their children can turn to eco-footprint calculators for help. Answering 16 straightforward questions on www.myfootprint.org will calculate your footprint 6 . The questions relate to the size, location and energy efficiency of your home, your household size and car miles travelled each week, as well as air travel and weekly household waste. You are also asked whether you recycle, buy heavily packaged goods and eat meat or processed foods.

A. if everyone lived like that
B. wanting to know more about their family’s impact on the environment
C. or reduce the size of an eco-footprint more quickly
D. than can be produced within its own borders
E. and compare it with the worldwide average of 1.5 global hectares
F. to do something about their effect on the environment
G. that is used to dispose of your rubbish



 

 

 

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