Name Author’s name Course Details Date IPAT Discussion IPAT takes a major part in determining the population growth of a certain region or a country. It is composed of four important variables which affect environmental change. The equation formed from this theory is Impact = population × affluence × technology (or I = P × A × T). This formula is basically used by population analysts to find out the impact of human activity on the environment. 1. Given this equation what drives environmental decline? Environmental decline or degradation is the decrease in quality of destruction of with plans on suburban development and settlement plans which the individuals moving to the suburban areas can observe as they put up residential structures industrial and other social amenities. Work cited Downs Anthony. New Visions for Metropolitan America. Brookings Institution 1994. Frumkin Howard Lawrence Frank and Richard J. Jackson. Urban sprawl and public health: Designing planning and building for healthy communities. Island Press 2004. Squires Gregory D. ed. Urban sprawl: Causes consequences & policy responses. The Urban Insitute 2002. "U.S. Population and Its Impact on the Environment: Why Curbing Per Capita Consumption Is Not Enough." Progressives for Immigration Reform progressivesforimmigrationreform.org/publication/u-s-population-and-its-impact-on-the-environment-why-curbing-per-capita-consumption-is-not-enough/. [...]
Population growth is critical to environmental change. IPAT is an equation that describes four variables that interact to produce environmental change: Impact = population × affluence × technology (or I = P × A × T) Based on your knowledge of IPAT, answer these questions: 1. Given this equation, what drives environmental decline? 2. Compare the environmental impact of the U.S. against any developing country(try to calculate or find calculations for the actual “I” values); explain what factors contribute to these two different environmental impact factors (this will require external research—avoid repeating your peers’ choice of a developing nation). Define suburban sprawl and describe how human population growth causes it. List the negative, environmental impacts caused by suburban sprawl. Describe alternatives to suburban sprawl and how we can enact them.