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S. population, and the number is growing rapidly! S. population. China is now the world’s leading consumer of wheat, rice, meat, coal, fertilizers, steel, and cement, CONCEPT 1-3 13 and it is the second largest consumer of oil after the United States. China leads the world in consumption of goods such as television sets, cell phones, refrigerators, and soon, personal computers. By 2020, China is projected to be the world’s largest producer and consumer of cars and to have the world’s leading economy in terms of GDP-PPP.

For example, adding catalytic converters to car exhaust systems has reduced some forms of air pollution. At the same time, increases in the number of cars and the total distance each travels have reduced the effectiveness of this cleanup approach. Second, cleanup often removes a pollutant from one part of the environment only to cause pollution in another. For example, we can collect garbage, but the garbage is then burned (perhaps causing air pollution and leaving toxic ash that must be put somewhere), dumped on the land (perhaps causing water pollution through runoff or seepage into groundwater), or buried (perhaps causing soil and groundwater pollution).

Some resources, such as solar energy, fresh air, wind, fresh surface water, fertile soil, and wild edible plants, are directly available for use. Other resources such as petroleum, iron, groundwater (water found underground), and cultivated crops, are not directly available. They become useful to us only with some effort and technological ingenuity. For example, petroleum was a mysterious fluid until we learned how to find, extract, and convert (refine) it into gasoline, heating oil, and other products that could be sold.

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