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The ecological footprint of a person in the United States is about ______ that of a person in India.

  1. a. half
  2. b. twice
  3. c. one-ninth
  4. d. nine times

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: Ecological footprint is the amount of biologically productive surface required to sustain the resource development and consumption to a particular level. Ecological footprint analysis is the measure of usage of resources by human.

Explanation

Reasons for correct statement:

Ecological footprint is the measure of human impact on the earth’s ecosystem. The developed nation has a larger ecological footprint than the developing countries.

Option d. is given as “nine times”. Earlier studies suggest that the ecological footprint of a person in the United States is about eight times of a person in India. Recent reports reveal that the average Indian has an ecological footprint nine times lighter than the U.S. citizen. Hence, option d. is the correct answer.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a...

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