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Status quo polices and sustainability

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The IPAT model:  I = P x A x T x S
Our total impact (I) on the environment results from the interaction of population (P), affluence (A) and technology (T), with an added sensitivity (S) factor
Population = individuals need space and resources
Affluence = greater per capita resource use
Technology = increased exploitation of resources
Sensitivity = how sensitive an area is to human pressure

Status quo leads to
Sudden food & population decrease
Pollution increase

Sustainability leads to
Food & population stabilize
Pollution decrease
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