Importance of this Unit to the Course
One fifth of the world's people lives in China, so personal consumption habits of Chinese will have a profound impact on the global environment. Energy policy and industrial development in China also have major implications on global greenhouse gas emissions.
Preparation for Discussion (You must complete this section before class.)
Discussion (online /
face-to-face) (See your portfolio for due dates and times)
A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:
If every adult Chinese person had an automobile and drove 50 miles per day, how much gasoline would be needed per year? How does this volume compare with the volume of Saylorville Reservoir? What would be the size of the parking lot to accommodate these cars? How does this compare with the area of Iowa?