APES sem 2 exam 2 FRQ

Based on the data in the graph, identify the fuel source that made the largest contribution to total electricity generated in 2011 by the ten countries.
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The ecological footprint of an average individual living in Japan in 2011 was ten times larger than the ecological footprint of an average individual living in India. Using the data provided in both the graph and table, make a claim that supports or refutes the hypothesis that the total ecological footprint of Japan was larger than that of India.
A conservationist group proposes a countywide recycling program with curbside pickup to recycle single-use plastics. They argue this action will reduce the ecological footprint of the county more than switching to reusable items like water bottles or shopping bags. Make a claim that supports or refutes the proposed recycling program as a way to reduce the ecological footprint of the county.
Transportation is another major contributor to an individual's ecological footprint. In countries like the United States, passenger vehicles contribute to a range of environmental problems.

Describe one regulatory practice that could reduce the effect of passenger vehicles on nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere.
To reduce the effect of passenger vehicles on nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere, one regulatory practice is to increase incentives to switch to driving electric cars to reduce vehicle emissions. Converting fuel sources for these vehicles greatly reduces the number of emissions that they produce which would consequently reduce nitrogen oxide emissions into the atmosphere. Electric vehicles produce significantly fewer emissions than gas-powered vehicles.
Transportation is another major contributor to an individual's ecological footprint. In countries like the United States, passenger vehicles contribute to a range of environmental problems.

Describe an additional benefit, other than reducing the air pollutant mentioned, that could result from the regulatory practice identified in part
By converting to electricity-powered vehicles, not only are nitrogen oxide emissions cut, but emissions from other pollutants such as particulates. Gas-powered vehicles produce a number of harmful emissions for the environment and atmosphere. By decreasing the use of gas, it is possible to lower the amount of emissions per vehicle.