Unit 5: Lecture

Harrison Ford Learns How Palm Oil Is Linked to Deforestation

Asia is the world largest continent, covering roughly 30 percent of the Earth’s land area. It is also the world’s most populous continent, with about 60 percent of the total population. Its stake in world markets has grown dramatically in the last half-century. Literature reviews show that Asian countries rank as some of the top producers of many agricultural, forest, fishing, mining, and industrial products. This improved production has brought both extreme prosperity and negative environmental impacts to the continent.

Conduct your own research to explore the natural resources found in Asia.


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