Spanish translation: .... relacionados con la poblacion, como capacidad de sustento y consumo de recursos naturales ....
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10:13 Nov 1, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase:"carrying capacity"
The sentence reads: "...population related issues such as carrying capacity and natural resources consumption".
It's not clear (to me) what they mean...any suggestions?
Explanation: I hope this will help...
carrying capacity (several meanings):
capacidad de carga,
capacidad de transporte,
capacidad de alojamiento,
capacidad de admisión (as accomodation capacity),
carga or carga cinergética (as holding capacity),
carga límite or límite de carga,
capacidad de transporte (astraffic carrying capacity).
natural resources consumption: utilización de recursos naturales o consumo de recursos naturales
Explanation: Have you heard the expression "self-sustained economic growth", meaning one that wouldn't negatively affect the environment? In Spanish it's "crecimiento autosostenido". So I think that in a context of demographics and ecology it could be translated as "capacidad de sostenimiento" (better than "de sustentación".
Ramón Solá Local time: 11:43 Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in pair: 3952