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The Population Problem - The Population Problem Imagine a world where there isn't enough clean water to drink and there isn't ample food to eat. We have used up most of the resources that we require to survive. What little that is left is so polluted that it is not fit to be used. Is this our future. What are we doing to keep this from happening. We recycle, we ride our bikes, we compost, but is this enough. It is up to us to find a cure to the ailment that is destroying our planet. We only have one Earth to sustain the entire human race for the rest of its existence....   [tags: Population]
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Analyzing the Effective Growth of Population in Alberta - It is difficult to presume what would happen if one day Alberta’s population has the lowest average of population expansion . As Johnston and Maclennan (2008) indicate, “Alberta’s population growth continued to be the highest among all provinces” (para. 1). At the same time, fast development of urban areas, stable economy and oil reserves attract newcomers to move the province of Alberta. In addition, the government of Alberta takes all possible measures to increase the quality of life and develop health facilities for all population groups....   [tags: Population]
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The South: Educating a Growing Hispanic Population - Introduction For many years the United States minority population mostly consisted of African Americans. In 2003, the statistic changed to Hispanics becoming the largest minority population in the United Sates (Parrado & Kandel, 2010). With the increase of the Hispanic population, education concerns of this population have started to arise. In some cases, Hispanics are being over referred to special education programs. This phenomenon is linked to the presence of a language barrier as well as other characteristics of the children in this population (Guiberson, 2009)....   [tags: Population]
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Compare and Contrast Two Accounts of the Role of the Census in Making up the UK Population - The census is a decennial practice exercised by nation-states that aims to locate, primarily through an address, and identify the people who inhabit their territories, for the purpose of governing. (Ruppert E. and Isin E., 2009, p. 400) The census is structured as a classification questionnaire system that requires each member of a household to identify him or herself, into group categories such as age, gender, nationality, ethnicity and occupation. The information collected in the census is then used by central governments to make an accurate estimate of the total population, and to understand possible needs for public services, housing, unemployment and transportation....   [tags: Population]
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Human Population Growth - Human population growth is becoming a huge issue in our world today. The population is increasing rapidly. The reason that it is becoming a concern is because it has affected the economic, environmental, and social aspects of our world. In the film Frontline: Heat, we can see how there might not be a future for our planet unless we are able to reduce the emissions and make our world a safe place. Not only for the present but also for future generations so that they are able to live long and healthy lives....   [tags: World Population] 467 words
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A Specie's Vulnerability to Population Decline - Policy- and decision-makers claim information about the causes of population declines which driving species on the brink of extinction (). However, it is pointed out that the causes of vulnerability remain unclear to explain the variation to the risk of extinction (). According to Reynolds (2003), vulnerability is determinate by both the decline of species population and the reduction of their geographical range. These two forms of vulnerability are affected by both species’ mortality and habitat loss, which are the causes of intrinsic biological traits, extrinsic human induced effects and stochastic factors that likely determine the population trends ()....   [tags: animals, Population Decline, ] 558 words
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Urban Population Dynamics as a Social Driver of Land Fragmentation - 3.2 Urban population dynamics Between 1990 and 2000, total population of the American West region increased from 52,786,082 to 63,197,932, which is 19.7% increment and it was the fastest among all four regions in the country (Perry and Mackun 2001). It is also a reflection of the population growth trend continued in the post-World War II period characterized by rapid growth of several Southwestern metropolitan cities. These “magnet” cities have been a popular destination for those looking to tap into burgeoning economic opportunities in the region as well as for those seeking to retire in a place with better “quality of life” and amenities—warmer climate, year round sunshine, and wilderness (Frey 2003, Duncombe et al....   [tags: Population Growth]
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Shark Population Decline - Every Jaws fan knows the shark gets it in the end. What they do not know is that too many sharks have gotten it; and that has caused a rapid decline in the shark population over the past thirty years. Since the 1970's, sharks of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico shores have declined eighty-five percent. Sharks are vital animal to our world's ecosystem, and if the decline is not controlled; we could be facing devastating problems in years to come. Information has been obtained from two books: The Shark Almanac by Thomas B....   [tags: Sharks Extinction Population Endangered Species] 1505 words
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Wyoming Population Boom - Wyoming Population Boom The population of a state is a seemingly simple number but one that has many complex and interesting implications. It can affect the economic, social and environmental success either short term or long term. In July 2006, Wyoming’s total resident population reached a record level of 515,004. This number may seem small when looking at the population of an entire state in comparison to other states, but for Wyoming, it really is the record number in the history of this state....   [tags: Statistics Population State Wyoming Essays]
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The Economic Agency of Women in Malthus’ Essay on the Principle of Population - The Economic Agency of Women in Malthus’ Essay on the Principle of Population It is difficult to examine the question of the division of labor within the household in Malthus’ writings as it seems to be entirely outside the scope of his work. Though his conclusions are predicated on the relationship between men and women, from reading his writing one has the distinct impression that women are not really a factor. In spite of this, an examination of the implications inherent in Malthus’ analysis is revealing of some basic assumptions he makes regarding the economic role of women....   [tags: Malthus Principle of Population]
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India's Population Growth Problem and Its Consequences - India's Population Growth Problem and Its Consequences The population of India is in trouble. They are facing widespread overpopulation and the second largest AIDS epidemic in the world. The objective is to point out the differences in Indian and US population compositions, total fertility rates, economic conditions, disease control policies, growth, and literacy rates. These comparisons will help to put India?s population problems in perspective. Together, these two countries house the second and third largest populations on the Earth....   [tags: India Population Overpopulation Essays Papers]
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population - The Immigration Debate Migration is a natural condition of humankind. People have traditionally moved voluntarily hope of freedom and economical, cultural and educational opportunities. As of recent there has been a conflict of interest in terms of immigration. Mr. John Isbister shows both sides in his book, The Immigration Debate. Although Mr. Isbister shows both sides on immigration, he is clearly proimmigration. He says, “immigrantscontribute positively to the quality of American life and that immigration is consistent with the moral values that Americans hold closest”isbister 4)....   [tags: essays research papers] 468 words
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Craig Waddell’s Perils of a Modern Cassandra and the Ehrlichs’ The Population Bomb - Rhetorical Strategy in Craig Waddell’s Perils of a Modern Cassandra and the Ehrlichs’ The Population Bomb In Perils of a Modern Cassandra, Craig Waddell suggests that the Ehrlichs should revise their rhetorical strategy in The Population Bomb because it is ineffective in attracting readers to their argument. Particularly problematic are the Ehrlichs’ alienating attitude towards non-educated non-environmentalists in his audience, a lack of both an inviting ethos, and a lack of compassion for the reader....   [tags: Perils of a Modern Cassandra Population Bomb]
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One Child Policy - Many of us in the United States get a chance to choice our rights of the number children we conceive, but many other countries and cultures have different views of on children how they are treated. I will explain, China and India then go into detail on what I believe will be best for India’s future. After the growth of more than 1.2 billion people, China became the largest population in the world. (8) In 1979, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping limited Chinese population by enforcing the One Child Policy....   [tags: Population] 693 words
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The management of deer populations - ... These shortages of food due to overpopulation and dominance behaviors can lead to excessive overwinter body mass loss and starvation especially of the non-dominant individuals. Human Welfare White-tailed deer and human population growth has caused an increase in interaction between the species (Found & Boyce, 2011). The most prevalent areas of interaction are where habitat has been fragmented and is heterogeneous, where agriculture and human landscapes adjoin to forested areas. The interactions that effect individual human welfare the most are deer-vehicle collisions and the destructions of planned landscapes....   [tags: Population Control] 1646 words
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Ageing Population - ... Consequently, the degree of dependence on others as well as the gap between actual and potential function of the patient will be reduced. Long term care requires large amounts of resources and appropriate resource allocation is an issue of policy makers in the health system (Gilford & Panel on Statistics for an Aging Population, 1988, p. 135). The elderly patients who require long term care usually present with both medical and social needs. Therefore, the most important approach to use in order to meet these needs is for policy makers to find ways of combining the resources available in social service and those in the medical care systems....   [tags: Health, Policy, Chronic Illnesses] 2214 words
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World Population - ... In 1997, for the first time the world production of farmed salmon surpassed the total global catch of wild salmon. In 2000, the salmon produced more than 1.1 million tons or 61% of the total production of salmon in the world. This trend is particularly evident in Norway, where the combination of reduced availability of wild resources and sustained increases of crops has resulted in the production of farmed Atlantic salmon is 100 times higher than the wild catch. In Canada, the decline of natural stocks of Atlantic salmon and Pacific has led to severe restrictions on the catch of wild species....   [tags: Statistics, United Nations] 1223 words
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Population Explosion - Population Growth is the Result of a Balance Between Biotic Potential and Environmental Resistance Population growth may be defined as the increase in the number of individuals in a population. In general a population will tend to increase in number when the available resources are greater than that required by the members of the population present at that particular time. As long as resources are available, every population has the tendency to grow exponentially. Biotic Potential: The term biotic potential refers to the highest rate of reproduction possible for a population under ideal conditions, (conditions where birth rate reaches its theoretical maximum)....   [tags: Papers, social] 316 words
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Population Growth - Population Growth Population Growth is becoming a huge issue in our country and world today. The reason that it has become such a pressing issue is that our growing population needs a growing economy and has growing needs. As our population grows, the needs of the population become bigger. Very large population becomes a problem when there isn't enough space to live, and not enough food and supplies to live off of. We can predict population size in the future by examining the recent past. This can give us good ideas about what we will have to do to accommodate all of the people in the US and the world, or start to put restrictions on babies being born like our fellow country China....   [tags: Papers] 456 words
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Population And Food - ¡§The United Nations projects that the global population, currently at 6 billion, will peak at about 10 billion in the next century and then stabilize or even decline.¡¨(popindex.Princeton.edu) A question immediately following the statement, can the Earth feed that many people. It is understood that even if food crops increase sufficiently, other renewable resources, including many fisheries and forests, are already under pressure. ¡§Our food production doubled from 1961 to 1994, but there are still people who go hungry.¡¨ (popindex.Princeton.edu) This is because the human population has increased more rapidly than the food production....   [tags: essays research papers] 2395 words
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Population Increase - Have you noticed more people walking, driving, and standing around nowadays. Well you should, because there are a lot more people on this planet today than there was at the beginning of this century. How many more people you ask. In 1900 the population was estimated at 1.5 billion. On October 12, 1999 the population hit six billion. This date is referred to as “Y6B” or “The Day of Six Billion.” Just to give you an idea, one billion is equal to one thousand million. When the math is done, we come up with the number six thousand million....   [tags: essays research papers] 611 words
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World Population - World Population Works Cited Not Included Population causes a heated debate among many people. The world's population has exceeded 6.5 billion and continues to increase about another 76 million each year. The three most populated countries are China, India, and the United States. Scientists have become worried that the population will double within the next 50 years, exceeding 12 billion people. With scarce natural resources and the strain that a doubling in population will cause on food availability, people become more wary about population control....   [tags: Environment Populated Essays Papers] 863 words
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Over Population - The population of our planet will quickly reach a point where there will not be adequate amount of resources to support life on Earth. Population control must be enforced to avoid such a catastrophic occurrence. Many economic, social and environmental problems are either affiliated with or are increased due to overpopulation. With an exponentially increasing world population, the problems created by overpopulation grow correspondingly. In order to stabilize the massive population, the world must work together to maintain population stability....   [tags: essays research papers] 475 words
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The Human Population - Developing countries are in a situation immensely different than that of developed countries. Fertility rates in developing countries are generally declining, but still above the replacement level (Wright 2005). Population growth occurs when the births out number the deaths. At this population momentum, even after the total fertility rate is reduced to the replacement level, enormous growth is in store for developing countries (Wright 2005). In developed countries like the United States, it is seemly different in that a developed population profile will increase and decrease accordingly (Wright 2005)....   [tags: Earth Science] 653 words
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Population Overgrowth - Image this: One day, you wake up and 240,000 more people are living in your mansion. It is a big mansion with normally ample supplies to sustain your lifestyle. However, with 240,000 more people inhabiting that same area, it has become cramped and small. The next day, 240,000 people more come to live with you. This happens everyday for many years, soon supplies start to stretch thin and space starts to be a rarity. Unfortunately, this is not fiction. It is reality. Everyday, 240,000 babies are born around the world, according to United Nations’ Population Fund (UNFPA)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Population Control - Population Control "The population problem has no technical solution; it requires a fundamental extension in morality." -Garrett Hardin "The prediction that spawned a generation of alarmist has now in turned on its head. But the prospect of an emptier planet is creating its own set of problems." -Ben J Wattenberg The realization of the world's population crisis is creating new and disturbing ideas by many people to solve our over population problem. Many ideas are being condoned as well as being criticized....   [tags: Papers] 843 words
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The Population Problem - The Population Problem Two hundred years ago, Thomas Malthus, in An Essay on the Principle of Population, reached the conclusion that the number of people in the world will increase exponentially, while the ability to feed these people will only increase arithmetically (21). Current evidence shows that this theory may not be far from the truth. For example, between 1950 and 1984, the total amount of grain produced more than doubled, much more than the increase in population in those 34 years. More recently though, these statistics have become reversed....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Stabilizing Population - Stabilizing Population By the year 2050, world population is expected to double, with most of the increase in the developing world. This growing population would require more resources, including energy. To create a sustainable global society, we must both conserve our resources and stabilize population size. Actions around the world: In Colombia, the population growth rate has dropped from 3.4 to 1.8 percent. Two in every three couples now plan their families with guidance from PROFAMILIA, which operates clinics and community centers....   [tags: Papers] 626 words
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Over Population - Over Population The world’s population is approximately 5.9 billion, and it is still growing. It has just about doubled in the past forty years. We are now faced with the issue of over population. The problem is very severe, and important. It is controversial how many people this planet can hold. Some are arguing that we have plenty of room, and we could fit everyone on the state of Alaska, if we just put 10,000 people on each square mile. Alaska only makes up about one percent of the earth’s land mass....   [tags: essays research papers] 1278 words
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The Human Population - The Human Population By some, the human population is viewed as an environmental problem. There are also those who do not view it as a problem. In my opinion the human population is not yet, but is soon becoming a large problem. This is because very soon we will run out of room and resources for the amount of people who will be living on this planet. Because the world’s population is increasing at a rate between one and two percent, we expect it to double within the next 35 to 70 years. At this rate it will be impossible to support every living being on earth....   [tags: essays research papers] 705 words
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POPULATION REDISTRIBUTION - Population redistributions based on ethnicity have defused intense rivalries in the recent past, and could be a solution to the internal ethnic crises for nations such as the former Yugoslavia. Currently described by the media as "ethnic cleansing", Population redistributions have been the focus of much controversy throughout U.S. and world history. To those affected, Population redistributions can be economically and emotionally devastating. It can also lead to enormous tragedies causing thousands of deaths when conducted in a brutal manner....   [tags: essays research papers] 1990 words
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Population Standard Deviation Help - Introduction for population standard deviation help: In this article we will discuss about population standard deviation. In probability theory and statistics, the standard deviation of a statistical population, a data group, or a chance distribution is the square root of its inconsistency. Standard deviation is a generally used calculate of the unpredictability or dispersion, being algebraically more tractable though basically less robust than the probable deviation or average absolute deviation....   [tags: Statistics] 598 words
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Effects of Over Population - ... “Waterborne germs and parasites cause an estimated 7.1 million mild-to-moderate cases of infectious disease in the U.S. annually” (Negative Population Growth, 4). Another way that we are causing pollution to our water is from mining, factories and the dumping of heavy metals and toxins that can be purified. There are many people around the world who can’t use their water sources for the most basic things such as bathing or brushing their teeth because the water is too harmful for use. “Unclean water, along with poor sanitation, kills over 12 million people each year, most in developing countries.”(The Global Challenge, 4) Not only does the poor water quality and pollution affect our lives, but that of the sea life and animals that rely on the same water source....   [tags: Environment, Sustainability]
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China's Population Control - China, being a country that has all eyes on them have become one of the most prominent countries in the world recently. Development within the country has by far surpass the expectations of the people all around the world. Despite all that, China face some of the world’s biggest problems for instance overpopulation. The meaning of overpopulation is the excessive population of an area to the point of overcrowding, depletion of natural resources, or environmental deterioration. And with that, the one-child policy was introduced to control the population of People's Republic of China (PRC) or more commonly known as China....   [tags: Ethics ] 1596 words
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The Growing Prison Population - ... The first American prison was opened in 1791. Almost seven years after opening the prison a school within the prison was started. With rehabilitation skills in mind, education played an important role in the prison population. Today, over 90% of the federal and state prisons offer a range of educational programs to inmates. With such rapid increases in the United States prison population the need for educational services in our Prison Institutions has risen. Research has revealed that the general population of prisoners lacks basic literacy skills....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Population and Food History - ... In his book, Diamond depicts an authentic analysis of the issue and defines collapse as “a drastic decrease in human population size and/or political, economic, or social complexity, over a considerable area, for an extended period of time.” This sort of collective structural decay tends to be caused, according to Diamond, by a set of five factors that prove to have a significant influence depending on the particular civilization that is being analyzed. The five-factor approach developed by Diamond blames societal collapse on: degradation of natural resources, climate change, inter-societal relations, trading patterns, and most importantly, cultural-based responses to environmental concerns....   [tags: Nutrition ] 1178 words
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Canadian's Aging Population - ... People also had the opportunity to contribute to private pension plans and savings. Private pension plan and savings includes, “both are self administered and employer-sponsored registered pension plans, (RRPs), and registered retirement savings plans (RRSPS), and other private pensions” (Social Development Canada, 2006). Canada is a welfare state and is required to look after the well-being of its people, however with RRPs and RRSPs it is the sole responsibility of people to take the initiative and invest in their own retirement....   [tags: Health Care]
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The Economic Problem of Population Ageing - In the contemporary world, the economic problem of population ageing caused is revealing gradually. UNESCO provides a standard that a single country or region in the population over 60 years is more than 10% of the total population, which is into the aging of the population. Both of developed and developing countries in recent years have to face more serious aging impacts for economic progress. According to population prospects (2009), the whole world will accelerate the pace of ageing after 2010....   [tags: Economics]
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The Problem of Population Growth and the Solution of Population Planning - The Problem of Population Growth and the Solution of Population Planning INTRODUCTION Human population growth, overpopulation, and earth’s biological carrying capacity have been concerns of scientists for many years. In 1679 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek estimated that the maximum number of people Earth can support is 13.4 billion and estimates have continued to vary drastically since then (Cohen, 1995). There are many ecological indicators, including desertification and water problems, which point to the likelihood that we are approaching our limit....   [tags: Overpopulation Shortage Essays]
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The Reasons for the Change in Population of Urban and Rural Population - The Reasons for the Change in Population of Urban and Rural Population I have chosen Peru as the LEDC that I shall study to help me examine the reasons for the change in population of urban and rural population. In Peru the rural areas tend to have a higher percentage of younger and older people (the non-productive dependents) than those of working age (16 to 65). In urban areas of Peru the young dependants account for just over a third of the population as opposed to nearly half in rural areas....   [tags: Papers] 745 words
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Income and Population Age Structure - Income and Population Age Structure A) Relationship between per capita GNP and population growth GNP is the value of all final goods and services produced in an economy over a period of one year. Thus per capita GNP is the division of value of goods and services available to each person in a country, i.e. it is the per head income in a country. And population growth is the rate, by which population grows in an economy. From the above drawn diagrams it can be said that the higher the population growth rate the lower the per capita GNP and vice versa....   [tags: Economics Income GNP Essays] 606 words
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The Population Situation in China - The Population Situation in China Introduction A country is said to be overpopulated when the number of people in an area exceeds that area's resource capacity to sustain human activities at a decent standard of living.(1) When the population cannot be maintained without rapidly depleting nonrenewable resources or converting renewable resources into nonrenewable resources quickly enough, measures must be taken either to control the population or increase the area's resources. The People's Republic of China experienced a population explosion after World War II that sent its population doubling to 550 million in 1950....   [tags: Impact Cause Effect Essays]
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Environment Essay: The Population Explosion - The Population Explosion According to the Population Reference Bureau, in 1991, there were about 5.4 billion people in the world. The global birth to death rate was 27/9, meaning that for every person that dies, three more babies are born. From 1990 to 1991, the population increased by 95 million people, and now has continued to grow at that rate. This may appear to be no danger, but if one were to think of it as a pond doubling its amount of lily pads for 40 days, they'd see it differently. It would start out with one lily pad, the next day it has two, and on the 39th day it is half filled....   [tags: Environmental Pollution Preservation] 3628 words
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Globalization and the Effects on Population - Globalization and the Effects on Population: A Look at Projections, Theories, and Global Population Practices. “We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because we are concerned about the population explosion or because we feel we cannot afford children, but because we do not like children.” Germaine Greer, an Australian feminist writer, may or may not have been entirely serious when she wrote this statement, but the statement is an insightful one nonetheless. Greer hits on three major underlying themes that affect the study of global population trends....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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Population: The Growing Problem - Population: The Growing Problem History of Earth's Population From the beginning of time until 1850, the world population had been steadily growing until it finally reached the point of one billion people. Hurray for our species, we are successful and have been able to make adaptations in order to survive. Then, only 80 years later, the world population doubled to a whopping 2 billion citizens. After that, the doubling time was sliced once again. By 1960, just thirty years later, three billion people called Earth "home." Seventeen year later, in 1977, the world population hit four billion people....   [tags: Science Biology Papers]
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Population Growth and the Malthusian Prophecy - Population Growth and the Malthusian Prophecy All exponential growth must have a limit. There is simply no getting around this reality for the following reason: any population or other object which grows exponentially will eventually overtake the size of the universe, a physical impossibility, at least as we conceptualize physics. Take the example of Standard Oil, run by John D. Rockefeller, the largest monopoly this country has seen. Just past the beginning of the twentieth century, Standard Oil was growing at an exponential pace greater than that of the economy....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation] 1087 words
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The Population Growth of Taiwan - The Population Growth of Taiwan 1. The three paradigms of human population growth are, the Cornucopia paradigm, the Neo-Malthusian paradigm and the UN Model. The cornucopia paradigm makes the assumption that the more humans are the better because then there will be more ideas and technological advances; the human population growth is unlimited. This assumption is unrealistic because with an overabundance of people, the resources they would need to survive would diminish as they already are. The result of this kind of growth would mean there would be six quadrillion people on earth....   [tags: Papers] 378 words
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The Future of World Population - The Future of World Population Joe Ryan Population Problems Dr. Dalphin Final Paper World Population: The Present and Future The growth of the world's population is a problem that many people see as being addressed at some point in the future. While we live in a country that is reaping the benefits of a superpower, most of the United States is disconnected from the problems of population growth. In this paper, I intend to address three major issues. How long will we be able to support our planets food needs....   [tags: Papers] 1392 words
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Population Growth and Standard of Living - Population Growth and Standard of Living Recently, the human population on this planet surpassed an amazing milestone. In the year 2000 it hit 6 billion, and without a sign of slowing down, continue to increase at an unprecedented pace. After taking nearly 3 million years to reach our first 1 billion, it has taken us only 11 years to raise our population the most recent billion (from 5 to 6). This rate of growth can be graphically interpreted as a J-shape pattern. If the past is any indication of the future, this means that while our rate of growth is high right now (a net increase of almost 87 million annually), it will continue increase to no end....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Sustainable Development and Population Control - Sustainable Development and Population Control       A nineteen year old pregnant Chinese girl is forced to abort because she is "too young" to have a child. Iran, an Islamic nation, instructs religious leaders to promote contraception as a social duty. A Norwegian international banker worries about "migratory tensions" that would engulf his nation with waves of third world immigrants. A Los Angles Times article decries the lack of an official United States population policy. What do these statements share in common....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Population Growth in Perspective - Population Growth in Perspective Introduction To anyone even remotely acquainted with the situation, the ever-expanding world population can easily be a cause of grave concern. Indeed, the simple realization that the total world population will most likely be doubling within the next century may seem to imply catastrophe. Considering the strain our current huge population puts on the world, is it not natural to presume that two times our number will spell disaster. While this is the view held by many prominent voices, there also is a less-noticed group of people who contend that the resiliency of the earth and the ingenuity of its people will keep the planet a decent place to live....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Population Density and Distribution - Population Density and Distribution A Dot Distribution map is able to show the population density of very small areas. They don't show the country as a whole, but show the little regions where people are concentrated. So it is very hard to compare countries to each other. In the other hand, the Population Density maps are maps with countries that are shaded according to their population density as a whole. So, we can compare countries, but can't see the small regions in the country, that have a denser population than the other regions....   [tags: Papers] 547 words
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Agriculture and Population Growth - Agriculture and Population Growth The earth is increasing its population by 90 million people per year, and yet we still have 5.9 billion people left to feed and to give shelter (Mitchell, 1998). Along with the increase in the population, there are also more people on Earth who are living longer lives. The global population boom has coincided with the improvement of health, and of productivity, around the world. On average, the human population today lives longer, eats better, produces more, and consumes more than at any other time period in the past (Eberstadt, 1995)....   [tags: Agricultural Economy Science Technology Essays]
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The Aging American Population - The Aging American Population The American population has changed dramatically over the last century. Our society has become effected by this in all areas and walks of life. It is unknown what the future holds for America, but the statistical trends in an aging population may shed some light. The rate of aging in the United States will increase dramatically in the second and subsequent decades of the century....   [tags: Papers] 660 words
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