L2_Population_Notes

# L2_Population_Notes - An Introduction to Population...

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1 An Introduction to Population Dynamics, Carrying Capacity, and Intensification WG Gartner People and Resources (Geog 139) Fall 2008 IPAT Impact = f (Population, Affluence, Technology) IPAT: Carbon Footprint Imhoff et al 2004. Nature (429): 870-873

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2 IPAT Problems Population Fritz Lang Metropolis (1927) IPAT Problems Affluence http://hdr.undp.org/external/flash/hdi_map/stats_hdi.html IPAT Problems Technology Bahrain World Trade Center Local Foods…
3 IPAT Problems Uniformity Efficiency ( complicates Consumption) Type of Consumption Scale Forces Not Independent Non-linear Relationships Graph Sources: Hosier (1996) from Shafik and Bandyopadhyay, background paper; World Bank data and AAAS Population and Environment Atlas. (After P. E. Waggoner and J. H. Ausubel. 2005. PNAS 99(12): 7860–7865) I = P x C x Tr x Tw x S Environment Resources Technology Population ? Population Dynamics Four Basic Demographic Forces THE POPULATION OF AN AREA: P 2 = P 1 + (B – D) + (I – E)

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4 Population Dynamics Rates of Natural Increase (CBR) – (CDR) = Rate of Natural Increase CBR = Number of births per 1000 people CDR = Number of deaths per 1000 people “Crude” as the age structure of the population is not considered. Demography Population Pyramids What part of the world is experiencing demographic momentum? India Population Growth
5 India and Demographic Momentum TFR = 3.2 Time Lags and Demographic Momentum TFR = 2.4; Achieved in 0 and 40 Years Population Pyramids Pattern and Process Which Pyramids Reflect the Effects of War, Wage Migration, and ZPG?

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6 Classic Stages of Demographic Transition Demography Population Density http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/mapviewer/ Population History
Population History? Columbian Landfall •“ Six out of every seven Indians have died since he (Columbus) has left the island. Who of those born in future centuries will believe this? I myself who am writing this, and saw it and know most about it, can hardly believe that such was possible.” Las Casas (1520-1561). •“We were born to die”

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## This note was uploaded on 12/15/2008 for the course GEOG 139 taught by Professor Gartner during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.

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