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Globalization, Modernization,  And the World Environment April 11, 2007 -problems and issues that this world faces are endless: famine, disease, poverty,  weapons proliferation, international terrorism (globalization makes it so much more  possible), genocide, global warming -unprecedented threat of the natural environment threatens to undermine humanity,  vast majority of environmentalists believe it is a closed case I. The Problem:  Development, Resources, and Environmental Stress ∙        World Population Growth  ( Clock ) o planet is already facing enormous stress supporting the population of 6.7 billion  people, expected to grow by 2-3 billion by the end of the century (10 UNC  populations per day) o population explosion of 20 th  century is in many ways the central fact in world  history ∙        Fossil Fuel/CO2 Emissions    Since 1900 central problem with the environment and world population is that today, a  very small percentage of population uses the vast majority of resources and  creates the vast majority of pollutants Avg. American produces 20x times more than the average Indian of CO
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 140 taught by Professor Reid during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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