EVPP 111 Lecture - Populations - Human Population Issues - History Importance Trends - Student - Fal

EVPP 111 Lecture - Populations - Human Population Issues - History Importance Trends - Student - Fal

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Unformatted text preview: EVPP 111 LECTURE FALL 2010 DR. LARGEN Human Population Issues: History, Importance, Trends Human Population - Introduction In his Essay on the Principle of Population an economist and philosopher noted "The perpetual tendency in the race of man to increase beyond the means of subsistence is one of the general laws of animated nature which we can have no reason to expect will change." Human Population - Introduction He concluded should man struggle against his expanding population, he would  "be perpetually crushed by the recoil of this rock of Sisyphus " Human Population - Introduction His critics pointed out, though world's population is increasing rate of population growth is slowing  despite infant mortality rate average life span Human Population - Introduction Who was this economist/philosopher? When was his essay published? Human Population - Introduction Thomas Malthus (1766-1834) , economist and philosopher addressed issue of human population growth in his  "Essay on the Principle of Population" published in 1798 Human Population - Introduction no population problem? Julian Simon (1932-1998), UMD economist, argues "Our world now supports 5.5 billion people. In the 19th century the Earth could sustain only 1 billion. And 10,000 years ago, only 1 million people could keep themselves alive. People are living more healthily than ever before, too." Human Population - Introduction no population problem? technology and ingenuity will expand carrying capacity of the Earth indefinitely Human Population - Introduction Others disagree Garrett Hardin (ecologist, 1915-2003), "The Tragedy of the Commons, 1968  There has developed in the contemporary natural sciences a recognition that there is a subset of problems such as population, atomic war and environmental corruption, for which there are no technical solutions." Human Population - Introduction Issue of world population many points of view few certainties related to impact on environment Human Population Issues importance history current trends Human Population Issues importance history current trends Human population issues - importance Importance human problems  exacerbated by in population examples Human population issues - importance...
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EVPP 111 Lecture - Populations - Human Population Issues - History Importance Trends - Student - Fal

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