Chapter Question Week 2

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Chapter Question Week 2 Kathleen Brehm SCI 207 Professor: John Gomillion September 29, 2009
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Chapter Questions Week 2 Ch4 Text Practice Question 4: Define ecological footprint. Why is it helpful, but why might be also be inaccurate? The ecological foot print is a measure of human demand of the Earth’s ecosystems. It also assumes resource consumption and waste flows can be measured and translated into a required “biologically productive area.” It also ignores technological improvements, such as agricultural practices that increase yields, or renewable energy sources that eliminate fossil fuels. Ch4 Text Practice Question 5: How might growing populations lead to solutions to societies problems? With growing population advancement of technology, medicines, more people mean larger markets, more workers and efficient scale in mass production of goods. More people will create new resources by finding new materials and discovering new ways of doing things. Ch4 Text Practice Question 8: In which parts of the world are populations declining? Japan, which has one hundred twenty eight million residents is now expected to shrink to about 100 million by 2050. Russia is now declining by nearly one million people per year as death rates have soared and birth rates have plummeted. Bulgaria will lose one third of it’s population due to declining birth rates and Africa where AIDS and other communicable diseases Ch4 Discussion Questions 1: Suppose that you were head of a family planning agency in India. How would you design a scientific study to determine the effectiveness of different approaches
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to population stabilization? How would you account for factors such as culture, religion, education, and economics? In the year 2000, the Indian government decided to allow each state to determine how they were going to approach population control. Taking into the consideration the different religious beliefs, culture, education and economics, history and research of other states should be looked at. I do not feel that bribing and encouraging a woman to get “sterilized” is a moral way of population control. Education, family planning, and other options should be used in a sensitive and creative way while incorporating it with their daily religions and beliefs. When designing a
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