Lairson, Hunger, Population, and Sustainable Development Notes POLT 403W

Lairson, Hunger, Population, and Sustainable Development Notes POLT 403W

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Lairson, “Hunger, Population and Sustainable Development” Notes featuring Improvement of Human Development Sustainable Development - “the entire edifice of global economic activity rests upon a fragile natural ecosystem” o Humans need to practice sustainable means of production and allocation in order to preserve the environment and ensure a stable economic future - “global population is expected to nearly double during this century, while rising incomes will lead to increased consumption” o The growing population will demand more to sustain itself o The improvements in human development have lead to higher incomes, which means more consumption - Carrying capacity o Measures the limits of nature’s ability to sustain an increasing population o When this is breached, resource scarcity serves to correct excess population, however, humans have the ability to manipulate the earth’s carrying capacity It is necessary to find a sustainable way that humans can do this - North vs South o Northern societies contribute more to global environmental strains and consume much more if its resources o Southern consumption is expected to grow at a rapid rate due both to quickly
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course POLT 403W taught by Professor Ingram during the Fall '11 term at New Hampshire.

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Lairson, Hunger, Population, and Sustainable Development Notes POLT 403W

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