GEOG 1HB3 Lecture 1: Geography 1HB3 - An Introduction to Population Geography
Population geography: demography: the study of population, population geography: the study of the spatial expressions of populations. How do they live: what is the density of human settlement, what are the consequences of how we live. What are their conditions of health and well-being. What is the current (approx. ) global population: 7. 28 billion. What was the global population (approx. ) in 1997: 5. 90 billion, 1. 4 billion people in our lifetime: 210,000 per day. What is the world"s largest country (by population): china = 1. 37 billion, india = 1. 25 billion, usa = 0. 32 billion (321 million) What is canada"s population: canada = 36 million. Global population growth: major thresholds and time periods: Population growth rate: 1. 2% per year. (1. 13% in 2015: doubling time: 54 years. Beyond simple growth, the key issues are: differential (unequal) population growth. 10% of births in more developed world: the consequences of this growth.