ES101 Lecture Notes - Ecological Footprint, Great Plains, Dust Bowl

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ES Week 9 Lecture 2 11/7/2012 9:34:00 AM
Depression-era drought migration
Population age structure diagrams
Can be used to anticipate future population trends
Looking at the population, according to the ecological footprint we can see
that this population is not sustainable
The large population growing up right now are going to become consumers
and produce waste in large amounts
When affluence goes up, people begin to control there population
Birth control, better education
Implications
Moving people to better living standards will make then reduce
there # of children
Less children
Reliable access to health care
Reduce childhood morbidity
Household child security
o More money stability means they have less children
Educating female
o When they are educated the chose to have fewer children
Male education
o Educate men to stop persecuting women
Available contraception
Living in stable political, social, economic environemt
Environment and migration
Great plains in the 1930s
Large agriculture economic sector
First European land used was ranching
Dirty Thirties
1929 stalk market crashed
wide scale unemployment
market prices for agriculture commodities collapsed
heavily indebted farmers start to go bankrupt
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