GLOBL 2 Lecture 9: Week 9 Lecture

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Global Studies

Global Population Explosion 7.5 billion people in the world today Global Population Increase Small differences in childbearing can make large differences in world population, but growth is inevitable: world population continues to rise under all scenarios Most population growth is in poor countries (Africa) China largest populated country Fertility rates drop because of economic development and education (women in education will less likely to have more kids) Kids are economic assets and benefits in poor countries, but an economic burden in rich countries Less Developed Countries have much younger populations > higher fertility and more rapid population growth Thomas Malthus believed there was too many people > war, pestilence, famine; but there is not too many people (increase in food production) Young People Rule Nearly half of the worlds population is under 25 Live in the worlds poorest countries Billion of them are 1524 (prime childbearing years) > pop growth is guaranteed for years to come, which can be a big problem International migration is at an alltime high 232 million+ people live outside their native countries Most migrants are from poorer (and often wartorn) countries > now, settled in both developed and developing regions Europe and Asia are the most popular destinations Global Environment: CrisisOpportunity What is Really Warming the World? Greenhouse Gases > CO2 emissions Sea Level Rise
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