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Mu current event population_growth
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Mu current event population_growth
Mu current event population_growth
Mu current event population_growth
Mu current event population_growth
Mu current event population_growth
Mu current event population_growth
Mu current event population_growth
Mu current event population_growth
Mu current event population_growth
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  • 1. 31 October, 2011 was not onlyHalloween
  • 2. It was when the World’s population hit 7 Billion!
  • 3. Some Countries Celebrated: Zambia- 7,000,000,000 song contest Vietnam- staged a 7 billion concert Russia- authorities gave gifts to selected babies Ivory coast- national comedians staged a show. Philippines- 7 billionth baby born (Danica)
  • 4. But other countries do not think it is a cause for celebration! Instead they are VERY concerned.
  • 5. WHY are they so concerned? Because …More babies are being born and people are livinglonger.Population of the world is increasing too rapidly for itto be sustainable. 1987- 5 billion 1999- 6 billion 2011- 7 billion 2025- 8 billion (predicted) 2100- 10 billion (predicted) (India will overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by 2025, with an estimated 1.5 billion people).
  • 6. What is happening? More people means more people taking resources such as  Food  Land for farming and building  Loss of ground water  Deforestation  Heavy energy use (which leads to climate change) Population is growing most in poorest/ developing countries Poor countries also have fragile environments Rich countries try to protect what they have and don’t really want to share
  • 7. Activity to help you understand: 4 people stand on one side of the room- represent developed countries Rest of class stand on other side of room- represent developing countries Resources allocated Does it seem fair to you?
  • 8. Who is populating the world? People in developing countries, especially Africa, Latin America and Asia (5 kids or more on average) These people have big families because of  Cultural values  Lack of education  No family planning  Want large families to work the land and as many of their children die young Developed countries (2 kids on average per year)
  • 9. Facts India will overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by 2025, with an estimated 1.5 billion people. If China did not have a family planning law (only 1 child per family) the world population would have reached 1 billion in 2006. Some people say the Chinese law is against human rights, but it has worked. USA is only developed country that has a growing population. ◦ White population of European heritage is not growing ◦ Immigrants are causing population growth from  Latin America, especially Mexico (laborers)  Asians (educated professionals)
  • 10. How can this problem be solved? Education Family planning ◦ Keep girls in poor countries in school so they know about family planning and have a choice (many marry at 13-14 years old and start having babies) Put less stress on the environment-decrease dependence on fossil fuels Decrease the number of households (use less energy)
  • 11. If you want a sustainableEarth for generations tocome, then something needsto be done now .What do you think should happen?
  • 12. SourcesVideo articleshttp://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/17/opinion/sachs-global-population/index.htmlhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2011/10/26/why-is-global-population-spiking.cnnhttp://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/28/opinion/pearce-population-fertility/index.html?iref=storysearchChinahttp://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/28/world/asia/china-one-child/index.html?iref=allsearchCNN with maphttp://edition.cnn.com/2011/10/28/opinion/pearce-population-fertility/index.html?iref=storysearchhttp://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2011/10/31/vassileva-seven-billionth-baby.cnn?iref=allsearchBirth RateMaphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/laurenmanning/2979574719/Article in Philippine Enquirer 31st Oct 2011
  • 13. Sources ContinuedPhotosDanicahttp://img1-cdn.newser.com/square-image/132204-20111031075632/7-billionth-babies-born-danica-in-philippines-nargis-in-india.jpegDeforestationhttp://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Deforestation/Images/slash_and_burn_children.jpgIndiahttp://www.indiaonlinepages.com/gifs/india-population-2011.jpgAfrican Familyhttp://blog.invisiblechildren.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Screen-shot-2010-03-30-at-10.31.57-AM.pngEducating Girlshttp://3quarksdaily.blogs.com/3quarksdaily/images/streetpic.jpg

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