VCU INTL 101 - Point of Departure: Planet Earth – Ch. 2 (3 pages)

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Population growth, Tragedy of the Commons, food insecurities & availabilities, and human contributions leading to devastating outcomes


Lecture number:
2
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Course:
Intl 101 - Human Societies & Globalizatn

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BIOM 121 1st Edition Lecture 2 Outline of Last Lecture I International Studies II Globalization The Golden Straitjacket III Citizenship IV Borders A Geographic B Physical C Economic D Social E Cultural Outline of Current Lecture I Human Settlements A Displacement B Refugee camps II Population Growth III The Tragedy of the Commons IV Malthusian Dilemma V Availability of Food A Factors VI Food Insecurities A FAO B WFP VII Food Availability VIII Human Contributions A Impacts 1 Deforestation 2 Desertification 3 Water Quality 4 Air pollution climate change IX What Can You Do A Conservation at home B Carbon footprint C Three R s Current Lecture I Human Settlements These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute A Displacement 1 Conflict and war 2 Economic pressures 3 Natural disasters B Refugee Camps 1 Dadaab Kenya II Population A Rapid population growth has negative effects on the environment 1 Destruction of land and natural habitats 2 Species extinction 3 Atmospheric pollution III The Tragedy of the Commons A Garrett Hardin ecologist B Self interest vs harm to the group C Global commons 1 Natural asset of the earth available to all D Carrying capacity 1 Ability of the earth to meet the needs of its population IV Malthusian Dilemma A Thomas Malthus 1766 1834 B Population grows geometrically while food supply grows arithmetically C In modern times 1 Projected population of 9 billion by 2050 2 Not enough arable land combined with land degradation V Availability of Food A Three factors 1 Natural disasters destroy crops and render land unavailable 2 Environmental degradation through overuse of land and fertilizers 3 War and the disruption of supply VI Food Insecurity A Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO Food Insecurity 1 Chronic undernourishment B United Nations World Food Program WFP 1 Food aid and assistance VII Food Availability A Food prices



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