A country with ________ is not expected to grow quickly in the near future.
high female employment and literacy.
A population in the post-industrial stage would be expected to have
birth and death rates at low stable levels.
According to the IPAT model, technology that enhances our acquisition of minerals, fossil fuels, timber, and ocean fish ________.
increases environmental impact.
Declining death rates due to increased food production and improved medical care while birth rates remain high is characteristic of the ________ stage.
If a population roughly doubles in the course of 50 years, its growth rate would be close to ________%
If global fertility rates remain at 2008 levels, the United Nations predicts that world population will be approximately ________ billion in 2050.
Despite dire predictions in the past, humans still inhabit Earth. A few economists would argue that this is because
technological developments have alleviated some of the strain on Earth's resources.
Mesopotamia, Mayan, Easter Island, and 1930s U.S. midwest prairie societies all experienced "crashes" because they
abused and overused their natural resources.
Because of the success of China's population control programs,
China's population growth rate is much lower than it was in the 1970s.
Aside from contraception, what can human society and government policy do to control population growth's negative effects on the environment?
discourage population movement into sensitive environmental areas.
The "sensitivity factor" in the model used to represent human environmental impact denotes
the sensitivity of an environment to human pressures.
The 1994 Cairo, Egypt, conference was organized
to urge governments to better address social issues such as poverty and disease as potential sources of population problems.
The Matlab project in Bangladesh was successful in reducing TFR because
local women participated in an extensive outreach program about family planning.
The annual global growth rate of the human population peaked in the ________ and has been declining ever since.
The most accurate terms describing the trend over the past 50 years for human use of natural resources are
increasing and unsustainable.
The richest one-fifth of the world's population possess approximately ________ times the income of the poorest one-fifth, and the richest one-fifth use over 86% of the world's resources.
Looking at the figure, you are able to determine
that the population in the part (b) is growing rapidly.
The population in part (a) suggests that its Total Fertility Rate (TFR) is
less than replacement rate.
What is the population in part (b) likely to experience soon?
resource depletion and decreased quality of life.