Global Geography 12 Chapter 1. A Pale Blue Dot?. Let’s Talk about Earth. “It is a curious feature of our existence that we come from a planet that is very good at promoting life but even better at extinguishing it.” - Bill Bryson A Brief History of Nearly Everything. At a Glance.
“It is a curious feature of our existence that we come from a planet that is very good at promoting life but even better at extinguishing it.”
- Bill Bryson
A Brief History of Nearly Everything
Appendix – Digest leafy food
Adrenal Glands – Fight mechanism
Virus – Anti-biotic resistant
Total Land Area – 29%
1/5 Too Cold for Humans
1/5 Too Dry for Humans
1/5 Too Steep for Humans
1/5 Unable to Sustain Large Populations
90% of the population lives on 1/5
of the land
A) Vast Divisions Resources
Each can bring prosperity and challenges
Question: Why is population study important?
4) Economic growth
5) Immigration strategies
Defined: The total number of inhabitants of a given area
Why is Population Important?
Theory of Thomas Malthus
Carrying Capacity – The number of living organisms that a region can support without degradation of environment
Infant Mortality Rate
Average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime
The number of infant deaths (one year of age or younger) per 1000 live births
Major issue in developing countries:
Birthrate – The number of live births per thousand of population per year
Birth rate= Births/Population x 1000
Population - 33,987,876
Births 2004 – 91,003
Measures the quality of life or well-being of a country. The value is the average of three statistics:
Basic literacy rate,
Life expectancy at age one
Decided by the United Nations
D = Developed
LD = Developing
LLD = Least Developed
Long life expectancy
Low infant mortality
Low poverty rates
High industrial development
High literacy & schooling rates
Higher levels of poverty
Moderate literacy & schooling rates
Low socio-economic development
High poverty & unemployment rates
Sparse economic opportunity
High rate of curable disease
Reduced access to schooling
Developed States - ?
Developing States - ?
Least Developed States - ?
I’ve been everywhere
Pros of Globalization:
More cars, more industry, more people
Transnational Credit Auction
Poor countries need investment, so it’s
A good thing when MNCs invest there
3) What, if anything, could poor countries do to stop the race to the bottom in foreign investment.
in between D & LLD?
After reading the provided article:
- Using two (2) examples, identify positive changes that are taking place in ME/NA countries related to human rights – esp with women.
*Identify 3 sub-Sahara countries and build
a PQLI profile of them.
An estimated 246 million children are engaged in child labour. Nearly 70 per cent (171 million) of these children work in hazardous conditions – including working in mines, working with chemicals and pesticides in agriculture or with dangerous machinery. They are everywhere, but invisible, toiling as domestic servants in homes, labouring behind the walls of workshops, hidden from view in plantations. The vast majority of working children – about 70 per cent – work in the agriculture sector .
In your notes:
Buy nothing day
$100.00 Nike Shoes
Nike: Code of Conduct?
What - A factory or workshop, notably in the clothing industry, where manual workers are employed at very low wages for long hours and under poor conditions
Where – Generally in LLD states worldwide
Who – Many Multinational Corporations use sweatshop labour
When – Sweatshops operate year round
Why – Cheap labour, materials and weak government regulations. A reliable means to maximize profit.
“If those people didn’t have those jobs, they would be much worse off”
Problems with this assumption?
The Kathy Lee case
According to the Red Cross, 2007 and 2009 were the two worst years for natural disasters ever recorded.
As global warming increases, floods and droughts will increase – both threatening the ability to grow food.
Fresh Water – Water void of excessive salination
The stats -
Watch the following video and consider the following:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGMkW_vo5GU&feature=player_embedded#!
Promoting Sustainability Movement
Ie: Farmers markets, alternative energy, energy audits, incentive campaigns
You Start – page 36
Case Study – China
Population – 1,337,224,743
Birthrate – 1.5
Question – How to slow population growth?
In groups, make your case. Why or why not.