In this subtopic we will discuss the factors that affect population growth, the reasons why different countries grow at different rates, and the effects of population changes.
- State the factors that affect population growth
- Describe the reasons for different rates of population growth in different countries
- Discuss the effects of changes in the size and structure of population on different countries.
FIRST THINKING: SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED ABOUT POPULATION GROWTH AND THE FORECASTED GLOBAL POPULATION BY THE YEAR 2020?
Fig. 1 Forecast global population size by 2100
Fig 3. Global Carbon Emmisions
Fig. 2 UN Sustainable Development Goals
Fig. 4 The Elephant Diagram (The 'Y' axis shows the growth in income between 1988 and 2008, and the 'X' axis shows the percentiles of income distribution e.g. the 1'st percentile are the 1% poorest on the planet and the 99th percentile is the richest 1% on the planet.
FIRST THOUGHTS I SEE, I THINK, I WONDER...