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The World in Balance: The People Paradox

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Assignment Resources
In order to be successful with this assignment, you must:
Review class lecture
Watch World in the Balance videos provided in Discussion #8
The World in Balance: The People Paradox (Links to an external site.)
World in Balance: China Revs Up (Links to an external site.)
It is important to note that China’s one child policy has changed recently so I cannot get recent information for this post, but I strongly recommend googling the history of this policy, including the change to 2 children and now 3.
Review additional resources as needed, such as the CIA Factbook (Links to an external site.) or the US Census Bureau International Database (Links to an external site.)Why China Ended its One-Child Policy (Links to an external site.)
(Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)Review Table 3. Energy Use & Populations (below)
Table 3. Energy Use & Populations2016
Projections for 2040
Energy Use
(BTUs x1015)
Population
(millions)
Energy Use
(BTUs x1015)
Population
(millions)
US
98.7
323
105.7
380
China
134.1
1,373
190.1
1,364
India
29.1
1,266
62.3
1,571
Japan
20.9
126
21.5
114
Africa
23.8
1,218
44
2,063
Instructions
Submit a document answering ALL of the following questions, identified by its corresponding number. You do not have a word count to meet, but do support your answers by citing the above sources appropriately. What are the key issues (environmental, resource, social, and/or governmental) that are influencing the population patterns for China?
What are the key issues (environmental, resource, social, and/or governmental) that are influencing the population patterns for Japan?
Would a demographer in 1975 have been able to make accurate predictions for 2016? Please explain your answer.
What environmental, resource, and public policies are influencing the population pyramid patterns for Kenya?
What environmental, resource, and public policies are influencing the population pyramid patterns for the United States?
Discuss the data in Table 3. Energy Use and Population. How does the data presented in the table suggest that the problem of over-population involves more than a simple increase in the number of people?
What else, besides the size of the population, should be considered when discussing resource use?
How can the factors and changes noted be expected to affect malnutrition and hunger?
Additional Requirements:
Use numbers for answering questions. Do NOT include the actual questions as they will flag TurnItIn
Format – Times New Roman (NOT Calibri!) , 1 inch margins, 12 point font, double-spaced
References – cite the text and at least one reputable outside resource (i.e. academic journal article).

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