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The Effects of Population Increase on the Environment - The Effects of Population Increase on the Environment As inevitable as death and taxes, the population of the world will continue to grow until the government intervenes. The gross increase in population will generally lead to adverse effects on the environment. In the anthology, A Forest of Voices, an entry titled ?Is It Too Late?. by Anthony Weston deals with the history of legislation for the protection of the environment and stories of it?s destruction that are all too real. Seemingly, as the population increases, so should the level of intelligence for a sample population which would necessarily lead to a certain form of protection to the environment....   [tags: overpopulation]
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Malthusian Theory - Before we can answer this question, we must first determine what the Malthusian Theory is. There have been numerous opinions given on the issue of overpopulation, but Thomas Malthus’ took center stage. Simply put, he believed “that population size increases far more rapidly than food and energy resources and as a result, population growth will always threaten to outstrip food supplies” (Kornblum, p. 535). This logic became what we now know as the Malthusian Theory. Taketia, Theseia, Edweena, Judy, Ryan, and I (LaTonya) have come together to apply this theory to different areas of interest....   [tags: overpopulation, environmental sciences, ecology]
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China Overpopulation - China’s population has expanded to the point where it is a major world crisis. The Chinese government has formed many possible solutions to try and help this country's population from growing larger and larger in population, but there has still yet to be a solution. (Yahoo News, 3) This is a very difficult issue to overcome by simply just wanting it. In the Chinese beliefs, large families are a vital part of the traditionalChineseculture. And so, this situation calls for more than the government just telling the Chinese people to only have a single child....   [tags: Birth Control, One-Child Policy] 1094 words
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India's Population Growth Problem and Its Consequences - The population of India is in trouble. They are facing widespread overpopulation and the second largest AIDS epidemic in the world. The objective is to point out the differences in Indian and US population compositions, total fertility rates, economic conditions, disease control policies, growth, and literacy rates. These comparisons will help to put India's population problems in perspective. Together, these two countries house the second and third largest populations on the Earth. To put it in perspective, of the 6.1 billion people who exist on earth, seventeen percent are either Indians or Americans (Haub, 3)....   [tags: India Population Overpopulation Essays Papers]
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Overpopulation - There are 6 billion human beings on the face of the Earth. According to our best estimates, there are somewhere between three and seven times more people than this planet can possibly maintain over a long period of time. Non-renewable resources are being used at an incredible rate, and we are destroying the capability of the planetary ecosystem to renew the supply of renewable resources. The worse however is yet to come. We need to realize the necessity of a population plan which will make our future more optimistic....   [tags: Earth´s Population] 581 words
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Overpopulation - It’s a dark, cold, rainy night. The wind chill can be compared to that of Arctic wastelands, only the rain won’t freeze and disappear upon contact to your skin, instead the freezing cold ice-rain pierces your flesh like a million needles. The cold doesn’t subdue. A dark, small, shadowy object can be seen scurrying across the unlit streets. This dreary atmosphere does Hell’s Kitchen in the New York ghetto no justice. Just the sight of steam rising from sewer grills, the sound of gunshots in the distance, and the smell of rotten fish makes this an unsavory environment to be exposed to....   [tags: essays research papers] 2645 words
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Overpopulation - During the first 2 million or so years of its history the human population was a minor element in the world ecosystem, with at most 10 million members. In the New Stone Age, less than 10,000 years ago, the number of humans began to increase more rapidly. The rough equilibrium maintained before Neolithic times gave way when the human population developed agriculture and animal husbandry and no longer had to spread out in search of game. With the abandonment of a hunting-gathering way of life and the rise of permanent settlements and eventually cities, the human population underwent dramatic growth....   [tags: Human Population]
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Overpopulation and Its Modes of Persuasion; a Rhetorical Analysis - Famine, disease, social tension and poverty – progress, societal fortitude, prosperity and facility. All of these are consequences of one question deep at the heart of the quest for sustainable human existence; the question of the maximum capacity supportable by the planet Earth. As is true of a good deal of the puzzles plaguing our time, little consensus is to be found surrounding this topic. Fueled by images of societal collapse, hunger and a complete depletion of natural resources, organizations such as The Population Institute seek to control what they view to be out of control population growth....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Global Population Control and Environmental Policies - Global population control and environmental policies are the subject of international controversy. The rate at which human beings are populating the earth and polluting it are some of the most important factors that face the global society today. As of March 2009, the world population is about 6.76 billion. With the high rate of population increase, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2040. With the number of people in the world today and the amount of consumer goods being purchased and used, these factors present a problem to the state of the environment in the near future....   [tags: Environment, Overpopulation, Global Warming] 1628 words
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The Earth Cannot Support Six Billion People - The Earth Cannot Support Six Billion People   The United Nations Population Division estimates that the human population will number six billion on October 12th, 2000. For those of us born approximately a quarter-century ago, that colossal number is two billion more than the four billion that inhabited the Earth when we entered it. Moreover, it represents a doubling of the population in less than forty years.   Most of us, however, have little grounding for such mind-boggling numbers. Most of us literally cannot conceptualize numbers of this magnitude, when it's a struggle in itself to keep track of the number of digits....   [tags: Overpopulation and the Environment] 1369 words
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Urban Stress in Nairobi - I. Introduction As human civilization has grown, most inhabitants have increasingly chosen urban areas as their preferred area of residence. This is due to the availability of resources such as employment opportunities, housing, and greater wealth than can be found within the rural countryside. However, this build-up of individuals within a small urban area causes a great deal of urban stress upon the inhabitants of the city. Urban stress is the stressors within city areas that cause increased pressure and mental health disorders within individuals....   [tags: environment, pollution, overpopulation]
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Overpopulated Correctional Facilities - ... 2.4 million people are in prison or jail in this country in order to help rehabilitate them and make them functional members of society. Constant fear, danger, and overcrowding cause problems for many inmates. Although the fear is not constant the knowledge that you are surrounded by people that have committed unspeakable crimes is imminent. One man put it like this “the constant companionship of thieves, rapists, murders, and aggressive homosexuals is far from reassuring”(Restorative Justice in Prisons: A Guide to Making it happen” (64)....   [tags: Prisons, Prisoners, Crime, Overpopulation]
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The Weight of the World: Overpoluation on Planet Earth - According to the World census, as of 2012 there are seven billion people on planet Earth. Currently the weight of the population is relatively close to 300 million tons. All seven billion are contributing to an ever evolving world such as: technologically, medically, socially, and economically. Unfortunately having such luxuries at our fingertips it is only natural to take things like electricity and even water for granted, we are not looking at what will happen in the long run as a result of everyone using these things at their own personal leeway....   [tags: natural resources, sustainability]
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The Impact of Population Growth - Overpopulation is increasing every year and will eventually consume the planet. According to Nasif Nahle, overpopulation is “a term that refers to a condition by which the population density enlarges to a limit that provokes the environmental deterioration, a remarkable decline in the quality of life, or a population collapse.” People often ignore the subject of overpopulation, but this predicament is the world’s leading problem that society is burdened with going into the future. Unless the human population across the world lowers drastically, the consequences of overpopulation will ensue....   [tags: population, quality of life, medical technology]
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The Problems of Over Population - The Problems of Over Population There are several problems that affect the world today: war, crime, pollution, and several others. Overpopulation is a serious dilemma that is growing every year, every minute, and every second. It is the root of most, if not all, of the world’s problems1. It is the greatest global crisis facing humanity in the twenty-first century. Overpopulation is the major global problem because of several reasons. Most of the problems we have today, such as ocean depletion, food shortages, water shortages, air pollution, water pollution, and global warming are the effects of overpopulation2....   [tags: Natural Resources Economy Essays] 879 words
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Over Population - The population of our planet will quickly reach a point where there will not be adequate amount of resources to support life on Earth. Population control must be enforced to avoid such a catastrophic occurrence. Many economic, social and environmental problems are either affiliated with or are increased due to overpopulation. With an exponentially increasing world population, the problems created by overpopulation grow correspondingly. In order to stabilize the massive population, the world must work together to maintain population stability....   [tags: essays research papers] 475 words
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Pollution in Mexico City - Over the years, many cities, particularly large cities, around the world have had tremendous problems and had suffered massively from the huge number of population in that city. One of those massive cities is Mexico City. Mexico City, being very popular in Mexico, is unbelievably overpopulated. Several factors caused this overpopulation. This over population affects the people in many various ways negatively. It affects the geography and climate of the city, causes pollution, and a housing crisis....   [tags: Mexico City, Pollution,] 574 words
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Societal Regulations in a Modern Society - Societal regulations have been made since a long time, whether it is making smoking illegal in public places or setting a minimum age for teenage workers. In the short story, “Welcome to the Monkey House”, the government has set a few regulations for their society in order to control overpopulation in the world. To highlight what problems these regulations could cause, Vonnegut uses tropes and sentence variation. Kurt Vonnegut, author of Welcome to the Monkey House, uses rhetorical strategies such as sentence structure and figurative language in his short story, “Welcome to the Monkey House”, to scrutinize the problems of societal regulations in a modern society....   [tags: Literary Review] 628 words
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Sustaining the Human Population - The question posed in this week’s written assignment is whether or not there is hope for planet Earth in the twenty-first century. After studying the planet in this course, I can say that the resilience of the planet is not what is truly in question. The real issue is what the fate of humanity is. The twenty-first century has thus far been marked with a resounding wake-up call to the challenges facing humanity and our environment. In 2005 the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment released findings that nearly two-thirds of the ecosystems that sustain human life are diminishing and being used unsustainably....   [tags: Causes, Change, Earth]
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Living in a World With Extreme Poverty - Poverty has been an issue for a long time and every country is affected by it in some way and some countries are worse off than others. The countries most affected by poverty are Niger, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Uganda, Haiti and many other countries (Infoplease).The total percentage of world population that lives on less than $2.50 a day is that of around 50%. The definition of poverty is “The state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor.” (Dictionary)....   [tags: Threats To World Peace]
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Population Growth in Perspective - Population Growth in Perspective Introduction To anyone even remotely acquainted with the situation, the ever-expanding world population can easily be a cause of grave concern. Indeed, the simple realization that the total world population will most likely be doubling within the next century may seem to imply catastrophe. Considering the strain our current huge population puts on the world, is it not natural to presume that two times our number will spell disaster. While this is the view held by many prominent voices, there also is a less-noticed group of people who contend that the resiliency of the earth and the ingenuity of its people will keep the planet a decent place to live....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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Drastic Changes Must Be Made! - There are many issues posing a threat to our everyday lifestyles. Overpopulation poses a serious problem and if not corrected will have negative outcomes on our countries, and our planet. The problems that arise due to overpopulation will prove to be a fatal epidemic which will eventually wipeout the entire human race. Often times this issue is overlooked due to lack of knowledge and understanding of the subject and simply because most of us are not currently experiencing the events first hand. Lack of birth restrictions, religion, and unsafe sex are three causes of overpopulation....   [tags: Social Issues]
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The Problem of Over-Population - INTRODUCTION : One of the major social problems of Pakistan is overpopulation, it gives rise to other problems such as illiteracy, unemployment and poverty. Actually overpopulation causes much more damage other than giving rise to such problems. It gives rise to many more problems, which affect our country, both socially and economically. I want to illustrate the above mentioned problems for the time being. My aim is to explain illiteracy, unemployment and poverty under the debate of overpopulation....   [tags: Over-Population Essays] 1100 words
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Should Immigrants that Cross the Bahamas Borders Illegally be Granted Citizenship? - Should immigrants that cross the Bahamas borders illegal be granted citizenship Entering into a country without authorization is a criminal offense and should be treated as such. Today many countries, like the Bahamas, suffer from citizens of another country breaching border control and entering the country illegally. For many years the Bahamas fought the struggle of protecting its borders from immigrants trying to gain access the land. One of the largest influxes of immigrants to the Bahamas is those of Haitian descent....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Rural Poverty in The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Afghanistan is a country in Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, east of Iran. Its total is 652,230 sq km. In terms of climate, it is arid to semiarid, which essentially means they have cold winters and hot summers (CIA World Factbook, 1). “For many Afghanis, all that has changed in the last one thousand years are the weapons which have been used against so many of them” (Afghan, 1). This is because it has been in war constantly ever since the time of Alexander the Great. “Afghanistan has historically been the link between Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Indian sub-continent, which makes it a nation made up of many different nationalities” (Afghan, 1)....   [tags: southern asia, clans, state of poverty]
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The World can not Support Much More -   Humans have been the worst life form to ever occupy the Earth. No other being has damage the world as much as humans,but not all humans contributed to the suffering of the Earth. It were those who lived during and after the Industrial Revolution, these humans introduced chemicals into the atmosphere and into fresh water. Since the Revolution there has been a boom in population that is still growing today. The uncontrollable increase in brith rate has developed into a very delicate situation, known as overpopulation....   [tags: World's Population, Earth, Planet]
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Casual Theory of Action: Donald Davison - There has been much debate about how and why humans act. One argument stems from the Causal Theory of Action. This position, popularized by philosophers such as Donald Davidson, posits that reason explanations are causal explanations: an agent's desires, intentions, and means-end beliefs are the causes of the corresponding action. However, this claim has been heavily contended. Other thinkers, such as Ruben and Dreyfus, believe there is no intent in an agent’s actions. Instead, they argue that an agent acts based on flow, experience, and expertise; there is no overarching cause-effect relationship to action....   [tags: philosophy, the brain, just do it]
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Negative Effects of Mass Migration - Since the dawn of time people move from one place to another in search of more opportunities and a better life. These migrations continued up until the present era and have even increased. The complexity of migration has also increased due to the formation of nations with clear defined boundaries. It has been argued that the increase in migration as a whole has great benefits to mankind. However, this movement of people has caused the promotion of phenomena such as overpopulation, ethnic factionalism and social stratification which has had harmful social, economical and political impacts....   [tags: Migration]
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Content Analysis - In the title of the paper the priority references facts and challenges caused by countries. The recurrence of disasters Gunnar Kuepper relates with planet management. Gunnar Kuepper devotes the first 10 sections to facts and challenges. In the last section, and in each section, the author forecasts the troubles in the future. Each of the sections references words to connect one with another. The sections include world population, economy, disaster costs, global health, climate change and global warming, environmental issues, water crises, education and employment, migration, science and technology, and outlook....   [tags: Disaster Management]
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Morality of Genetic Modification - Morality of Genetic Modification Genetic modification is methods that make it possible to change the pattern in genetic material. The genetic material found in cells in molecules called DNA, is the design for any living thing. I.e. plant, animals, bacteria, etc. Changing the pattern of DNA molecules ay make it possible to change the characteristics in the living organism. The ability to modify organism's genetic makeup has uses: <> Understanding the basic of plant, animals, including humans....   [tags: Free Essays] 417 words
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Too Many People - Too Many People Introduction Do people realize that there is a population problem. Can our earth support and sustain the incredible number of 5.6 billion people, constantly increasing at the rate of 1.7 percent each year (conservation 67). At this rate 95 million people are added to our world every year. To bring this into perspective, every month 11,000 new babies are born, every second, three new people are added to the already over populated planet (Ehrlich 14). Every person added to the world has a claim to the earth's food, energy and other resources....   [tags: Populating Environment Papers]
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War is Hell, War is Peace - War is Necessary - War is controversial, unfortunate, and certainly misunderstood; it is a transforming agent, a catalyst for change. Nonetheless, many people focus on war's negative consequences, while positive effects are downplayed. War is a necessary evil in the sense that it stabilizes population, encourages technological advances, and has a very high economic value. Without war, the overpopulation of the human race is inevitable. It is this reason that war is a useful tool by not only Mother Nature, but also humans themselves to institute population control....   [tags: War]
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The Perils of Cloning and Its Commercialization for Human Reproduction - If the power of God becomes available, would people be worthy of the power’s use. An advanced age of information has brought the creation of life, God’s most miraculous feat, to the forefront of research and possibility. Human cloning is no laughing matter in the research field of the twenty-first century. History-setting experiments and results have been conducted and discovered, respectively, that have produced viable results and will continue to develop as time allows. However, overpopulation, high malfunctioning rate, technology abuse, and biodiversity reduction complicate the yet-to-be-perfected practice of cloning....   [tags: Power of God, Biodiversity Reduction]
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Ethical Issues with the World View of Contraception - Ethical Issues with the Contraception World View Introduction: The mindset that leads to contraception is only self-serving and self-centered. People use contraception for selfish reasons every day. Children should be seen as a blessing from God, and He should decide when a couple has children. Today people try to use contraception so that they may decide when to have children. This is selfish and defies God. Different churches have different beliefs about contraception. Up until about 1920 -1930, all the churches had the same views on contraception....   [tags: birth control, religious view]
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Human Population Destroys the Environment: Any Questions? - Joel E. Cohen once stated in his How Many People Can the Earth Support?, “A little boy wanted to know the sum of one plus one. First he asked a physicist, who said, “If one is matter, and the other is antimatter, then the answer is zero. But if one is a critical mass of uranium and the other is a critical mass of uranium, then that's an explosive question.” Unenlightened, the little boy asked a biologist. She said, “Are we talking bacteria, mice or whales. And for how long?” In desperation, the boy hired an accountant....   [tags: Environment ]
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Developing an International Strategy for Disaster Reduction - Developing an International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Disaster reduction is a prime concern of Colombia, as it is vulnerable to many natural disasters such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanic earthquakes, and even hurricanes. Although Colombia’s commitment to disaster reduction has been going on for over three decades, there are still many gaps and deficiencies of the disaster reduction plan. The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) has been supporting Colombia since 2008 helping with modeling potential risks in the capital city, Bogota....   [tags: disaster reduction in colombia, floods, landslides]
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David Brower and the Sierra Club - David Brower was a conservationist, mountain climber, a person of conviction who loved the wilderness. As a skilled mountain climber, he made the first of seventy routes in Yosemite and later went on to climb Shiprock in 1939, which at the time was known as “the last great American climbing problem.” He was a prominent environmentalist and founder of many environmental organizations, the most well known was The Sierra Club Foundation. He later went on to establish, among many others, the Friends of Earth (FOE) in 1969 and the Earth Island Institute in 1982....   [tags: Environment, Environmental, Conservation]
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An Argument For The Death Penalty - The death penalty has become one of the more controversial discussions in America. There are two different perspectives when it comes to this controversial subject, the pros and the cons; people in America are either against the death penalty or for it. The common saying “treat others how you wanted to be treated” plays a vital part. I truly believe if a person is big enough to kill someone on purpose and take away not only a family member but a life as well, they are big enough to face death themselves....   [tags: Pro Capital Punishment Essays]
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An Analysis of the Global Poverty - Poverty has been a recurring issue for humans all throughout history and continues to be a problem today. Extreme or absolute poverty can be defined as an individual’s inability to supply the basic human needs for life. Currently, twenty-one percent of the developing world lives on less than two US dollars and fifty cents a day (The World Bank), however, the world poverty line is set at one US dollar and twenty-five cents. There is not one specific thing causing poverty to continuously push and shape the actions and lives of people from the beginning of history all the way up until now....   [tags: world poverty, absolute poverty, poverty line]
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How Big Is Our Planet? - During World War II, the Coast Guard decided to establish a Long Range Radio Navigation System on St. Matthew Island, one of the most remote islands in Alaska. They were given 29 reindeer as a backup food supply source in case they were cut off from their ship. When the war was over the base was decommissioned, but the reindeer were left on the island. When researchers visited in 1957, 13 years after the initial release of the reindeer, the population had grown to more than 1,300. The reindeer were well fed and in excellent health....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Puppy Mills are a Crime - Overpopulation of animals has been a problem for us in the United States, especially with cats and dogs that are the typical house pets. These animals can be living out on the streets or even be confined in an abusive household. There are 6.5 million of companion cats and dogs who get rescued into shelters, but more three to four million will get euthanized. For the most part, the dogs that end up living in a puppy mill were born there and do not know what a loving family really is. Puppy mills are numerous in the United States though they are not illegal they should be because their care givers do not treat the animals the way they deserve as in other pet businesses....   [tags: Animal Abuse]
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Wildlife Management: Why People Hunt? - Humans have been hunting on this planet for over two million years. Our ancestors used complex hunting techniques to ambush and kill antelopes, gazelles, and other large animals dated back to times before Christ. People all around the world still carry on the tradition, but the view on hunting is not the same as it was back then. The world is so industrialized, and people think hunting is cruel and useless because you can buy meat at grocery stores. But in reality, it is the reason the wildlife they see are not extinct....   [tags: Wildlife, Varmint, hunting]
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The Social-Political Ramifications of Immigration - For many years, America has had a misconception of immigrants. Most Americans think them to be taking up space, money, and jobs, but that’s not the case. U.S. native-born citizens have a trace of immigration in their family history leaving them with no room to judge others because after all immigration is down the line somewhere and, “[a]ll Americans are immigrants” (Granquist). Americans have common misconceptions of a lot of things such as America being the greatest in the world and democracy is the best form of government....   [tags: America, Government, Immigrants]
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Why Poor Countries Are Poor - Why Poor Countries Are Poor The question of why poor countries are poor may seem simple and one dimensional at first glance. However, the answer to this question is actually quite intricate, as many interweaving aspects must be observed. Although it is impossible to explain why many countries remain in poverty within just a few pages, I will attempt to touch upon some of the broader factors. A poor country or a low-income economy is defined as a country with a Gross National Product per capita of $765 dollars or less....   [tags: Economics Politics Political]
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Effects of Over Population - The world as we know it is slowly being depleted of its natural resources. Habitats are being destroyed, and wildlife animals are facing extinction, these are just a few of the effects of over population. Over population not only affects nature and the planet but the human way of life. Imagine a world where the water is polluted, the soil produces no crop and the air is so toxic that we can’t breathe; this is where the world is heading. Due to the fast growth of people, humanity itself faces great danger....   [tags: Environment, Sustainability]
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The Annexation of Mexico - “The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest is preservation (Charles de Secondat).” War is both a necessity and a parasite. It is a necessity for one to conquer and fulfill ambitions, while the parasite trying to destroy and create havoc in the same discussion. The annexation of Mexico would face both of these predicaments, but the necessity for prosperity and stability outweighs the parasite’s wants and desires. Bringing forth Mexico into the union would only benefit the new country both globally and locally....   [tags: Mexican Revolution, United States, war]
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Criminals Must Be Re-educated - In many prisons across the country, overpopulation is flooding the prisons creating a volatile environment. With many prisons shutting down prisoners are sent to other jails. This is even happening to death row inmates. The criminals put here are spending sentences for everything from breaking and entering to murder. With all of these inmates feeding off of the taxpayer’s money, can they do anything to pay their way. Educating inmates has a huge impact on how they react to changing environments, even helping inmates choose careers can reduce prison population and death row convictions....   [tags: Prison Reform Essays]
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Green House - Greenhouse masses Each year, since the 1800's, the human population of Earth has been increasing at an exponential rate. Overpopulation acts as a root cause of numerous ecological problems that humanity faces today. The number of people on earth directly relates to the amount of food, water, and space that exist in short supply. Scientists worry that the amount of resources that the world has to offer will not suffice for its swelling human population. Exemplified by Soylent Green, a 1973 American science fiction film directed by Richard Fleischer, overpopulation poses as a cancer that saps potency from the planet's environment and its inhabitants....   [tags: Environment, Population Growth] 2015 words
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The Growing Population - A Growing Population: Problem or Excuse. The current worldwide population is around 6.9 billion and is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 (Baird). This projected population number is down from the once predicted 16 billion (Baird) and while some are not concerned others are worried by any increase in population. Population growth is discussed in the articles “Too Many People?” by Vanessa Baird; “Population Control: How Can There Possibly Be Too Many of Us?” by Frank Furedi; and “The Population Bomb Revisited,” by Paul R....   [tags: Issue, Excuse, Validity]
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Urban Planning 2040 - Whenever attempting to plan for any certain aspect of a city for development, it is very important to consider many of the attributes of urban planning. In order for a city to be successfully constructed, certain elements to the planning must be enacted. The General Plan for any given city is important to consider while in the process of constructing it because of all of the many revisions, alterations, and changes that the plan undergoes in order to lead to the final product. The municipality that is Tempe, Arizona is only one city of many that uses a General Plan in order to help understand their planning designs so that further construction may continue successfully and with little diffic...   [tags: Personal Vehicles, Roadway Development]
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