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The Death Penalty and Punishment for Crimes - ... People who look at things "eye for an eye" are usually violent people. We want people not from the United State to know revenge will always make matters worse. Killing someone for killing someone sends the wrong message. No matter how “humane” the death penalty has become, we are still killing other people. We want to make sure there is a punishment for a crime, but the death penalty is not a proper way for us to punish them. The death penalty makes some people uncomfortable to talk about, and to even read about....   [tags: prisoner, execution, killing] 788 words
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The United States Problems With Population Growth - While the world has issues with immigration, health care, drugs, gun control, taxes, and so on going on in the world we forget to think about the fact that our world is facing an issue as impractical as population growth. The idea that having a child will create issues for a country is odd, but it is the case for many countries, including the United States of America. “The U.S. is the third most populous country in the world and has the highest population growth rate of all developed countries,” ( Chamie 1) to further analyze this issue to put it in perspective of the global issue it actual is by comparing the United States current issue with population growth to the population growth issue...   [tags: immigration, over-population] 1470 words
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The Agricultural Revolution - The Agricultural Revolution If you were to look back at ancient history and see some of the problems they encountered within their communities, and then jump forward into today, you would see that many of the same struggles they went through are much the same as today. Overpopulation, lack of natural resources, disease, and the struggle for power are some of the things that not even today we have been able to solve. Overpopulation in hunter-gatherer tribes mainly never happened, because they had to carry their children with them, and along with the prolonged juvenile period that they had would make it much to difficult....   [tags: Papers] 428 words
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Positive Outcomes of the French Revolution - A common theme of the historical French Revolution of the 1790s is the bloodshed associated with a new execution device, the guillotine. This negative connotation of the Revolution resides in the minds of the French and foreigners alike. However, although the French Revolution has contained a fair amount of bloodshed, its aftermath on the French has been overall positive. To begin, there were several contributing factors to the Revolution. Even though theorists have divergent opinions on the factors that started the rebellion, there are three widely accepted causes: financial status of the country, rapid overpopulation, and the relative unfairness of the French political system (“French Rev...   [tags: History, Politics]
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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 about 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. Ehrlich and Anne H....   [tags: Repeated Essay]
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Too Many People? by Vanessa Baird - The worldwide population is approaching 7 billion and is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 (Baird). This projected population number is down from a once predicted 16 billion (Baird) and while some are not concerned, others are worried about 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. Ehrlich and Anne H....   [tags: population control, population growth]
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Eradicate Poverty in the Third World - Poverty currently affects over half of the world population. It does not only have physical and mental effects on the body. It is “the state of having little to no money and few to no material possessions” (Canada Space Dictionary, 2014). There are several internal and external elements that are endorsed by personal, national and the global community to help eradicate poverty in the Third World. Some examples include our individual charitable donations, celebrity endorsements, government organizations, the World Bank, and the United Nations 80,000 Hours; ONE; Patterson & CRC Staff, 2012; United Nations; World Bank, 2013....   [tags: threats, world peace, bono]
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Vertical Farming: The Demand is Rising - ... This design seems too good to be true, but it isn’t easily attainable, and it requires a lot of teamwork among designers and employees. It is tempting to say that vertical farming can’t be effective because the notion of putting agriculture and architecture into one invention is pretty out-of-this-world. However, this trait is just what Friedman believes will create the best jobs. In his chapter “The Untouchables,” Friedman explains several characteristics that people have that will ensure them that their job won’t be taken away, as long as they practice these traits in their work....   [tags: extensive projection, research project]
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Gender Relations and Inequality in India - Gender relations and inequality is experienced through lack of educational matters and unfair treatment of women and children, thus in many cases forcing women to run households, while the men are away at work in various seasonal migration jobs at unviable wages. As defined in a classic article, income inequality is “the distribution of total income amongst the represented population” (Gehring13). In outlined studies; evidence can conclude that poor gender relations in fact can be convoluted into other issues such as overpopulation, child malnourishment, low levels of GDP, and GNI....   [tags: female feticide, unfair treatment of women]
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Animal Adoption, the Price of Love - ... Even though the below chart shows that animals in Los Angeles County the dog intake (Fig 1, Wahl, 2014) from 2009-2014 has stayed steady and in (Fig 2, Wahl, 2014) shows that from 1997-2013 euthanized animal is on the decline. Benefits of Adopting Animals that are lucky to enjoy adoption from a local shelter come with a guarantee that they are healthy, they have been spayed/neutered, and that they have a well behaved temperament. In addition, if the pet does not work out, many shelters offer an exchange program, within a certain amount of days....   [tags: pets, animal euthanization]
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Amazing Reasons to Move to Tokyo - Tokyo is one of the most over populated cities in Japan and it has a population of 13.23 million people. People from different parts of the world choose to live in Tokyo because of the many ways it has attracted the world, since it is such a large city with beautiful sightseeings and an enjoyable atmosphere. The overpopulation in Tokyo is what causes it to be a megacity. With all the job opportunities, education, entertainment and good living conditions, this attracts people to move into the city which then causes the overpopulation of the city itself to rise up the charts, and considering recent research, it has been seen that Tokyo is on the top list of megacities as the highest populated...   [tags: population, conditions, education] 1016 words
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Impressive Visit to Nebraska Humane Society - ... The stray cattery can house up to 140 cats. Both the dogs awaiting adoption and the stray dogs are kept in individual 14 foot kennel runs, double kennels are provided for situations such as litters. The facility also provides nine private rooms for individuals and the animals to interact and become familiar with each other, before the adoption process (Nebraska Humane Society, 2014). In 2012, the total intake of cats and dogs at the NHS was 17,764 animals; of this 9,537 were successfully adopted out to loving families, 5,222 were euthanized mainly due to untreatable health problems, and over 3000 were lost pets who were successfully returned to their owner/guardians....   [tags: animals, adoption, obedience]
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Infertility: A Growing Public Health Issue - ... Public health concerns itself with the protection, promotion and restoration of the people's health (4); if a health condition cannot be prevented or treated, the role of public health in dealing with it is limited. While there is a core prevalence of infertility which unfortunately cannot be prevented; the majority of cases in the developing world and a portion of the cases in the developed world are due to preventable causes. The field of public health therefore has a role to play in educating the public and preventing infertility caused by preventable factors such as infection, environmental and occupational toxicant exposure....   [tags: reproduction, health, human rights] 1015 words
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Cuture Comparison: Indian and Chinese Cultures - There are several different cultures and traditions in the world. While some vary widely, others can be quite similar. The comparison between two cultures can be very eye-opening, letting you see the different lifestyles, behaviors, and customs of each. Both Indian and Chinese life, although having many differences, are surprisingly similar in some areas. At a distance they seem to be stark contrasts , but when upon examining them closer you see that they have many correlative things. Especially their family life, daily life and economy....   [tags: arranged marriage, agriculture]
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The management of deer populations - Introduction The economics of white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, management is comprised of multiple facets. Deer herd health and population regulation are central to the economics of most deer management plans. The local white-tailed deer populations directly impact human welfare economics. The management of deer populations heavily affects agriculture, forestry, landscaping, and natural vegetation. Recreational services are another economic source realized from the management of white-tailed deer....   [tags: Population Control] 1646 words
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White Nose Syndrome in Bats - The population of bats in the United States is facing a serious threat of extinction due to the outbreak of a deadly fungus called Deomyces destructans. The fungus is nicknamed White-Nose Syndrome, after the white fungus that typically appears on the infected bats noses and wings. Other signs and symptoms of White Nose Syndrome are white fungus on the ears and tail as well, bats flying during the day in the middle of winter, bats clustered near the entrance to a hibernacle or cave, and general abnormal behavior for a hibernating bat....   [tags: Ancient Greece]
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Premarin: A Prescription for Cruelty - Introduction and Background The drug Premarin, a drug used to relieve symptoms of menopause in women, is made by harvesting the urine of pregnant horses. Premarin Farms, which are called PMU farms for short, are the site where this takes place. The mares are hooked up to rig that collects their urine throughout most of their pregnancy, which leaves them practically immobile. PMU farmers collect several different equine conjugated hormones found in the pregnant mares’ urine to make Premarin, which includes drugs such as Prempro, Premphase, Premelle, and Prempac....   [tags: Premarin Farms, PMU Farms]
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Population Control: Preventing Unwanted Pregnancies - ... Without such effort, the Chinese population would be even further elevated (Riley, China’s Population). Along with the monumental aggregate of unplanned pregnancies in China, poverty and famine overwhelm the country. Nancy Riley proposed, “As cities and industries expand and as soil erosion, deforestation, and desertification become more widespread, China is losing farmland and grassland.” Deforestation not only takes away precious land from wildlife, but also food from humans. Mortality is generally higher in rural areas....   [tags: china, unplanned pregnancies, future]
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The World Needs Population Control - Today there are more than seven billion people living on Earth (Kuo 23). One billion of these people are on the verge of starvation, and even more have absolutely no access to sanitized water (Kuo 23-24). Some say that this is due to overpopulation. Having more people on earth proves the need for more food, water, housing, medication, and other necessities (Kuo 24). Though most people who read this paper will not encounter these problems, they happen all over the world (Cover 444). The world population has almost doubled since 1965 and is currently growing at a rate of more than 80 million people every year (Ehrlich and Ehrlich 557)....   [tags: ecology, growth limits, China]
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Opium and the Industrial Revolution - ... Opium was introduced to the public for it’s medicinal benefits. Great Britain was a region where issues such as overpopulation, air pollution, contaminated drinking water, and deforestation were present. Conditions that opium treated included boredom, anxiety, squalling babies in close quarters, chronic fatigue and pain, diarrheal diseases, insomnia, ubiquitous, and several other deadly afflictions as a result of overpopulation (David T. Courtwtight, 32). Not only was opium helpful but also affordable, a result of Britain’s mass production of the drug to trade with China for tea during the Opium Wars....   [tags: British working class, history]
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Quality of Life on Earth - Based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, our basic needs to survive include natural resources such as materials, water, energy and fertile land. But rapid growth of population on earth consume too much of these resources that resulted into serious damage. Among the damages that we have done to our mother earth includes changing of climate, shrinkage of fresh water reserves, fish stocks and forests as well as destroys of fertile land and extinction of species. Many of these problems that might harm mankind’s survival on earth are results of mankind’s own actions such as increasing consumption of energy, water and raw materials, increasing production of waste and emissions and increasing usage of...   [tags: climate, water, fish, forests, land] 615 words
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Speluncean Case: Is Abortion Correct? - If the insights of how humanity is best preserved change, the regulations will certainly change as well—even regulations which seem clear and unchangeable, As an demonstration, we might succinctly reflect upon the history of abortion. 8 In the period following the Great Spiral, there was a seen worry that human life might be snuffed out absolutely. Our numbers were small and the situation of dwelling were rough. At that time a human fetus was advised a "life in being" and therefore abortion was [pg478] universally accused as killing" under the laws....   [tags: human, murder, survival, death, life] 1157 words
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Taking a Look at Poaching - ... Their dorsal balances are cut off and their bodies tossed go into the sea. Without blades they can't swim and will pass on. The unlawfully acquired blades are utilized to make shark blade soup, a delicacy in Asia. Tigers are butchered for their striped hide, elephants are executed for their ivory tusks and rhinos their substantial horn. The groups of the creatures are left to decay. This is an occurrence that happens all over the world, but few governments can deal with the problem in an orderly and efficient manner....   [tags: illegal hunting of protected animals] 780 words
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Adoption of Animals - Adoption of Animals Anyone, who visits an animal shelter, as I do, sees an extraordinary number of beautiful, affectionate, and desperate dogs and cats. The majority of animals in any particular shelter are dogs, usually adults, for whom there aren't enough adoptive homes waiting. A few may have come from responsible breeders, whose owners do not realize that the breeder will take them back,many are those who are lost, and/or from owners who simply got tired of them. Some are pet shop puppies from a puppy mill that did not meet the owner's expectations due to health, temperament, or other reasons....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Immigration Reform's Domino Effect - The actions made in today’s societies across the country not only affect those situations immediately at hand, but also those for generations to come. This paper will be delving into immigration reform in Arizona, and more specifically the negative effects that the border surge has had on the socio-economic status of the Grand Canyon state. The motivation for choosing this topic comes from the time spent personally living in Arizona for 12 years and seeing it as one of the most dynamic states having to solve problems for a multitude of issues that arouse within it....   [tags: Society, Countries, Arizona, Immigration]
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The China's One-Child Policy - China is one of the most populated countries in the world, it is home to 1.3 billion people, it is no wonder that china is also one of the most polluted countries as well; China faces problems of starvation and pollution as a result of their large population, these problems are driving the quality of life lower and lower for the Chinese, and have been doing so for centuries. China’s large population along with it’s consequences was the main cause in the implement of the famous One-child policy. Before the population was as large as it is today and long before China introduced the one child policy, Mao Zadong, who was a Chinese ruler, encouraged citizens to have big families, his theory was t...   [tags: starvation, pollution, population]
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China's One Child Policy - ... If they are allowed to have a second child they must first wait three to four years their first birth. However, the exception does not apply in some ethnic groups (Rosenberg n.p.) The one child policy applies to every person in China except some of the Government officials (one-child policy n. p). Wealthy people can get away with not having to pay fines when they break the policy because they have the money to pay the fines or they choose to go overseas to have another child (Grant 1). Multiple births also don’t apply to the one child policy....   [tags: population control] 779 words
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Should People Eat Horses? - There are three cases of toxoplasmosis, parasites that can infect almost all warm-blooded animals. The first patient died of a primary infection, while the other two were pregnant at the time, one who was closer to delivery, was able to have her baby, while the other was forced to terminate her pregnancy and still experienced further complications. All three patients were encouraged to eat raw horsemeat to promote good health. If one wishes to eat horse meat safely, it is recommended to heat to an internal temperature of about 150 degrees fahrenheit, combined with deep freezing for three days prior to cooking....   [tags: toxoplasmosis, horse slaughter] 704 words
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Causes of Over Population - Over population has become a huge problem in the world today. There has been a decline in the death rate and a rise in the birth rate. This is because of all the accomplishments the world has made technologically. Nowadays were able to stop a disease before it affects you. Which lowers the possible chance of some sort of illness challenging the population. There are more medications for all sorts of illnesses, which is allowing people to live longer. Each year the world becomes stronger and stronger against diseases....   [tags: lifetime expectancy, advance, technology] 1503 words
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Developed and Developing Countries - ... In the 2000’s, small steps were made for a more democratic government. But the biggest changes were that multinational businesses from the western world were coming into China for cheap labor costs. And now several western nations are in great debt to China, particularly the United States, which is currently 2.5 trillion dollars in debt to China. The Chinese are also rapidly building up their military. Their young people are taught to see investment opportunities and growth potential in every area of the world, including Mongolia, Vietnam, Pakistan and Africa, whereas the majority of Americans think of these places as poverty-stricken, uneducated countries and regions....   [tags: world war II, poverty, growth] 1633 words
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The Illegal Immigration Crisis - Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems.” Timothy Murphy Illegal immigration has always been a grave issue that affects everyone in the world. Immigration is people from other countries that enter another country without any papers or visa, illegal citizens. Immigration has always been a huge debate between government and society, they are not welcomed properly and threaten in a good way, in fact they are the ones that have to face real danger and discrimination....   [tags: Illegal Immigration Essays] 2552 words
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The Different Experience of Puerto Ricans' Migration to the United States - The Different Experience of Puerto Ricans' Migration to the United States Some people are inclined to view the Puerto Rican experience as a historical repetition of earlier migrations to the United States. However, the migration experience of Puerto Ricans to the United States is more complex, as well as one of a kind. Similarities do exist between the migration of Puerto Ricans and that of other groups, however, no other ethnic group has shared the tribulations of the Puerto Rican population....   [tags: History Historical Puerto Rico Essays] 1840 words
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It’s Time to Face the Problems Caused by Our Ancestors - It’s Time to Face the Problems Caused by Our Ancestors The past two hundred years have witnessed a massive rise in both industrial and population growth. As a result we as a race have begun overusing and destroying our resources on a level never before seen in the history of humanity. OK. So what. Many would argue that we as a species need to expand; we have the right to control and use our environment to the extent that it will allow us. Humans can, should, and are affecting the world around them on a level never before seen or recorded by society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1228 words
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The History of Puerto Ricans' Migration to the United States - The History of Puerto Ricans' Migration to the United States Immigration to the United States has been occurring for centuries now. For years people from all different parts of the globe have dreamed of living in the United States, which is known to many foreigners as the land of opportunity. There are so many ethnic groups that exist in the United States that it has become known as the melting pot of the world. The Puerto Rican's migration to the United States was not an easy process. The Puerto Ricans faced discrimination in many walks of life in the USA....   [tags: Historical Hispanic Immigration Essays] 1543 words
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Solutions to the Air Pollution Problem in America - Solutions to the Air Pollution Problem in America          It is steadily becoming harder to breathe these days. Every major city in the world is experiencing the ill effects of air pollution. The level of toxic air pollutants, known as toxics, has been on the rise globally, though not nationally, since the Clean Air Act of 1990, according to Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards [OAQPS], an office within the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA]. However, though more regions -- i.e., cities, metropolitan areas, rural areas, etc....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Genome Project and the Disruption of Evolution - The Genome Project and the Disruption of Evolution The genome project was successfully completed in June 2001. As a result, many controversies have arisen regarding the ethics of altering a person's genetic makeup. These arguments will most certainly continue for generations to come. However, the real problem will involve how evolution itself will be dramatically altered if genetic manipulation is allowed. If every human being alters his genes to make offspring free of diseases and variations, then eventually the human population will be void of variation....   [tags: Genetics Darwin Science Essays]
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The Benefits of Immigration in the United States - The Benefits of Immigration in the United States      America is known famously throughout the world with the nickname 'The melting pot.' The reason behind this is that America is extremely diverse and has many different people. Immigrants give America the chance to know the culture of many countries. They bring in their culture, religion, economic benefits, and ideology to America. I believe that the United States should allow legal immigrants from all over the world because they bring many benefits to it....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants]
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Should Rich Nations Help Poor Nations? - Should Rich Nations Help Poor Nations.      Imagine living in a community where every minute of everyday you were hungry, underclothed, and at risk for death because you are poor. Now imagine waking up and your biggest problem was which sweater to wear with which jeans. Both are scenarios that occur on a daily basis in our countries, some more extreme than others are. With that in mind a question of whether or not rich nations have an obligation to help those nations if need arises. Professor of philosophy Peter Singer and biologist Garrett Hardin both have very different opinions on this matter and the following paper will focus on their arguments....   [tags: Poverty Help countries Essays] 1908 words
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Abortion: Women Should have a Choice - The issue of abortion is a controversial one; there are arguments on both sides of the debate. In 1973 the national case of Roe v. Wade, sparked political decisions that created a national right to abortion. Further, "Roe v. Wade declared that unborn children are not `persons' nor are they entitled to the same constitutional protection as `born children'" (Baird, Rosenbaum, 2001). However, Roe v. Wade did not end the debate, nor, did it stop both sides for continuing the fight for their individual beliefs....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive] 1317 words
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Reflection and Enemies of Promise - In the last three decades, a great advance in genetic research and biotechnology has occurred. Max Born said in his essay, "Reflection," "But suddenly, about three hundred years ago, an explosion of mental activity occurred: modern science and technology were born. Since then, they have increased at an ever growing rate, probably faster than exponentially, and are now transforming the human world beyond recognition" (209). Similarly, Michael Bishop said in " Enemies of Promise," "We live in an age of scientific triumph....   [tags: Reflection Enemies] 1221 words
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Industrialization, Economics, and the Environment - Industrialization, Economics, and the Environment Human technological advancements make it possible to sustain larger and larger population by exploiting more and more natural resources. The three revolutions in human history, agricultural, industrial and green have all been answers to overpopulation. Naturally, industrialization leads to environmental degradation. The concern with Industrialization is that it is not a long term solution to human sustainability, since it operates under the premise of the tech fix, or the idea that humans will be able to invent new technologies to ensure their own survival....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Contraceptives and the Population Problem - Contraceptives and the Population Problem The question of overpopulation's impact on the environment is multi-dimensional and far beyond the scope of a single essay. The issue has to do with considering the environment a normal good while at the same time understanding the impact of industrialization on increased pollution levels. Relationships between industrialization, overpopulation, global pollution, regional pollution, resource depletion, and numerous other environmental and social concerns form a multi-dimensional series of feedback loops, all of which feed back on the original system....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Society Adapting to its Technology - Society Adapting to its Technology In an era where human progress is soaring at a dizzying rate, society must adapt its technology to solve current world issues. In a world where the Internet, cell phones and notebook computers are becoming a necessity for everyday living, we often forget about those who still suffer attempting to meet their basic needs, including clean water, food and health care. It is time for the developed world to use their technology to help those who can not help themselves....   [tags: Papers] 1211 words
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The Disadvantages of Modern Medicine - ... With modern medicine, we are now surviving through illnesses that would have once been considered part of natural selection. These extreme technological advancements have dramatically increased the population of the planet, leading to overpopulation from which many issues stem. These advancements have allowed roughly tens of millions of people to survive despite being extremely ill or destitute. For example, an article in the New York Times suggests that population growth has reached 218,000 more people every day, which adds up to 80 million a year, and those numbers continue to grow off of themselves everyday (Minois, Georges)....   [tags: life expectancy, medications]
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Environmental Apocalypse - Environmental Apocalypse The environment is in a terrible condition and although an environmental apocalypse is not imminent we are definitely headed down that road. Some of the reasons for our Earth’s trouble are overpopulation, consumerism, and overconsumption. The earth’s population is ever increasing; it is only a matter of time before there are not enough resources to support life on the planet and the population begins to die off due to lack of food, water, and other resources. With our current population increase rates the population will double within the next century....   [tags: Environment Consumerism Population Essays]
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Illegal Immigration - Illegal immigration is a grave issue that affects everyone in the world. Illegal immigration is the process of an alien, or non-citizen, who has entered a country without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa (Free Online Law Dictionary). The flow of illegal immigrants is almost entirely from countries of lower socioeconomic levels to countries of higher socioeconomic levels. Basically, foreigners tend to migrate from undeveloped countries to developed countries. Many from Africa, an undeveloped continent, illegally migrate to Europe, a developed continent, in search of opportunities....   [tags: Immigration History] 2619 words
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China's Population Control - China, being a country that has all eyes on them have become one of the most prominent countries in the world recently. Development within the country has by far surpass the expectations of the people all around the world. Despite all that, China face some of the world’s biggest problems for instance overpopulation. The meaning of overpopulation is the excessive population of an area to the point of overcrowding, depletion of natural resources, or environmental deterioration. And with that, the one-child policy was introduced to control the population of People's Republic of China (PRC) or more commonly known as China....   [tags: Ethics ] 1596 words
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Spaying and Neutering - Many people don’t spay or neuter their pets, especially cats. There are a lot of benefits and yet according to The Humane Society of the United States, six to eight million cats enter the shelters each year and while three to four million are adopted out, another three to four million are killed. “An unsprayed female cats, her mate and all of their offspring producing just 2 litters per year (the average is 3-4), with just 2.8 surviving kittens per litter can total to 66,088 cats in just 6 years” (Goldstein & O’Keefe 4)....   [tags: Animal Cruelty]
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Environmental Science: Deforestation - Environmental science Deforestation One would be amazed to learn all of the things that our environment provides for our everyday life, one of those things being trees. Trees do so many amazing things for us; they allow us to live on earth by providing oxygen, preventing soil erosion, provide housing for many different animal species around the world, providing heat and energy for us. They play such a big part of our daily lives that many people may not even realize it. Some little known benefits that trees provide us are that they actually increase our homes property value, we use them when we go to school, notebooks, when we eat lunch on fieldtrips, paper lunch bags, and so much more....   [tags: trees, energy, earth]
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Making People Perfect - ... Then what. Some of the advantages of designing babies is the freedom of choice. The freedom of choice argument is letting a woman and man choose if they want a genetically modified baby. This is an advantage because it is pro freedom of choice. And that if your family has a genetically transferred disease, because then you could prevent your kid from having said disease or diseases (Parry). But as well as advantages there are disadvantages. For example, history has shown that in the 1940s, the Nazis tried to design the human race, just like they are trying to design the next generations of people (Keim)....   [tags: genetics, consequences, technology] 556 words
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The Downside of Technology Exposed in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World - Brave New World illustrates a utopian societie; however, the utopia Brave New World attempts to create is primarily governed by technological progress. The novel shows that an obsession with technological progress creates a dystopic society. Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World illustrates a utopian society; however, the utopia that Brave New World attempts to create is predominantly governed by technological progress. Throughout the novel, Aldous Huxley shows that an obsession with technological progress creates a flawed and dystopic society....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]
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Issues Behind Illegal Immigration - Why should illegal immigration be focused on by effort to restructure U.S. borders. Illegal immigration is an American concern. Our borders are dangerously open to aliens and the population continues to grow which can cause overpopulation in the United States. Illegal aliens weaken the national security of America. This can effectively create a cover for terrorists and criminals. Also, illegal immigrants are causing unemployment. Many citizens and illegal aliens are competing for jobs, but because the undocumented immigrants are available for tougher jobs with lower wages, the companies are hiring them causing the citizens to lose their opportunities....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Immigration, USA, ] 570 words
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