Unit 6 – Table of contents

  1. POPULATION GROWTH: THE EVOLUTION OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION (Pp. 8-9).
  2. WORLD POPULATION DISTRIBUTION.
    1. Factors for high-density areas (p. 10).
    2. Demographic deserts: factors and areas (p. 11).
  3. POPULATION CHANGES: MIGRATIONS (pp. 14-19).
    1. Population changes: natural increase and migrations.
    2. Migrations: types.
    3. Net migration rate.
    4. The effects of migration.
    5. Global migration history.
    6. Migration today.
  4. POPULATION CHANGES: NATURAL INCREASE (pp. 28-33, 36-7).
    1. The natural increase of population.
    2. Birth rates: causes and consequences.
    3. Death rates: causes and consequences.
    4. Population growth and structure. Population pyramids.
    5. Demographic models: the Demographic Transition Theory.
  5. THE POPULATION OF SPAIN.
    1. Evolution of Spanish population and distribution (pp. 12-13).
    2. The migration history of Spain (p. 16).
    3. The natural increase of Spain’s population (pp. 34-35).

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Crash Course Ecology #3 – Human Population Growth

Watch the video and answer the questions in your notebook

  1. What is the ‘exponential growth’ of a population?
  2. Number of people in the World in 1650. When did we reach 4 billion people?
  3. How does he relate ‘noodles’ (Ramen and pasta) with population?
  4. What does the concept of ‘carrying capacity’ mean?
  5. Why has our population multiplied during the last 350 years?
  6. What is each individual, for some scientists, mathematicians and economists?
  7. Why is the current growth impossible to maintain? What is the limit? What is the ecologic footprint?
  8. What are the main consequences of human growth for other elements of the habitat?
  9. What cultural factor is to be taken into account when speaking about demography?
  10. What is the ‘positive feedback loop’ about? Has it changed? How?