Essays Tagged: "World population"

Essay on Pillar of Salt by Sandra Postel

of growth in population there will not be enough resources to satisfy the demands, and that by the world population will suffer from widespread famine as well as several other crisis states. Though b ... ation that he spoke of. Pillar of Sand clearly illustrates this with the irrigation issues that the world now faces. Freshwater is one of the natural resources that is the most vital to civilization t ...

(9 pages) 68 0 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

World Demographic Development (and Food Supply)

RevolutionsThe two changes in the use of the earth's resources that had the greatest effect on the world population werethe neolithic and the industrial revolutions.The neolithic revolution (a.k.a. a ... hine power. It took place in the 18th century in Europe and is still happening in many parts of the world.In many characteristics it has been similar to the neolithic revolution: it increased producti ...

(7 pages) 188 0 4.3 Jan/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Evaluation: Twenty years ago natural hazards were a major topic of study as people were seen to be at risk from the environment. Today the situation appears to be reversed, and there is concern that t

e turn of the century. The Earth though has always been plagued by natural disasters. Now, with the world population growing at a rapid rate more people are living in hazard prone areas. Events which ... ominant movement of people being from farm to town or city (Burton et al,1978.). It is this growing world population, Burton et al (1978) suggest, that is the main reason behind why hazards are increa ...

(8 pages) 169 0 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Marranos, a Lost People. Origin and believes

e might call them New Jews, some New Christians, and others call them Marranos. The majority of the world population has no idea who the Marranos are. To begin to explain these secret people, one must ... a who the Marranos are. To begin to explain these secret people, one must first receive a lesson in World History. We will begin in the 1492.In school, we are brainwashed to connect the year 1492 with ...

(10 pages) 63 0 4.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Global Warming. 5 pages. Causes, effects, and possible solutions, such as: the kyoto treaty, "sinks", and hemp.

ult it is slowly depleting. Some people have begun taking responsibility for their actions, but the world is still not doing enough. Although many people may not agree that this problem exists, the wo ... threaten human health and existing deserts will spread; the consequences are nearly endless. If the world population does not do something now, global warming will do more damage than has any other ma ...

(4 pages) 352 0 4.3 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

The Population Problem

in An Essay on the Principle of Population, reached the conclusion that the number of people in the world will increase exponentially, while the ability to feed these people will only increase arithme ... per person of 12 percent (Brown 31).Also strengthening to Malthus' argument is the theory that the world population will increase to over 10 billion by 2050, two times what it was in 1990 (Bongaarts ...

(12 pages) 621 1 3.9 May/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Should Smoking Be Banned from Public Places? What are the effects of smoking? Do we have the right to ban smoking in public places, taking into consideration the Morals and ethics.

s; only 15% of the total smokers were aged between 12 and 24. About 46% of all males in the general world population smoke while less than 30% of women do. However, trends in tobacco consumption show ... incorrect and extremely cruel the way cigarette companies target teenagers and young people in 3rd world countries. They spent over 3.5 billion US dollars on advertisements while they could've used i ...

(5 pages) 411 2 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Pesticides Kill

The use of today's stronger pesticides, due to the need for greater food production for a growing world population, may be poisoning us all. Pesticides are vital tools in the production of food and ...

(3 pages) 120 1 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Discuss the causes of high rates of population growth

After growing very slowly for most of human history, the world's population more than doubled in the last half century, crossing the six billion mark in late ... ore than doubled in the last half century, crossing the six billion mark in late 1999. Furthermore, world population is still increasing by about 78 million people a year, despite the trend worldwide ... population size is even declining. However, these developed countries make up just one fifth of the world's population and consequently have little impact on demographic trends. This results in the ne ...

(6 pages) 261 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

A journal analysis of health and nutrition related issues of elderly individuals, compared to those of young children.

about 5 million in 1900, to about 42 million in 1990. Today, the elderly make up roughly 18% of the world population. They also account for 30 percent of all health care expenditures in the United Sta ...

(6 pages) 254 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

"Epilepsy", What is Epilepsy, how does one get epilepsy, what are the different types of Epilpsy, and what are the causes.

over 70 percent of the cases no cause has been identified. Did you know that about 1 percent of the world population, or over 2 million people, are diagnosed with epilepsy (Epilepsy Foundation)?Types ...

(4 pages) 110 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


Approximately one half of the world population uses tobacco. Smokingcigarettes is a common social habit. Most people smoke in the ... raldisorders.Tobacco is dangerous to our health.Smoking tobacco is the number one cause or death in world or US. One out of 5deaths is caused from smoking tobacco. Three million people worldwide die f ...

(4 pages) 63 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Agriculture and Development.

opment have brought the role of agriculture into question. Food production cannot be neglected; the world population still increases which implies that more and more people are to be fed. Moreover, an ... ural development in its full sense?The "market-assisted" or "negotiated land reform" concept of the World Bank is the idea that many agrarian reform processes are politically blocked by national elite ...

(8 pages) 151 1 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Essay on water scarcity in history, water scarcity in africa, and possible sollutions to water scarcity.

shelter and millions of people are able to get their food, water, and fuel from these areas. As the world population continues to expand people are overusing water and destroying many natural resource ... ying many natural resources. By destroying these ecosystems, more that 3,500 species are threatened worldwide, of which 25 percent are fish and amphibians. (Bergkamp 1) Dams block the return of salmon ...

(7 pages) 192 0 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

This essay is about overpopulation and how it effects the people, the environment and the individual. This essay is 20 pages in length and is very extensive.

" Prior to thenineteenth century, it was believed that God would provide for those who cameinto the world (Day 101). But, in 1798, this view was shaken by Thomas Malthus'An Essay on the Principle of P ... increasesarithmetically. Current evidence shows that this theory may not be far from thetruth. The world population reached 6 billion on October 12, 1999, and isexpected to reach 9.3 billion by 2050! ...

(30 pages) 372 0 4.1 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Biology GM foods

breeding, but only within the same species. Genetic modified food start to take place all over the world in the 20th century. This is the movement of genetic material from one organism to another but ... ans at 2% while in 2000 it was over 80%.The main reason why they actually used gm food was that the world hunger increased and especially in the third world countries it is very helpful. The world pop ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The American and European television news media

e traced to culture differences between the two continents. Americans wonder why the majorityof the world population was so against the war on Iraq, yet just watching the European news youcan find out ... e war. 80% of fox viewers had at least 1 of 3 misconceptions. The 3misconceptions were the U.S. had world support, there were links connecting the Iraqi formergovernment to 9/11, and weapons of mass d ...

(4 pages) 73 0 2.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Schizophrenia -- Defines the disease and goes over the types, symptoms, treatments, detection methods and a few other things. I have also included the works cited.

name of one disease. Usually, patients are not able to make sense of the signs and messages in the world around them. They tend to imagine an object as something completely different from what it rea ... pletely different from what it really is. Eventually schizophrenics will draw themselves out of the world entirely if the disease remains untreated for too long of a time period.An estimated 1% of the ...

(5 pages) 123 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Gentically modified foods, good or bad?

The world population has just recently reached 6 billion people and is predicted to double in the next 5 ... ould be able to handle the temperatures.Another way genetically modified foods is going to help the world is by making food, such as rice, more nutritious in third world countries. Malnutrition in thi ... because of the use of herbicides.In conclusion, genetically modified foods could solve many of the worlds hunger and malnutrition problems, and could also protect the environment by reducing the use ...

(2 pages) 68 1 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Single Cell Protein (SCP) and its effects

tion's or other processing. While SCP production may have potential for feeding the ever-increasing world population, in practice only a few schemes have proved to be commercially successful . Photosy ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology