ENVR 1401 Lonestar College The Human Population Discussion Questions

Question Description

https://www.npr.org/2011/10/31/141816460/visualizing-how-a-population-grows-to-7-billion

1) Watch video – NPR: 7 billion

2) After watching the video answer the following questions:

a) How long did it take human population to reach 7 billion?

b) In the video they mention 2 important factors that decreased mortality rates. What are these factors? Why are they important for demographic transition?

c) Scientists cannot agree if we will reach a carrying capacity. However, what do they all agree on? Why is it important for us to use our resources sustainably?

Initial post is due by Friday April 3 at 11:59PM. Reply to a minimum of 2 classmates and engage in in-depth discussions. Replies due by Sunday April 5 at 11:59PM.

Criteria

3

2

1

0

Timeliness

Initial post and replies were posted during the assignment period.

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Not posted during the assignment period

Not posted

Answers to questions a – c (listed above)

Posted the answers to questions a-c

Posted answers to 2 out of the 3 questions.

Posted answers to 1 out of the 3 questions.

Did not answer any of the questions.

Sustainability

discussion

Provides a thorough discussion of the importance of using our resources sustainably.

Provides a discussion of the importance of using our resources sustainably.

Mentions the importance of using our resources sustainably.

Does not mention or discuss the importance of using our resources sustainably.

Replies

Replies to a minimum of 2 classmates and engages in multi-post in-depth discussions.

Replies to 1 or more classmates

Replies to one classmate.

Does not reply to other classmates.

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