Population has grown from 1 billion to over 6 billion globally from
the dark ages to present. China maintains nearly one fifth of the
world's population. They provide incentives and strategies to control
population (Wright & Boorse, 2014). This week’s discussion will
focus on topics covered in Chapter 9. For this week's class discussion,
please respond to the following:
What is exponential population growth? (see page 76)
Is the global population growing exponentially?
What are the implications on our ecosystem when the population increases?
Do we have enough resources to sustain an exponentially growing world population thinking 100 years into the future?
How does China enforce their one (or now two) child policy?
How can governments try to reduce fertility rates without going the route of China’s one (or two) child policy?