World Issues: Geographical Importance
arable land:
land fit for growing crops
developing countries:
less industrialized countries whose economics have created higher levels of consumerism, wealth and developed infrastructure
developed countries:
industrialized countries whose economy have higher levels of consumerism, wealth and development of infrastructure
cash crops:
crops grown NOT for local consumption, but for monetary gain
globalization:
the process of greater global interaction among peoples, such as the economic force of making the world one big market place
rule of 70:
estimates the number of years a country will take to double its population (70/growth rate)
optimum population:
a level of population that could thrive without harming the earths resources, while sustaining a standard of living that would be satisfactory
carrying capacity:
the maximum number of people a habitat can support
total fertility rate (TFR):
refers to the average number of children each woman will have in their life time
trickle down economics:
the theory that the benefits for wealthy corporations and individuals are passed down through thigh levels of wages and benefits
green revolution:
sciences’ contribution to increasing food yields through biotechnology applications
GDP (gross domestic product):
the value of all goods and services produced and consumed domestically
sustainability:
the earths’ ability to support our needs and those of every other species on earth on a continual basis
fertility lag:
when medical advances and improved living environments produce a decline in death rates in some areas but there is no immediate corresponding fall in births
hydroflurocarbons (HFCs), perflurocarbons (PFCs), and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6):
these gases do not occur naturally – they are generated by a variety of industrial processes. SF6 and PFCs are the most heat-absorbent of all greenhouse gases
The largest polluter for most Canadians is:
their car
Decision:
a choice
programmed decision:
something you do automatically
informed decision:
a decision made after considering and analyzing information; you must pass judgement on
leader of a hamlet:
volunteer committee member
leader of a village:
reeve (elected)
leader of a town:
mayor (elected)
leader of a city:
mayor (elected)
leader of a province:
governor/premier (elected)
leader of a country:
president/prime minister/dictator (elected/seized power)
leader of the world:
secretary general of UN (elected from appointed people)
leader of the world trade organization:
president of the World Bank (appointed)
where will they hide RFID chips in products?
they will be printed into the actual fabric of the product
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