12-U1D2 - Reflect on some of the areas where you feel you are using your own cultural boundaries appropriately and some areas where you would like to make improvements

GLOBAL ISSUES W E A L T H A N D P O V E R T Y • The millennium development goals foreign aid and development • Approaches to distribution of wealth: market, state, civil society • The effect of geography on wealth and poverty • Positive and/or negative aspects of globalization P O P U L A T I O N • Causes of the population explosion • The changing population of the world • Population growth and development • Development and population growth • Government policies (controlling or promoting population growth) F O O D • World food production • The extent of world hunger • Causes of world hunger • How food affects development • How development affects food • The green revolution • Government food policies E N E R G Y The energy crisis - responses by various governments to the energy crisis: • The United States • Western Europe • Japan • China • Other P r i n t C r e d i t s T H E E N V I R O N M E N T Air: • Smog • Airborne lead • Acid rain • The ozone layer • Global warming Land: • Solid waste • Toxic waste • Deforestation • Government response to waste • Industry response to waste Water Personal environments (workplace and home) Natural resources: • Resource efficiency • Recycling • Substituting • Reducing needs • Overdevelopment • Mining low-grade ores Extinction (species and cultures) Environmental politics T E C H N O L O G Y • Benefits of technology • Short-term versus long-term benefits • Consequences of technology • Inappropriate use of technology • War(nuclear war and beyond) A L T E R N A T I V E F U T U R E S • Nuclear weapons • Global climate change • Overpopulation • Resource depletion • Triage and life boat ethics • Growth • Sustainable development • The carrying capacity of the earth • Optimum size of Earth's population • Future food supplies • Alternative/sustainable/organic CREDITS Subject Matter Expert:

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Project Manager: Global Issues Jay Austin Felicity Pearson Kyle Huppert L i c e n s e d u n d e r a C r e a t i v e C o m m o n s A t t r i b u t i o n 3 . 0 L i c e n s e .