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Title: Limits to Human Population Growth or Will the Earth turn into a Giant Human Feedlot?


1
Limits to Human Population GrowthorWill the
Earth turn into a Giant Human Feedlot?
  • By Susan Smith
  • AGRI 85
  • Tuesday Afternoon Lab
  • Instructor Jonathan Leonard

2
Some Alarming Facts
  • Human Population is skyrocketing.
  • Natural Resources are disappearing at alarming
    rates.
  • Food production is increasing to meet human
    demand.
  • This can not continue at present rates.

3
The Human Population has Grown Tremendously in
Recent Decades

4
This growth may cause overshoot and collapse!Has
this ever happened before?YES!
  • Reindeer introduced to islands.
  • 3500 Years ago in Mesopotamia.
  • Easter Island in the Pacific.

5
Questions I want to answer in my ProjectWhat
are the current details on
  • World Population (Historical and Projections)
  • World Grain Production
  • World Meat Production
  • World Fish Production
  • Is there evidence of pending world-wide overshoot
    and collapse?

6
Sources I will use
  • United Nations Food and Agricutlure
    Organization www.fao.org
  • Vital Signs Series, published by WorldWatch
  • The Population Reference Bureau
  • The Ecological Institute
  • The Sustainability Institute

7
Which Will it Be?
  • Ecological Balance
  • Or
  • Overshoot and Collapse?
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