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Title: Getting Started With Global Issues


1
Getting Started With Global Issues
  • Answer Key

2
5 Characteristics of a Global Issue
  • Persistent
  • Widespread
  • Affects large s of people
  • Is an underlying cause of events
  • Is connected to other global issues

3
Mobile as a metaphor for relationship between
global issues
  • As with a mobile, changes with one part of the
    system affect other issues and the entire system

4
Darfur, Sudan crisis interconnected issues
  • Desertification, poverty, migration high
    fertility rates heightened competition between
    Arab herders and African farmers for the scarce
    resources of wood, food, water

5
Good Quality of Life Factors
  • Food
  • Water
  • Shelter
  • Health
  • Education
  • Family
  • Community
  • Political Religious Freedom,
  • Happiness
  • Security

6
Developed vs. Developing Countries
  • Developed countries have higher average per
    capita income than developing countries

7
Sustainability
  • Ability to meet our needs without limiting the
    ability of future generations to meet their needs
    in the areas of economy, environment, society

8
Renewable Resources
  • Can be restored or replenished at basically the
    same rate they are consumed
  • Ex forests, fish, wind, water, tides, solar
    energy

9
Non-renewable Resources
  • Exist in fixed amounts and cannot be readily
    restored through human or natural processes
  • Ex metal, minerals, fossil fuels

10
Carrying Capacity
  • The maximum number of people the Earth can
    support without permanent ecological damage or
    resource depletion
  • Increased by the agricultural revolutions food
    production technology
  • Decreased by higher population, pollution,
    resource consumption rates

11
GDP vs. GPI
  • GDP calculates economic growth as the total
    amount of goods services produced annualy in a
    country GPI also adds desirable non-material
    services such as volunteerism and childcare and
    subtracts negative factors such as crime
    pollution

12
Pg. 11 Graph comparing GDP GPI betweebn 1970
mid 1990s
  • GDP up, GPI down

13
No Exit Cartoon
  • The grass is always greener on the other side -
    our notion of happiness is sometimes driven by
    what other people have

14
Personal vs. Structural Solutions
  • Personal solutions are individual actions that
    can contribute to sustainability, but structural
    solutions attempt to address underlying causes
    and often involve government decisions and
    policies that encourage or discourage certain
    behaviors

15
Tax Policies or Subsidies on Fossil Fuel Use
  • Governments can reduce gas consumption by raising
    the gas tax or subsidizing the auto industry to
    develop higher mileage vehicles

16
System (living/non-living)
  • Non-systems approach a quick fix, doesnt
    consider the interrelations, alternative, or
    mobile affect
  • Systems approach a sustainable approach that
    considers causes multiple effects, now and in
    future

17
Worldview influences
  • A persons basic assumption beliefs about how
    the world works
  • Influenced by culture, history, family, religion,
    education

18
Real World Event (Iceberg Model)
  • Events tip of iceberg, what we
  • first hear or see in the
  • news
  • Patterns recurring events
  • Structures the underlying cause
  • of patterns events

19
Multiple Perspectives Critical Thinking for
Sustainability
  • Multiple perspectives leads us to appreciate
    benefit from the viewpoints of diverse peoples.
  • Critical thinking demands that we gather
    necessary information and credible evidence to
    reach wise solutions.

20
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