After watching the video, please answer the three questions below in essay format, utilizing specific details from the video in your responses. Your essay must be between 1000 -1500 words total in length. This assignment will be evaluated based on how well each response summarizes the main points of the video, utilizing proper grammar and spelling, and creative writing skills. See below for detailed grading rubric.
Assignment objectives (1000-1500 words total):
First, provide a short summary of the video (~250 words for the summary). Then, provide detailed responses to the following questions:
- In your own words, describe the terms “death rate”, “life expectancy”, “immigration” and “emigration”. How do these terms figure into determining population dynamics for an area?
- What is the impact of megacities on the environment? Why are they having such an impact, in terms of resource use and demands on the environment?
- What is meant by carrying capacity? Do you think the Earth has reached its carrying capacity? Why or why not? Why are there so many differing opinions about this?