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.
You must write in your own words, as Turnitin will be used to check for plagiarism. As per the course policy, plagiarism will have serious consequences. Detailed information on what constitutes Plagiarism is provided i . Basically, using the exact words, opinions, or information from another source (websites, books, etc.) without citing that source will be considered plagiarism. Failure to abide by these guidelines and to cite all sources used will result in a “0” for the assignment, a report to the dean, and any further infractions will result in an “F” or “FF” grade for the course.
Please use Microsoft Word or PDF when submitting your assignment (Canvas will not accept other file formats).
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?