Coty J. Colbert
OMM612: Managing in Social Change
Instructor: Lisa Barrow
May 13, 2013
Population Density We live in a world where there are a lot of people, but not everyone shares the same views, ideas, morality, or civility. The more people brought into this world means the more resources we will consume, the poorer we may become, the crime rates may increase, and jobs may become scarce. Everyone and everything has a breaking point. This could be the very stressful on the planet. Americans may feel the sting of what is to come in the future if we do not take care of those issues now. Having many resources available means people are more likely to utilize them at their leisure. This will expend that resource quickly and cause us to look for more elsewhere. These resources include paper, iron, steel, and aluminum.
One study (Harper & Leicht, 2011) demonstrated whoever wants to argue that the population growth problem is declining and self-correcting points to the diminishing percentage increase; whoever wants to argue the continued existence of danger points to the growing billions of people. But billions of people consume—not just those who are added as a result of a rate of increase. We also never tend to miss something until it is gone. This means some are less likely to care until it reaches their doorstep. A larger population means we will have to do a lot more to sustain our livelihood. If you take things like medicine and their ability to heal, people are more likely to live longer lives keeping the population totals high. Medical advances in the control of epidemic disease and improvements in public services (urban sewage and water systems, garbage collection, and so
Population 3 forth) contributed to improved health and reduced mortality rates (Harper & Leicht, 2011, p. 330). This can also be attributed to having larger amounts of children in poor areas. One study (Harper & Leicht, 2011) demonstrated children provide a form of old-age support; children provide economic support through their labor on the farm or the sale of their labor to others; and children add little to household expenditures in a condition of deep poverty. Consistent with abundant evidence from demographic transitions, living in chronic poverty does not provide the incentives for reducing fertility, and population programs directed at this goal are likely to fail. Think about populations in terms of living arrangements. There is no true sense of privacy; there are shared responsibilities such as rent or utilities. The roommates are not always compatible, but due to saving a dollar or two people are more open minded to the possibilities of new people. This is not that dissimilar to people in the military or those that share a dorm room. Things to consider as well would be space invasion, and borrowing goods or clothing without asking. Every situation has its pros and cons. Hopefully the good helps to outweigh the bad. A neutral situation would be working and living on a Navy ship. There are really diverse cultures and close living quarters. Times can be good, and times can be not so good. Some examples would include the use of potable water. There is a recycling process to use sea water to meet the needs of the crew. When the potable water runs out, that crew is subject to use water bottles for their drinking or hygiene needs. There are too many crewmen and not enough showers so imagine what the nose has to go through at times. Compartment and
Population 4 sleeping spaces have limited storage so people cannot take a lot of personal items onboard at one time.
There is one television per berthing compartment. This means that having a portable DVD player is very important for viewing variety. Having this little piece of heaven also helps to decongest the common area where men or