Business Administration

SOC 450 Solutions to Global Issues Discussion Questions

Week 1 | Discussion

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Projecting the World Population

No one knows what the world’s population will be in the future, but the United Nations gives three projections: high, medium, and low. Explain how each of these projections would affect the global community. Provide specific examples.

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Week 2 | Discussion

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Slowing Down Global Warming

Reputable scientific studies continue to show that the earth is warming at an unsustainable rate because of a rise in the release of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane (CH4) gases. How would the continued increase of these gases affect day-to-day living across the globe?

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The Cost of Natural Resources

The economies and populations of the developing world are affected significantly when oil prices rise. Why do the economies of countries in places such as the Global South react to oil prices so severely compared to developed countries like the United States? 

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Accessing Non-Renewable Resources

Countries that claim the most access to the planet’s resources continue to grow in population and economy at an increasing pace. This growth places a strain on the availability of non-renewable resources. What responsibility do these countries have in ensuring the rest of the world has fair access to these resources?

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