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Overpopulation Presentation Notes 2/11/19


Debate on Disease Control 

      - Pro: The govt should make people get vaccinated 

      - Cons: Vaccines aren't effective all the time

      - Pro: Ebola outbreaks were quarantined

      - Quarantining is not effective

      - Con: Has some toxic ingredients (Aluminum and Formaldehyde) 


Is Global Population an Issue? 

      - Carrying Capacity is very difficult to define (believed to be 9 to 10 billion people)

      - Overpopulation leads to Global Warming: more cars, airplanes, CO2 and leads to infectious disease 

      - Animals are going extinct because of humans 

      - Scarcity of resources: Water and Fossil Fuels

      - Benefits: Growth in the labor force and Urbanization which leads to economic development



Human Overpopulation 

      - Change is essential because overpopulation leads to a decline in the value of life

      -  Population growth is causing for there to be fewer resources - hunger, poverty, and disease will continue to rise     

      - Enforcing 1-child policy and if we continue we would need to find another planet 

      - Humans can change their environment and build larger buildings


Population Growth Regulation Debate (my group) 




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Group Identity or Name: Group One


Group Members: Olivia Santos, Bailey Nelson, Allison Tamayo, Winni Yao, and Cynthia Cheng


Group Dynamics Assignment

You will be working as a group throughout the semester – think about what is important to your group by completing the following questionnaire. Pass this in as a group at the beginning of lab during the week of 4 February 2019 and each member of the group should also post this on their personal E-portfolio.


1. What is the ideal way to divide work between group members? Should there be a group leader or coordinator? How should decisions be made by the group? How “democratic” should the internal dynamics of the group be?

Ideally, we would divide work between group members equally and by points of interest. Someone should take charge and assign major roles for areas of focus with projects and labs just to keep other members accountable for their parts. Decisions will hopefully be made democratically and by majority vote as there are an odd number of people in this group and thus, a decision will always be made.


2. What is the ideal method or methods of communication between group members? Should you be communicating in more than one way? Should you physically meet on a regular basis?

Ideally, there would be multiple methods of communication in order to guarantee that everyone is well-informed about what is going on in the group and with the presentation. It would be a mix of physically meeting regularly and having consistent contact via text message/email.


3. What are the ways that your group could fail? How can you avoid such pitfalls?

One way that the group could fail would be if some or any of the members don’t complete the work that they need to do. By assigning work in advance, communicating regularly and having plenty of time to complete work, hopefully everybody will be able to complete their portion of the assignments

A lack of communication or miscommunication would ultimately result in extra work that otherwise could have been avoided


You will be participating in presentations and debates during the lab. Your group will work together on assigned topics, researching, discussing, and developing data-based and logical arguments that support or refute the various sides of a topic. Develop a grading rubric for such assignments – list the various parts of such assignments and assign a weight to each part. Include this rubric when you turn in your thoughts on the questions above and also post this rubric on your respective E-portfolios.



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