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# What are the patterns of population growth?

## What are the patterns of population growth?

Two types of population growth patterns may occur depending on specific environmental conditions: An exponential growth pattern (J curve) occurs in an ideal, unlimited environment. A logistic growth pattern (S curve) occurs when environmental pressures slow the rate of growth.

### How increases in human population affect consumption of natural resources?

Increases in the size of the human population or in the per-capita consumption of a given population cause increases in the consumption of natural resources. ii. Natural resource consumption causes changes in Earth systems.

What are the two models of population growth?

Population growth can be described with two models, based on the size of the population and necessary resources. These two types of growth are known as exponential growth and logistic growth.

What is population consumption?

The sum of all human activity, and thus the sum of all environmental, economic, and social impacts from human activity, is captured by considering population together with consumption. “Population” customarily includes numbers of people and the rate at which those numbers are changing.

## How does population growth affect resources?

Generally speaking, as the human population grows, our consumption of natural resources increases. More humans consume more freshwater, more land, more clothing, etc. For example, natural gas plants have become increasingly more efficient, thus humans are able to obtain more energy out of the same amount of gas.

### What kind of data is population?

Population counts are typically referred to as discrete or quantitative data. Why is population density a continuous data type when it is typically measured for aggregate areas such as census tracts or districts/neighbourhoods (ie, it can’t be measured at any point on a surface like gradient or temperature).

What are types of population?

There are three types of population pyramids:

• Expansive Pyramid. It is triangular in shape wherein each age group displays a bar shorter than the one preceding it, symbolising that more people die as we progress through the pyramid.
• Constrictive Pyramid.
• Stable Pyramid.

What are the greatest consequences of population growth?

A rapidly increasing population reduces incomes, savings and investment. Thus capital formation is retarded and job opportunities are reduced, thereby increasing unemployment. Moreover, as the labour force increases in relation to land, capital and other resources, complementary factors available per worker decline.

## What are the effects of population growth on our environment?

Populations and Environmental Issues More people require more resources, which means that as the population increases, the Earth’s resources deplete more rapidly. The result of this depletion is deforestation and loss of biodiversity as humans strip the Earth of resources to accommodate rising population numbers.

### How are population and consumption related?

PIP: The relationship between population growth, resource consumption, and environmental degradation is complex. Consumption patterns have the most effect on ozone depletion, while population growth threatens biodiversity of and within species through the destruction of ecosystems.