Learning Objectives

17.1 Identify key global population trends, including regional diff erences and birth, death, and growth rates.

17.2 Understand the debate over population growth and consumption.

17.3 Describe U.S. historical and contemporary trends in urbanization, the rise of global cities, and the rapid growth of cities in the developing world.

17.4 Take a sociological perspective on attitudes toward and causes and consequences of climate change.