Friday, November 13, 2009
The government is very sustainable, modelled after the British form of government. It is a parliamentary democracy, complete with a legislative, executive, and judicial branch. There is a monarchy and Prime Minister and several political parties.
air pollution and resulting acid rain severely affecting lakes and damaging forests; metal smelting, coal-burning utilities, and vehicle emissions impacting on agricultural and forest productivity; ocean waters becoming contaminated due to agricultural, industrial, mining, and forestry activities
Canada, as a developed country, is also one of the richest countries in the world. It has a high literacy rate, and minimum schooling age of 17 years. The increased focus on education leads to a stable economy and well educated population. The abundance of water and natural resources allows for the small, but positive growth rate in this country to be sustained.
Here, a lot of people starve. They don't feed themselves. Over half the country is below the poverty line. They use very little oil, and there is little travel period. Lots of the agriculture work is done by hand. There is enough water right now, but it’s quickly being polluted by factories and other industries.
The government is sustainable, and is very much modeled after the U.S./British form of government (no monarchy). However, there isn’t enough food to go around, even though very few people are unemployed (less than 4%). The growth rate isn’t high, but the country is barely sustaining itself as is.
The water needs to be cleaned up by finding a way for the factories to stop dumping in the main river. Food and better paying jobs need to be available widespread. However, the lack of food and large amounts of disease are what help keep the population from spiraling out of control.
There are too many people and not enough resources or space to sustain the people Honduras. In addition, Honduras tends to be lumped in with the rest of the poor, Central American countries, and doesn’t receive as much foreign assistance.
Per capita: $4,400
Urbanization rate is 48%, mostly concentrated in Tegucigalpa.
39.2% work in agriculture, 20.9% work in sales, and 39.8% work in services
Sugar, coffee, and textiles are the main natural resources as well as economic engines.
GDP: $1.3 trillion
Per capita: $39,100
Urban population: 80% of total population
Population: 7, 792,845
Projected population in 2025: 10, 865,162
Infant mortality: 24.03 per 1,000
Life expectancy: 69.4 years
Fertility: 3.27 kids per woman
Percentage Under 15/Over 65: 41.7 percent
This country is growing, but at a slower rate due to the high HIV infection rate.