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What can be done to prevent similar outbreaks to the Irish Potato Famine in the future?

Scenario:

You are a demographer, a person who studies population patterns. Like most demographers, you are well aware of the growth of the human population in the last century. In 1900, the earth had a population of about one and a half billion people. By 2000, earth's population had quadrupled to six billion people. Most of these people live in the developing world.

One of your responsibilities is to help educate the public about the consequences of over-population. People don't understand much about demographics, so part of your job is to put your findings into language that lay people can understand. Sometimes you are asked to give speeches to business and environmental organizations. For example, next week you are participating in a panel discussion at Westmont College on the causes of famine.

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You are a member of a panel that has been invited to Westmont College to discuss the causes of famine. Each member of the panel has been assigned to research one of the following famines so the panel can explore shared causes and discuss what can be done to prevent similar outbreaks in the future.

Please help me write a paper on:
The Irish "Potato Famine" of 1846-50

Individual presentation should include a discussion of the social, political and environmental conditions that contributed to the famine in whole or in part, a description of the extent of the famine, efforts that were made to alleviate human suffering and the extent to which they were successful.

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The response addresses the queries posted in 1275 words with references.

//The given discussion is based on the 'Irish Potato Famine', which occurred during the period of 1846 to 1850. In this first section of the discussion paper, the introduction and the emergence of this famine and its conditions are explained in detail.//

The Irish Potato Famine (1846-1850)

It started with a disease of the potato crop that left the Irish farmland covered with black rot. The price of food mounted high, as the yield of crops across Europe failed. The food stores of the subsistence-level Irish farmers were rotting in their cellars. They relied on crops to pay the rent to their British and Protestant landlords and they were destroyed. Farmers who ate the rotten produce fell ill and many villages were caught with cholera and typhus. Parish priests who were worried about the pursuit of their religious activities were forced to give up buying coffins, so as to feed the starving families and due to this, the dead were unburied or buried only in the clothes they wore when they died. (Interpreting The Irish Famine, 1846-1850)

//After having a good understanding of the famine and its circumstance, in the next section of the discussion paper, the effects of the famine are discussed in detail to be better understood by the users.//

The effects of famine

One million Irish people lost their lives due to hunger and disease, because of the Irish Famine of 1846-50. However, enormous amount of food were being exported from Ireland. Half of a million of people were driven out of their homes during the potato blight and one and a half million migrated to America, Australia and Britain, often on-board rotting, overcrowded "coffin ships. There was an increase in the export of livestock to Britain during the famine. Bacon and ham's exports rose. Altogether, over three million live animals were exported from Ireland between 1846 and 1850; this number was more than the number of people who migrated from Ireland during ...

Solution Summary

/The given discussion is based on the 'Irish Potato Famine', which occurred during the period of 1846 to 1850. In this first section of the discussion paper, the introduction and the emergence of this famine and its conditions are explained in detail. In the next section of the discussion paper, the effects of the famine are discussed in detail to be better understood by the users. In the last section of the discussion paper the social, political and environmental conditions, which are responsible for the given famine and which contribute in such famine and environmental conditions are specified. This solution is 1275 words with two APA references.

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