Monday, 26 March 2012

English Homework POST 6.5 LOL

Lol this voki does not look like me (:

Monday, 19 March 2012

Humanitarian Issue

The thought of "what if the world population doubled"? has always crossed my mind so i did a little research and found out that:

On earth right now there is approximately over 7 billion people on this earth right now. 45 years ago the worlds population had only approximately 3.5 billion people that's half of ours today. The united nations believe that by 2050 the worlds population will rise to 8.91 billion people on earth.

If the worlds population did double food would become a shortage because there would be twice as many people consuming food everyday. The demand for food would also increase because of the population overload. Everything would be a shortage and the prices for food would dramatically increase because of the want for food. Eventually food would become a scarce thing and soon the government would want to have a limit per family. In some cases a lot of people would eventually die because of the shortage of food.

A good thing about this is that there would be more jobs because of the population more houses,malls and schools would need to be built to fit the population. But a bad thing is that 100 trees are needed to make one wooded framed house which means we would lose a lot of oxygen as trees give us oxygen. It would also harm the endangered species of animals as it would destroy their habitats.

Water would also be a shortage because you need water to live right?You cant live without it. This would mean water would go out very quickly because their would be twice as many people drinking and people need at least 8 cups of water a day. And an normal household uses about 870 litres of water a day imagine 14 billion people using that much water everyday.

If the world actually doubled the population electricity would very dangerous. As there is about 14 billion people on the planet more power plants will be needed to built in order to match the peoples needs. But to much electricity or an overload can be very deadly. With alot of electricity pollution would be increased because of the toxics released from the power plants.

So what if the population did double all these things would happen but according to research the worlds population is growing not shrinking which could mean this could happen in the future.


Monday, 12 March 2012


So I chose to read the awesome sequel to the Hunger Games - Catching Fire. I read this book because the last book kept me hanging and i wanted to find out what would happen to Katniss and Peeta.

Every year in Panem, the dystopic nation that exists where the U.S. used to be, the Capitol holds a televised tournament in which two teen "tributes" from each of the surrounding districts fight a gruesome battle to the death. In The hunger games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, the tributes from District Twelve, prevented the Gamemakers from choosing only one victor, forcing them to let both teens survive. In this fast paced anticipated sequel, Katniss, again the narrator, returns home to find herself more the center of attention than ever. The sinister President Snow surprises her with a visit, and Katniss's fear when Snow meets with her alone is both palpable and justified.

Catching Fire is divided into three parts: Katniss and Peeta's mandatory Victory Tour through the districts, preparations for the 75th Annual Hunger Games, and a truncated version of the Games themselves. Slower paced than its predecessor, this sequel explores the nation of Panem: its power structure, rumors of a secret district, and a spreading rebellion, ignited by Katniss and Peeta's subversive victory. Katniss also deepens as a character. The characters are also more relatable this time in my opinion.

Though initially bewildered by the attention paid to her, she comes almost to embrace her status as the rebels' symbolic leader. Though more of the story takes place outside the arena than within.The tantalizing hints of a possible District 13 guarantee more surprises for readers. The ending is a cliffhanger, and fans of the series will eagerly await the next installment.

I personally thought this book was better than the first, with its twists and turns you will never know what comes next. I also groaned at the ending becausen at the book's conclusion, since the ending had many loose ends. I cant wait to read the last of the trilogy "Mockingjay".

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