Chapter Learning Objectives

The Forces of Change: A Warming Planet, Increasing Population, and Shifting Technology

  • Explain the causes of global warming and its effect on modern humans.
  • Discuss human population growth and outline its effects on human health.
  • Define the nutrition transition and explain the changes in humans’ average height and weight over the past century or two.
  • Explain the effects of hypersanitation.

Our Ongoing Evolution

  • List the ways that humans are evolving even today.

Who Will We Be Tomorrow?

  • Describe what direction you think human evolution will take based on the knowledge you have accumulated throughout your reading of this book.