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The Impact of Climate change on the Canadian environment and economy . Insert Name . . . . . . . . . Insert Course Title Insert Instructor’s Name 25 January 2011 Outline Introduction Background Prairie Droughts: The Palliser Triangle, the most prone region Causes of drought in the Canadian Prairies Negative Impact of drought to the Canadian Agricultural Economy Negative Impacts of Climatic change: Comparison with USA Economy Conclusion References . . . . . . . . . . . . . How climate change is affecting the Canadian economy in the agricultural sector and how climate changes have affected the economy in the prairie region of Canada? Introduction   Speculations are high and evidence are profound that changes taking place on the Canadian climate may affect the so called ‘climate-sensitive sectors of the economy’ (Natural Resources Canada, 2007). Overall, Canadian economy greatly depend on healthy and sustainable availability of natural resource industries such as forestry, fisheries and agriculture and on further note the reliability of the nation’s vital infrastructure that include transportation and health care systems (Natural Resources Canada, 2007). Agriculture is the singled out sector that this research paper will want to investigate within the realms of changing climatic conditions. Agriculture constitute an important sector to the Canadian economy and the larger society and given that Canada is located in the Northern region, climate for this nation has become a major constraint on almost all agricultural activities (North American Climate Institute, 1988). Many of agricultural activities in Canada are carried out under the greenhouse type of farming and though this model has succeeded its impact to the wider environment is what causes anxiety. For example, as evidenced, under greenhouse farming it always occurs that temperatures are increased to sustain the longer growing seasons, a situation that later results into increased thermal energy leading to increased precipitation (North American Climate Institute, 1988). As this scenario appears to be beautiful and supportive due to improved climate condition for agriculture, it is the other side of this scenario that cause shrill threat (North American Climate Institute, 1988). As the mentioned activities takes place on accelerated rate, solar energy increase leading to evapotransipiration, a situation that results in reductions in the availability of moisture for plants (North American Climate Institute, 1988).   Therefore, the happenings in the Prairies areas of Canada constitute the so-called normal or average conditions that are gradually drifting...

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1 Section A [15 marks] Questions 1-8 For each of the questions in this section, read the question first and then study the information given to find the answers. Then circle the answer A, B, C or D in the answer sheet provided. . “Success is nine times and getting up ten.”                               Jon Bon Jovi . . 1.In the quotation, Jon Bon Jovi is talking about A. B.failing C.winning D.persevering E.concentrating . WANTED: EVERYDAY HEROES If you know of someone whom you think is a hero, nominate him to be a National Hero 2008 For details, log on to www.everydayheroes.com . . . . . 2.The advertisement is aimed at finding a candidate for F. G.a movie H.an award I.a public police J.an organization . . . KUMAR’S SEMINAR 6 STRATEGIES THAT WILL GUARANTEE SUCCESS IN LIFE • Design a Life Plan • Model the Strategies of Excellent students • Develop a Personal Power • Become a Powerful Communicator • Eliminate Negative Habits • Develop Powerful Self Beliefs Learn How to ACHIEVE ALL THIS in a 2½ hours FREE SEMINAR! . . .   . . . . . . . . 3.Which of the strategies will guarantee success? K. L.Believing in others M.Becoming powerful N.Having strong self beliefs O.Developing negative habits . . . Unlike many frequent travelers, Lazarus is quite happy to be flying all over the world on his job. “ Travelling to different countries stretches your mind and keeps you on your toes, unlike if you stay at home, where everything is easy,” he said. “It keeps you going and helps you feel young and alive. Plus, it’s fun to see the differences between cultures.”   . . . . . . . . . . . 4.The phrase keeps you on your toes means that P.you must be alert and quick Q.your toes must be in perfect shape R.you must keep in touch with your mind . . . Downing too much acidic food including soda, fruit juice, pickles, yoghurt and even fresh fruit, can erode the teeth’s protective enamel and cause tooth decay. Any highly acidic food has the potential to cause damage to the teeth. It is the job of saliva to restore the mouth’s normal acid balance, but a steady diet of tart and tangy foods can overwhelm this natural defence.                           . . . . . . . . . . 5.The extract tells us that S.acidic food is good for...

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The Game Theory Techniques Are Used To Find The Equilibrium Of A Market

The Game Theory Techniques Are Used To Find The Equilibrium Of A Market.. The game theory techniques are used to find the equilibrium of a market. Game theory refers to the ways in which strategic interactions among economic agents produce outcomes with respect to the preferences (or utilities) of those agents, where the outcomes in question might have been intended by none of the agents. . . 1. Introduction The market structure identifies how a market works in terms of the number of the firms engaged in, the nature of the produced product, efficiency of firm etc. There are many forms of market structure and the most revealed is Oligopoly. In oligopolistic markets, there always remain a struggle between self interest and cooperation. If the output is limited by all the firms, the price becomes high, but it implies that then output will be expanded because of firm’s incentive to do that. The analysis through Game theory is directly relevant to the behaviour of businesses in oligopolistic markets. The decisions taken using the theory about the self interest and cooperation decide the investment and spending of the firms. Conventional economics describes the operation of mature & established markets, but it throws no light on people’s creativity in finding new ways of interacting with one another. The economics of markets is dynamic and evolving. . The innovation continues and nothing is taken given. In the rapidly and free-form transforming marketplace, game theory is the kernel of a new economics. . . 2. The Oligopoly The main characteristics of an oligopoly market are: o There are few firms to compete in. It may happen that a large number of firms are there but two very big manufacturers dominate the industry. o The Concentration Ratio of the market sales is in the hand of those two producers. If they account for 90% ratio of share of market sales in the industry it is called a 2 firm concentration ratio of 90%. The airlines industry is a good example of it. o The larger of the two firms has Price leadership that is followed by smaller firm o Collusion Potential o Interdependence between firms—Behaviour is affected by actions of rivals o Goods manufactured may be either highly differentiated or homogeneous o loyalty against brand & branding may cause a potential source of advantage o Cournot Model suggest equilibrium in long run cause normal profits...

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The Energy Business Provides A Dynamic Working Environment.

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The Economics Of Minimum Wage

The Myth of Manipulation The Economics of Minimum Wage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Joliet University of Rochester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ABSTRACT . Myth of Manipulation The Economics of Minimum Wage .   Traditional research on minimum wage has largely focused on its possible employment effects. The negative impact of minimum wages appeared to be empirically and theoretically obvious through most of the 20th century. In 1992 that economist David Card shifted the focus of labor market analysis from competitive to monopsonistic settings. If wages are set monopsonistically it is theoretically possible for mandated wage increases to increase employment. My paper will examine the verity of this possibility as well as provide an exhaustive review of the impact of minimum wages on other outcomes including on-the-job training, school enrollment, prices, and poverty. . I.  INTRODUCTION   Minimum wage legislation is a highly controversial topic that is and has been debated in the public, political, and economics communities throughout the 20th and 21 centuries. The questions of minimum wage and its impact are really questions about labor markets and what we actually know about labor markets and how they operate. The main focus of this paper will be on what theory says labor markets look like, whether or not labor markets actually look like this, and what these labor market theories mean for minimum wage legislation.   I will first discuss the two general theories explaining labor markets. An in-depth overview of competitive labor markets will be given. There will be a focus on the impact of minimum wage in this type of market. Special attention will be paid to employment effects, unemployment effects, on-the-job training, schooling, and prices. The specific effects will be discussed through theory and survey research. We will look at the results of over 150 empirical research papers from 1957 to 2011.   Monopsony theory will also be discussed. There will be a specific focus on the theory and whether or not labor markets look like this. As the reader will discover later in this paper, monopsony theory is used as a justification of minimum wage legislation on the basis that such legislation can increase employment. The relationship between monopsonistic labor markets and minimum wage will be analyzed with...

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