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Environmental Impact : The Impact Humans Have On Planet Earth

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Adam Frej
SCI102-06
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Prof. Tabatabai The Impact Humans Have On Planet Earth

Overpopulation, pollution, global warming, climate change, genetic modification, ocean acidification, water/soil pollution, deforestation, acid rain, and ozone depletion are among some of the main factors that have a negative impact on the planet. Overpopulation is one the most concerning environmental issues currently. Overpopulation is defined as the human population of a specific area exceeding the carrying capacity. Overpopulation can occur from an increase in births mainly or a decline in deaths. Also, other factors that affect overpopulation can be an increase in immigration or a depletion of resources. It was stated by the United Nations that the worth has a total carrying capacity of somewhere between 4 and 16 billion. Currently we hold over 7 billion humans on Earth. As of 2017 the UN has increased their population predictions to 9.8 billion by 2050 and up to 15 billion by 2100. Pollution we hear about every day.

Pollution occurs what the air is contaminated. Water pollution is growing problem because over 60% of species live in the water. Water pollution occurs because of industrial water being dumped into the oceans and rivers. Also, hazardous pesticides and insecticides can pollute the water because it goes in through the soil into groundwater. Soil pollution is caused mainly because of the hazardous chemicals which in return doesn’t allow the plants
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