Environmental Science and Human Population

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Environmental Science and Human Population Worksheet 1. What would you include in a brief summary on the history of the modern environmental movement, from the 1960s to the present? The modern environment movement began on April 22, 1970 largely due to the release of the book The Silent Spring that is written by an environmentalist name Rachel Carson. Overtime, I think the environment has improved tremendously from where and how it all began. With the help of the National Resources Defense Council, many things started happening for the betterment of the environment. Many Acts and laws were passed such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act. The National Resources Defense Council has…show more content…
The prediction for developed countries population is that in time there is hopes for it to level off. With more women working and returning to school time to raise a family has become limited and sometime nonexistent. There are also more choices for the women in developed countries to use some sort of birth control. In the developing countries it is popular for the young women to get married at an early age, thus leading to them becoming pregnant earlier in life and more likely to have more children. They lack getting educated about safe sex and contraception. If reproduction keeps, happening due to these factors in developing countries there, population will grow rapidly and this will add to the carrying capacity of the earth. If carrying capacity is exceeded it will create a packing problem and we may not be able to produce the means we need to survive. 4. How do individual choices affect natural ecosystem? Provide examples from your personal or community experience. According to "How Do We Affect The Ecosystem?" (2011), “An ecosystem is a living system that includes the sun as an energy source, soil, rocks, water, air, plant life and living beings.” Our individual choices affect the natural ecosystem in several ways. Those who choose to have a farm are killing off the ecosystem of plants and animals that existed and lived off that area so that they can produce the kind of food they want to have. The chemicals they use to grow
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