Human Overpopulation

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Overpopulation of Humans The impact of human activity on the environment is catastrophically devastating and destructible. Assisting to that destruction is the increasing number of people that make up the worlds population today. Overpopulation is the condition of giving birth to a number of people living on earth that over exceeds the amount of space, resources and land found on our planet. According to reports from the United Nations (2007), “World population is currently growing by approximately 75 million people per year.” Such growth should be considered alarming and a possible threat to people as well as our environment. Humans all over the world must understand that these changes in population growth will foreshadow many changes …show more content…
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the transportation sector is the second largest source of CO2 emissions in the U.S. Automobiles and light-duty trucks account for almost two-thirds of emissions from the transportation sector and emissions have steadily grown since 1990. Other sources of transportation emissions are freight trucks, aircraft, trains and boats. Emissions from transportation depend on the number of trips or miles traveled by each type of vehicle each year, which are in turn influenced by larger economic trends and consumer behavior. Over the long term, changes in the fuel efficiency of vehicles (e.g., mileage), and in the type of fuel used can also influence the level of emissions. (2007)
Controlling and managing this type of pollution requires far more than what people can ever imagine. A number of approaches attempting to take air pollution serious have already been implemented by government and other environmental agencies. Education and encouragement from the human population as a whole can make a difference.
Deforestation
Deforestation is the destruction of woodlands and forests permanently. The removal of trees in forests and woodlands has given a result of a degraded environment with a condensed biodiversity. Trees are known to
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