Impact of the Human Population on Environment and the Biogeochemical Cycles

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The human impact on the environment Mankind has evolved dramatically throughout the past recent decades, but this evolution is often perceived as having been at the expense of the environment. The large size corporations for instance create tons of debris each year, which pollutes the soils and the waters; people use a multitude of transportation means to get to one corner of the world to the other, but this generates the rapid consumption of the fossil fuels. The population of the modern day society is in its most developed state, but the environment is in its worst. By continuing at such a rate, the planet would eventually become unable to support life for the future generations. In order to better understand the means in which the environment is being polluted, it is necessary to assess the problem from two distinctive angles. The first is a general look at how human activities impact the environment, and the second is represented by an approach of the human impact on the specific biogeochemical cycles. Additionally, emphasis would be placed on water management, as well as the issuing of several recommendations of practices to be integrated in everyday life and activity in an effort to improve the quality of the environment. 1. Human population impacts on the environment The evolution of mankind is generating a series of impacts upon the natural environment, some of the more notable ones including: The rapid consumption of non renewable sources of energy,
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