Persuasive Essay On Overpopulation

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Overpopulation Increasing Pollution The earth we live on hasn’t grown since humans first appeared on it, however our population hasn’t stopped growing. Recently the population has increased so fast, in the time it took you to read this sentence another person was born. This is becoming a serious problem for many reasons such as loss of freshwater, species extinction, depletion of natural resources, increased global warming and climate change and increased pollution. All of these problems are equally important and need to be addressed as soon possible. Our current and future overpopulation problem is going to lead to pollution and global warming . It is quite simple as our population grows, we have more people needing more things. These could include the use of electricity, cars, gas and so forth. All of these things are negatively effecting our globe. The more cars and trucks we have driving on the highway the more green gas emission that is being emitted. Even worse, according to Schmidt the author of Environmental Health perspectives, diesel-powered automobiles, they are what make up half of the European passenger fleet yet they contribute 80% of traffic-related emissions and diesel exhaust is also associated with other air pollutants. The reason this is such a big deal is because it kills people. Some of the pollution emitted is ground level ozone, which can travel deep into human lungs and elevate risks for DNA damage, hearts attacks, and premature deaths. (Schmidt)
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