Saturday, May 6, 2017

Increasing Human Population

Sadly, the more the human population increases, the more other species which share our planet are decreasing in numbers, many to the point of extinction. This is because other creatures need virgin land to survive. They are hunted for many reasons, our need for land to grow plants and raise domesticated animals reduces their precious habitat, and mining cuts through their areas with large vehicles on fast roads that cause numerous painful casualties. They can suffer from pollution, infections and fires, their lives are a struggle for food and water and shelter. As the human population grows, our seas become polluted with plastics, fish eat the plastic and enter the human food chain, contributing to our ill health. Toxic waste enters our air by incineration causing breathing problems and the soil becomes contaminated by buried rubbish. As all 7 billion people are aiming for fridges, cars, all kinds of cosmetics and other chemicals, we need some international agreements to limit, polythene, polystyrene, and other non biodegradable substances.
United Nations statistics and information:  http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/longrange2/Long_range_report.pdf
and:  http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/completingfertility/RevisedCaldwellpaper.PDF
More information on this link: https://www.populationmatters.org/wp-content/uploads/population_problem.pdf

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