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Effects of Population Growth on Environment

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Effects of Population Growth on Environment

This is not the latest jackpot prize, but 6.5 billion is a very formidable number. It [It must refer to a specific word in the sentence or the reader can become confused.] is the population of the earth. The human population has been increasing at an accelerated rate in the last century; unfortunately, not much has been done to slow down this process. Undoubtedly overpopulation is a global issue. It [It must refer to a specific word in the sentence or the reader can become confused.] is global because it pertains to all humanity affects the whole world, i.e. the environment. Almost all human activities affect negatively the environment in one form or another, as human population will expand the damaging effects on the environment will multiply. Although some believe that population growth is under control, it is having a negative effect on the environment by depleting Earths clean natural resources and wildlife.

Some of the consequences of our rapid growth: With U.S. population growing by three million a year is the farming industry looses two acres of farmland every minute (Zarrella, 2004). The negative effect on the environment due to waste is more than just the end product [Word use: these two words are redundant (one is either the same as the other or contained in it); eliminate the first with no change in meaning.] that is consumed; it is also the production of products that are consumed. Everything that is consumed, such as morning coffee, has a cumulative affect on the environment. The affect begins when the land is cleared to plant coffee and continues with the generation of waste from the processing, packaging and consumption of the coffee. Not only are we loosing land from housing and industrialization, land is also being consumed by landfills and other processes used to elevate hazardous waste. The larger the population, the more waste that is created and it [This is a run-on sentence because there...

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