Bagong Silangan is a barangay located in the 2nd district of Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Nearby barangays are Commonwealth, Batasan Hills and Payatas. Separated by a river in the east, the barangay leads to the Municipality of San Mateo in the province of Rizal. As of 2011, the estimated population of the barangay has reached 115,000. It is one of the most densely-populated barangays in the 2nd district of Quezon City. The casualties brought by the tropical storm Ondoy have caused several families to relocate in Batangas and Laguna, thus decreasing the population especially in flood-affected areas. These series of photos show some of the flooded streets in Quezon City due to continuous heavy rains since Monday until Tuesday. Clockwise from top left are Epifanio Delos Santos Ave. (EDSA) corner Quezon Ave. near the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) station; Quezon Ave. near the Sto. Domingo Church, and Sgt. E. Rivera and Araneta Ave. The floods forced many commuters to walk due to the absence of public transportation such as buses, passenger jeepneys, taxicabs and tricycles. This are some of the major destruction of their growing population to their environment because the more the population the more people who will pollute the environment.
No doubt human population growth is a major contributor to global warming, given that humans use fossil fuels to power their increasingly mechanized lifestyles. More people means more demand for oil, gas, coal and other fuels mined or drilled from below the Earth’s surface that, when burned, spew enough carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere to trap warm air inside like a greenhouse. The scientists who are most alarmed about global warming insist that in order to fix it, the burning of fossil fuels must be dramatically cut back. This would not make an immediate difference because heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide and methane will remain in the atmosphere for many years. But if steps were taken now to reduce...
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