Contemporary Environmental Issues
SCI 207 Dependence of Man on the Environment
Environmental Issues 2.
Over population is one of the contemporary environment issues. Overpopulation is a generally unwanted condition where an organism's numbers exceed the carrying capacity of its habitat. The term often refers to the relationship between the human population and its environment, the Earth, or smaller geographical areas such as countries. Overpopulation can result from an increase in births, a decline in mortality rates, an increase in immigration, or an unsustainable biome and weakening of resources. It is possible for very sparingly populated areas to be overpopulated if the area has a skimpy or non-existent capability to sustain life. Another contemporary environment issue would be Energy conservation which refers to efforts made to cut energy intake. Energy conservation can be achieved through increased efficient energy use, in combination with decreased energy consumption or reduced consumption from conventional energy sources. Individuals and organizations that are direct consumers of energy choose to conserve energy to reduce energy costs and promote economic security. Industrial and commercial users can increase energy usage efficiency to maximize profit. Water pollution is a main global problem which requires ongoing evaluation and review of water resource policy at all levels. It has been recommended that it is the leading worldwide cause of deaths and diseases. An estimated 700 million Indians have no access to a proper toilet, and 1,000 Indian children die of diarrheal sickness every day. Some 90% of China's cities suffer from some...