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Environmental Issues on Global Health

Seven Environmental Issues

Complete the following chart by identifying seven environmental issues that affect global health. In the second column, describe in complete sentences how the issue affects global health.

|Environmental issue |How does the issue affect global health? | |Climate Change |Climate change affects global health because the global climate is changing quickly and | | |warming. Climate change is the new term for global warming. Climate change includes the | | |polar icecaps melting and weather patterns strengthening. | |Energy |While the world searches for the answer to clean and renewable energy, pollution is | | |destroying the worlds ozone layer and diminishing the air quality. | |Destruction |Even with many organizations fighting the loss of wetlands and rain forests, the rate of | | |destruction is much faster than that of reconstruction. | |Overpopulation |Overpopulation is a global health issue because the global population is growing | | |dramatically; this issue affects the global resources. Resources can be produced, just not| | |at the rate of consumption. | |Water Pollution |Water pollution is a global health issue because only one percent of the world’s water | | |supply is available for human consumption....
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