Environement Essay

810 Words Jul 31st, 2012 4 Pages
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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? |
|Population |People greedily consume resources, pollute the air and water, tear down natural habitats, |
| |introduce species into areas where they don’t belong and destroy ecosystems to the point |
| |of
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This is a big wakeup call that global warming is real. British researchers said |
| |last week that the thickness of sea ice in the Arctic decreased dramatically last winter |
| |for the first time since records began in the early 1990s. The research showed a |
| |significant loss in thickness on the northern ice cap after the record loss of ice during |
| |the summer of 2007. |
|Destruction of the rain forest |The way things are headed half of the Amazon rain forest will likely be destroyed or |
| |severely damaged by 2030. The World Wildlife Fund concluded this summer that agriculture, |
| |drought, fire, logging and livestock ranching will cause major damage to 55 percent of the|
| |Amazon rain forest in the next 22 years. Thanks to global warming, another 4 percent will|
| |see damage due to reduced rainfall. These factors will destroy up to 80 percent of the |
| |rain forest’s wildlife. Losing 60 percent of the rain

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