Environmental Issues In The Study Of Environmental Science

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Today in the year 2015 there are alarming factors impacting the Earth. In the study of environmental science, defined as “the study of how the natural world works, and how our environment affects us, and how we affect our environment (Withgott, 2012)”, takes a deeper look in how we can improve our world by changing our ways of living. Environmental issues such as depleting natural recourses, harming ecosystems, using fossil fuels and population growth are major contributing factors in harming our environment in the 21st century. Natural resources stated by Withgott are sources people take from the environment in order to survive. Examples of natural recourses consist of air, water, wood, oil, and wind (p.3). Natural recourses are an issue …show more content…
Our ecosystem described by Withgott are the initial items we need to live such as air and water. Our ecosystems are all items people cannot live without. The damage effects caused by population growth and fossil fuels are all ruining the natural ecosystems. By air pollution caused by mass productions, gas used by cars, and population growth, these factors are a major environmental issues. “Fossil Fuels are non-renewable energy sources such as oil, coal and natural gas (Withgott, 2014).” Our population growth is causing harm to our ecosystems by polluting the air by our fossil fuels on running cards. The technology is growing and with this affect more buildings are being built causing to destroy ecosystems for that to happen. We are all damaging the ecosystems around us. Stated by Withgott, our population has grown over seven billion people beyond what we can hold. With every single person is equal to several thousand people. The population growth is damaging our environment by having to use all the recourses that are given as stated. By all of these factors of harming our natural resources, harming eco systems, usage of fossil fuels all stem to the growth of our population are hurting our …show more content…
Ecological footprints “represents the total area of biologically productive land and water needed to produce the resources and dispose of the waste for a given person or population (Withgott, 2014).” Wackernagel explain how we are using more than 50% more of the planets recourses that are even available (p.5). With our damaging of our resources, we are taking more away from our environment and losing out on our fresh water, crops and the damaging of our soils. The ecological footprints are much larger in the United States then in other countries and have the pleasure of not seeing the damage right away, but in poor countries the luxury of having clean water and air with exceeding population and no means to take care of the land the environment is

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