Environmental Issues In This Heaving Planet By David Attenborough

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The article “This heaving planet” was published April, 25, 2011, in the online journal THE EASTER ESSAY by the NEW STATESMAN media company. The article is written by David Attenborough, an English veteran broadcaster and naturalist who is often referred to as “the father of the modern nature documentary.” After the passing of his wife in 1997 Attenborough started training at a television station known as the BBC where he pushed the company to air documentaries of animals in their natural habitats instead of bringing them into a stressful new environment. In doing so he was given the opportunity to travel the world where he witnessed animals and humans in their natural habitats. His passion to save animals has developed overtime into a passion …show more content…
But I am a naturalist. Being one means that I know something of the factors that keep populations of different species of animals within bounds and what happens when they aren’t.” The data in the article supports the authors’ claim that overpopulation is affecting the environment “Make a list of all the other environmental problems that now afflict us and our poor battered planet – the increase of greenhouse gases and consequential global warming, the acidification of the oceans and the collapse of fish stocks, the loss of rainforest, the spread of deserts, the shortage of arable land, the increase in violent weather, the growth of mega-cities, famine, migration patterns. The list goes on and on. But they all share one underlying cause. Every one of these global problems, social as well as environmental, becomes more difficult – and ultimately impossible – to solve with ever more …show more content…
While the article was presented to the Richmond Torch Club on April1, 2014, it did not make its debut in Torch Magazine until the winter of 2016. Marcus taught chemistry at Transylvania College in Lexington, KY for many years before becoming an industrial hygienist for large corporations and the federal government. His extensive background in science and biochemistry means he is well educated on the topic. His article is very informational and nonbiased “The problem is not caused by the number of Homo sapiens on earth alone; our habits of consumption and waste generation add to it. Our waste products pollute the ground, the oceans, the aquifers and rivers from which we draw our drinking water and the air we breathe. Among the causes of the die-off of corals in the oceans, for instance, is the extinction of ocean-dwelling species by air pollution from carbon

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