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Population Growth: Impacts on the Environment

Human population growth is the number one threat to the world's environment. Each person requires energy, space and resources to survive, which results in environmental losses. If the human population were maintained at sustainable levels, it would be possible to balance these environmental losses with renewable resources and regeneration. But our population is rapidly rising beyond the earth's ability to regenerate and sustain us with a reasonable quality of life. We are exceeding the carrying capacity of our planet.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-11-23 12:14:51
Description Human population growth is the number one threat to the world's environment. Each person requires energy, space and resources to survive, which results in environmental losses. If the human population were maintained at sustainable levels, it would be possible to balance these environmental losses with renewable resources and regeneration. But our population is rapidly rising beyond the earth's ability to regenerate and sustain us with a reasonable quality of life. We are exceeding the carrying capacity of our planet.
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Source Clean Water Action Council
Keyword Population growth, Sustainability
Date Of Record Creation 2009-11-23 12:09:17
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Date Last Modified 2010-05-10 14:15:16
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-11-23 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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