B3 4.1 The effects of the population explosion

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B3 4.1 The effects of the population explosion

- the human population is increasing rapidly

- many people demand a better standard of living

- we are using up raw materials and those that are NON RENEWABLE cannot be replaced

- when goods are produced there is a lot of INDUSTRIAL WASTE

- we are producing more waste and the pollution that goes with it

- humans reduce the amount of land available for animals and plants by building, quarrying, farming and dumping waste

- the continuing increase in the human population is affecting the ecology of the earth

humand pollute:


- air with soke and gases such as sulfur dioxide, which contributes to acid rain

- land with toxic chemicals such as PESTICIDES and HERBICIDES and these can be washed into the water

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