Environment

The Predictable Changes in Provincial Ecosystems

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In the article titled “Scientists predict change in provincial ecosystems” written by Cathy Ellis, Alberta’s climate change leading to changes in the province’s ecosystem and species is discussed. The purpose of this article is to inform readers about the causes and effects of having our ecosystems rapidly changing; the main causes mentioned are human interruptions with the natural environment, such as deforestation and the over-consumption of fossil fuels. That being said, the effects include climate change and loss of habitat for wildlife, which then result to extinction of species.

False Protection (ecosystem summary)

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Summary 2: False Protection (eco systems)

Plant Migration

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Agriculture Major Contributor to Lake Erie Algae Blooms

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The purpose of John Greig’s article “Agriculture Major Contributor to Lake Erie Algae Blooms” is to discuss the effects of agriculture on bodies of water. One of the major causes of algae blooms in bodies of water is the fact that farmers don’t soil-test their soil. Another major cause of algae blooms in bodies of water is the fact that farmers are applying more Phosphorus than is needed. Greig points out that there are many different production practices amongst generations of farmers such as applying an excessive amount of fertilizer.

Marine Ecosystems Are Preparing for Climate Change

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The sole purpose of the article “Marine Ecosystems Are Preparing for Climate Change” written by Kavya Balaraman is to explain to us how resilient our marine ecosystem is despite the effects of climate change. The main issue of changes on the marine ecosystem is mainly due to pollution and climate changing. The main points the author of this article uses to explain how damaging climate change, is with the use of researches done by scientists that show the resilience of oceanic life to pollution and their ability to regenerate themselves.

Ecosystem Service Supply and Vulnerability to Global Change in Europe

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In ‘Ecosystem Service Supply and Vulnerability to Global Change in Europe’, readers see just how much global change in Europe can put ecosystems for human well-being in danger.  It is shown that large changes in climate and land use affect the ecosystem.  There can be benefits from this, such as an increase in forest area and productivity and also create more land for more agriculture as well as bioenergy production.  However, such large changes in climate and land use mostly affects the ecosystem and environment in a negative way.  Ecosystem services decrease causing vulnerability.  It is

Population growth is still the biggest problem facing humanity

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In the article “Population is still the biggest problem facing humanity”, Gary Peters argues that the number of people on earth will soon outstrip our natural resources. In order to solve this important problem, he thinks that we should implement rules in countries where the amount of birth is still very high. Another important point is that Peters underline the fact that the number of birth should go down instead of waiting for the death rates to go up, it is very important that population growth stops now, otherwise the human race will suffer from it.

Environment versus population growth

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Environment versus population growth

Larry West, an author of the website ThoughtCo., wrote an article on the impact of the population on the environment called: “Global Population and the Environment.” He says that some scientists found that population growth is the main cause of climate change and resource extraction. The earth’s population is now around seven and a half billion people and is predicted to be at nine billion by 2050.

Overpopulation in the future ( and whoops)

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This article tackles what the predictions of the future concerning overpopulation and the sharing of the planet in the future. Data has estimated that the human population count will be of 9.8 billion people when we reach the year 2050. We are foreseeing the European continent to diminish in number only by a few millions, indicating no growth whatsoever in the next 30 years. Yet, we expect the African continent to have their population multiplied by 2.6 by the same time, the Asian continent to rise with 750 million new members and 200 million more in America.