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          In the article “Urban 'Heat Island' Effect is Only a Small Contributor to Global Warming, and White Roofs Don't Help to Solve the Problem, say Stanford Researchers” by Louis Bergeron, the author presents a new perspective to urban development. The purpose of this article is to establish a relation between urban heat islands and global warming. Based on new scientific researches done by Mark Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering who led the study, it was found that urban heat islands only had a minor impact on the overall global warming.

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The article, written by Joan Clos in the South China Morning Post, states that China's urban transformation has been extremely impressive in the past few decades. In fact, China's urban transformation has lead to many remarkable improvements. A total of 500 million people have got out of poverty and 260 million people have moved to the cities, leaving agriculture in order to pursue more productive activities to contribute even more.

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In the news article " how the world could be running out of fish" it refers back to our older generations and discusses how we use to be hunters and gathers and that now fish are the only wild anmals that we hunt in large numbers. Many of the animals left on the planet are not hunted as much as they use to  because there simply isn't  a great number of certain species.  Certain marine animals like whlaes won't even be seen by future generations because of the potential risk certain species are of becoming extinct.

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The article, published on the Florida International University website, summarises a study about overfishing and killing marine predators. This article states that while human beings continue overfishing, they are not only affecting their preys, but also indirectly impacting other parts of the ecosystem. Moreover, by affecting the behavior, the distribution as well as the numbers of predators, human beings can also influence the prey’s chances of being killed and the way it responds to threats.

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The article, published in the Human Rights Watch, states that climate change is highly affecting the health and livelihood of many indigenous people in Kenya. In fact, the largest desert lake and the source of livelihood of 300,000 residents are greatly affected. Lake Turkana is slowly disappearing as well as the lives of many indigenous people living in that region. Between 1967 and 2012, the average temperature rose between 2 and 3 degree Celsius in Turkana. Subsequently, the long rain season has become shorter and drier and the short rainy season longer and wetter.

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The article states that by 2022, India will overtake China to become the world's most populous country six years earlier than predicted. One of the main issues concerning this huge population growth will be the creation of jobs for the 150 million Indians entering the workforce by 2030. An expert on India's political economy, Milan Vaishnav, states that "India's economic development has been unique and has leapfrogged from an agrarian economy directly into a services-based economy, largely skipping over manufacturing".

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In the article “Population and Sustainability” by Warren C. Robinson we can read that the rapid population growth causes many problems in today’s world.  The rapid population growth, due to many reasons will aggravate the poverty of the world, while causing political instability and also affecting the natural resources. According to the United Nations, the population of the world is roughly estimated to be 12 billion by the end of our present century.

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