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Running Head: SOCIAL IMPACT OF POPULATION GROWTH1Social Impact of Population GrowthJohn W. ScottProf Lunsford, TerrySolutions to Global IssuesJanuary 27, 2019
Social Impact of Population Growth2IntroductionThere are some serious effects that are occurring through the overpopulation of the earth.Back in 2018, the population reached 7.6 billion people. (Worldometers 2019) Theoverwhelming increase of the world's population is putting a terrible strain on the environmentand the planet itself. One of the major contributing factors to the overpopulation is the birth todeath ratio and the advancements in modern medicine. Some of the major contributing factorsthat need to be taken into consideration with the overpopulation of the earth are the over-abundance of greenhouse gases within our atmosphere, the use of non-renewable resources, andways in which the population growth can be controlled. While it is important for everyone to livea happy and healthy life it is also important to ensure that the world in which we live on is happyand healthy as well. Greenhouse gases and their contribution to global warmingGreenhouse gasses trap heat within the earth's atmosphere. There are various gases thatare classified as greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, andfluorinated gases. Each of these gases has some type of effect on the climate, and some are moreof a contributing factor than others. The number one contributing greenhouse gas is carbondioxide which back in 2016 made up 81% of the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. (EPA2018) Carbon dioxide comes from various sources primarily from the burning of fossil fuels suchas coal, oil, and natural gases. The only viable way carbon dioxide is removed from theatmosphere is when it is absorbed by plants through a biological cycle. With all of these greenhouse gases that have nowhere to go but up into the earth'satmosphere, there are bound to be some detrimental effects that they cause. The earth's
Social Impact of Population Growth3atmosphere is constantly changing and always has. With the excessing greenhouse gases in the