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1Economic Impact of Population GrowthAssignment 1: Economic Impact of Population GrowthIrvin DouglasSOC 450 Solutions to Global Issues2/18/19Professor Curry
2Economic Impact of Population GrowthPopulation growth impacts more than just humans. The earth’s entire ecological system isconstantly put to the test as we push it to the limits. The most important thing to recognize is the key factors that have helped promote this huge growth of the human population. Today with the advancements in healthcare treatment, hygiene, and healthier lifestyles we see death rates dropping, people living longer, and the migration to developed nations. America for example has steady fertility rates which are average and a huge decline in mortality rates. We also see here in America the increase in life expectancy due to better lifestyle choices. This along with the other already mentioned help boost population growth. While population growth in general has reduced significantly in some places like Asian countries that limit the number of births per family, we see an increase in births in Indian countries. With this population growth comes many challenges that are still up for debate. One huge debate is global warming. Global warming has long been an issue, and has not really been amain focus until we have seen an increase in the number of natural disasters, increase in sea surface temperatures, and water levels rising in some areas. Scientists on both ends of the spectrum have urged people to change certain habits in order to slow down the effects of global warming. One big issue as a result of global warming is the issue of greenhouse gases. Greenhouse gases are gases that are released into the Earth’s atmosphere. Some greenhouse gases help absorbradiation. The greenhouse gases of concern are carbon dioxide gases. These gases mainly come

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