g19 - TheInfluenceofHumanActivityontheEnvironment

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The Influence of Human Activity on the Environment
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Improvements in agriculture health and medicine have produced a dramatic  rise in the human population This increase in population size leads to an increase in pollution and higher  demand for the world’s resources
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Humans are using up the earth’s resources, including fossil fuels.
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Burning fossil fuels in cars and power stations produces carbon dioxide,  sulphur dioxide  and other greenhouse gases carbon dioxide traps heat in the  atmosphere and causes the temperature  of the earth to rise. This leads to disruption of the weather  patterns eg drought, floods Some weeds may thrive on the extra  carbon dioxide while other plants are  killed
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Sulphur dioxide will dissolve in rain producing Acid Rain Acid rain damages trees and pollutes rivers and lakes.
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Acid rain causes erosion of buildings and statues particularly if they are made of limestone
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