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The current world population at 3:07 on 11 March 2011 is 6,905,161,847. At 3:09 the population was 6,905,162,135 this is an increase of 288 in a matter of two minutes. On 07/01/10 the population was 6,852,472,823 the projected population on 07/01/11 is 6,928,198,253. That is an increase of 75,725,430 in a one year span. It is amazing how fast the world is growing. Many animal and plant populations have declined in numbers. For instance, a quarter of mammal species are currently threatened by extinction. Human activity has caused between 50 and 1000 times more extinctions in the last 100 years than would have happened due to natural processes. The same species are found at different locations on the planet
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Unformatted text preview: and the overall biodiversity is decreasing, because some rare species are lost and common ones spread to new areas. Overall, the range of genetic differences within species has declined, particularly for crops and livestock. In essence our growing population is for sure slowly killing off other life and species. References U.S. Census Bureau. (2011). U.S. & World Population . Retrieved from Green Facts. (2005). Scientific Facts on Ecosystem . Retrieved from
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This note was uploaded on 07/28/2011 for the course SCI 203 taught by Professor Hurst during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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