Population Pollution

If we assume that human population growth is accompanied by strict curbs on environmental abuses, there remains the unresolved problem of population pollution. This is defined as the consequences, mental and physical, of life in a world vastly more populous and technologically more complex than our present one.


Population pressure on forest resources leads to land erosion; one of the major causes of the 1981 flood in Sichuan was attributed to excessive logging activities. ... Problems resulting from population pressures on industrial development include industrial and environmental pollution and unemployment.

Population growth is the increase in the number of people living in a particular area. Since populations can grow exponentially, resource depletion can occur rapidly, leading to specific environmental concerns such as global warming, deforestation and decreasing biodiversity.

Population growth has an adverse effect on the atmosphere. As the population increases more Co2 is released, which also increases the number of vehicles on a grand scale , which causes air pollution.


The rapid increase of human population is putting an incredible strain on our environment. ... The demands that this growth places on our global environment are threatening the future of sustainable life on earth. One of the largest environmental effects of human population growth is the problem of global warming.



Other problems associated with overpopulation include the increased demand for resources such as fresh water and food, starvation and malnutrition, consumption of natural resources (such as fossil fuels) faster than the rate of regeneration, and a deterioration in living conditions.



Population growth set to significantly affect ecosystem services. Changing land use can have a significant impact on a region's vital ecosystem services, a recent research study has revealed. Large increases in urbanisation can lead to more concrete and asphalt reducing an area's flood mitigation services.

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