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THINK GREENLIVE GREEN We are now confronted with serios enviromental problemsThe best way to fight them is by knowing what causes them and to figure out the best comprimise solution for the earth as well as for the humans population growth The major cause of most environmental problems is the rapidly growing human population now at 6 billion 2000 estimate people worldwide A quarter of a million babies are born each day-90 million each year In another 50 years the population will grow to about 9-10 billion Meeting the basic needs of all these people- food housing heat energy clothing and consumer goods-places tremendous demands on the earths natural resources Without technological and land-use changes in addition to population-control measures the demands are bound to growIndustrialized countries with higher living standards and greater numbers of cars produce far more air pollution and greenhouse gases than developing countries Developed countries also contribute to overfishing and deforestation But these countries can reduce serious environmental hazards by using technology such as smokestack scrubbers emission systems and waste-water treatment plants Although developing countries consume a far smaller percentage of the worlds resources per person the sheer numbers of people can quickly deplete soil forests and waterways air pollution Air pollution is one of the most pervasive enviromental problems because atmospheric currents can carry contaminated air to every part of the globeMost of the air pollution gases come from vehicle motors and power plants that burn oil and coal to produce the energy needed for industry and consumer useCarbon dioxide and other harmfull gases have a bad influence on our health and are also leading to the greenhouse effectSulf dioxidenitrogen dioxide once pumped into the atmosphere will combine with clouds creating the acid rainsThe ozone layer is also becoming thiner allowing the suns harmfull ultraviolette rases to reach the earth That is why the global medium temperature is rising with
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