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Ch 10: Effects of Population Growth on the Environment

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Analyze these lessons to explore the effects of population growth on the environment, including a historical review and a projection of future growth. Appease your curiosity about population growth with this chapter, or study for your next exam.

Effects of Population Growth on the Environment - Chapter Summary

Scientists monitor the growth of the human population for a multitude of reasons, but this chapter has been constructed to focus on the relationship between population growth and its effects on the environment. In these lessons you will read about major concepts and concerns caused by an ever-growing population, such as whether we have enough resources to accommodate the rate of growth. As you make your way through each lesson, we provide you with evaluation tools that can help you measure how much information you are absorbing. The lesson quizzes, for example, ask you questions about definitions, vocabulary words, concepts, image recognition, problem-solving, and more. Chapter exams are also available for an added challenge. The topics you will cover within the lessons in this chapter are as follows:

  • A historic overview of the growth of the human population
  • Population growth in relation to carrying capacity, sustainability, and poverty
  • The effects of a growing population on resource consumption
  • Overconsumption compared to overpopulation

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