Harrison, Kennedy, and Stacey
What is overpopulation?
Europe's recent population growth
World's long term population growth
1804: 1 billion
1927: 2 billion
1953: 3 billion
1974: 4 billion
1987: 5 billion
1999: 6 billion
Present: 7 billion
Recent studies show that the rate of the world's population growth is exponential, increasing faster and faster as time progresses. It is estimated that by 2040, the population of world will be 9 billion.
Europe's population growth
Europe's current population
Europe's air pollution
Effects of air pollution
How can overpopulation be fixed?
How can air pollution be fixed?
How is Europe involved in air pollution?
Industrialized agriculture uses enormous amounts of energy—for ploughing, planting, fertilizing and controlling weeds and insect pests and for harvesting, processing, shipping, packing, storing and selling foods. Alike agriculture, industrialized forestry uses a extensive amount of energy, including those needed for timber and paper production.
Incidents such as Chernobyl and oil spills are among the environmental prices paid for mobilizing commercial energy—and soil erosion, desertification, acid rain, global warming, destruction of the ozone layer and the toxification of the entire planet are among the costs of using it.
The problem of air pollution