Title: our shrinking world - the environmental impact our growing population has made.

Essay by buckymarinoCollege, UndergraduateA+, October 2002

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our shrinking world

The daily life of human beings is filled with simple concerns. The concerns are rightfully of acquisition and desire: who should matter more to the human other than the human itself? The natural drive of procreation has evolved beyond continuance of species. People now strive to fill the earth with their personal seed: they feel the need for family, and preservation of legacy. This need has boosted the human population to extravagant numbers, and now our planet is showing signs of the inevitable. As the population rises, the environment depletes. Depletion of the environment could eventually lead to the end of life on earth. The human population is to blame for all environmental problems: their large numbers throw off the world's equilibrium because the human race infects the earth.

All environmental problems are rooted in the needs of the population. The living standards for developed countries are to blame for all depletion.

Necessities like gasoline-powered cars, electric appliances, and the pre-packaged food we eat are only some of the needs destroying our world. The social standards we have built around ourselves trigger our natural, competitive instincts, and our need for "fitting in" is only increased. So humans, just as naturally as they breathe and eat, find themselves trading money for status at the expense of the environment. If humans existed without the material needs of today, we would eventually have found a balance with the world around us.

The human population causes an imbalance in our world's equilibrium. History has shown that in nature, all organisms find a balance with the world. The number of a species coming into the earth matches that of the number leaving the earth. This balance in life and death has been finely tuned over the life of the earth, allowing all...