August 2008
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ENDANGERED
Planet
Overpopulation
Pollution
Global
Warming
Continued increase in
the average
temperature of water
and air can cause a
rise in sea level,
intense weather and
changes in
precipitation and
agriculture.
When population
exceeds the capacity of
the habitat to support it,
stresses increase on
such resources as food
and energy.
Endangered
Species
Plant and animal
populations around the
globe are at risk of
extinction.  Since living
things are interdependent,
losing one can endanger
others in the system.
Shortages
The combination of climate
change and population increase
challenges our finite supplies of
water, food, land, energy,
wealth and clean air, putting
people and animals at risk of
starvation, floods and
temperature extremes.
Air, water and soil are
contaminated by chemicals
and particulates.  Unnatural
levels of noise, heat and
light  endanger the stability
of the system, threatening
health as well as
ecosystems.
We may be able to reduce at least some of these risks if we're
aware, if we care, and if we are creative and do what we can
as individuals and families to reduce waste, our dependence on
fossil fuels, and the damage we do to the beauty, vitality and
sustainability of Planet Earth.
Environments
Father's World