The human race has continued its development as a species and is thriving. Humans have only been on Earth for less than 0.004% of its existence (BBC) yet we have nearly perfected our knowledge and understanding of the world around us using science and other resources. However, we still face many problems in the field of human geography. Population explosion and urbanization are two critical problems that humans face. We must find ways to combat the effects of population explosion and deal with our expanding urbanization issue.
Global population has steadily risen in the past centuries. Despite setbacks such as global pandemics and war fatalities, growth has continued. Over the past few centuries, the population of our Earth has exploded. We now live on a planet with over seven billion other inhabitants. Drinking water and waste management are two vital needs of the ever growing population.
In a world of billions of people, we all have one thing in common: a need of water for survival. Millions do not have means to get potable water. In Africa alone, 345 million people don’t have access to clean water. Put into perspective, this is more than the population of the United States and Canada combined. (World Atlas) Water is a crucial part of survival. Clean, drinkable water holds invaluable uses for the human body. It builds the immune system to protect against disease, it provides energy, and it is a necessary part of our digestive systems. One way to solve the paucity of clean water issue is by using innovative filtration techniques. On a planet made two thirds of water, we should be able to extract salt and other harmful properties of seawater to make it drinkable. Desalination of seawater has been used for decades to purify...
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...gress in other fields, we should understand human geography to help solve future environmental problems. The effects of population explosion and rural land use can have major detrimental effects if we do not address them quickly and effectively.
BBC. "History of Life on Earth." BBC News. BBC, 2014. Web. 24 May 2014.
Duke University. "How Much Do We Waste Daily?" How Much Do We Waste Daily? Center for Sustainability and Commerce, 2014. Web. 25 May 2014.
World Atlas. "Population of All Countries of the World Largest to Smallest." Population of All Countries of the World Largest to Smallest. World Atlas, 2013. Web. 25 May 2014.
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