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How do humans affect the environment?

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  • Essay length: 1426 words
  • Submitted: 29/01/2004
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Nigel Fisher
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AS and A Level Environmental Management

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Overall this essay summarises some of the ways in which humans have negative and positive impacts on the environment, by focusing on a few of the many examples. Some of the big topics (like human contributions to global climate change) are not addressed. Some of the examples used could be improved by being more up to date. Higher level answers would also mention the different scales at which these effects are being felt.

Marked by teacher Nigel Fisher 10/04/2013

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Tuesday, 08 May 2007

How do humans affect the environment?

The condition of today's environment has been affected by many factors, some of which are positive, which benefit the environment, while other effects on the environment are negative meaning they damage or cause harm to the environment. One factor, which affects the environment, is humans. The negative ways, which we affect the environment are, through building, farming, pollution, and quarrying. However, there are some positive effects on the environment caused by humans such as, the conservation of endangered species, protection of the o-zone layer, and the conservation of the earths resources.

This essay therefore will be set out into two main parts. The first of these two parts will discuss how humans have a negative effect on the environment; this will focus on the issue of pollution. Secondly, I will discuss the positive effects, which we have on the environment; this section of the essay will discuss conservation and the protection of the ozone layer. I will then conclude this essay by giving my personal view on how humans affect the environment and whether the overall effect is negative or positive.

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Overall this essay summarises some of the ways in which humans have negative and positive impacts on the environment, by focusing on a few of the many examples. Some of the big topics (like human contributions to global climate change) are not addressed. Some of the examples used could be improved by being more up to date. Higher level answers would also mention the different scales at which these effects are being felt.

Marked by teacher Nigel Fisher 10/04/2013

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