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Changing Population Trends. A rapidly growing population uses resources at an increased rate and can overwhelm the infrastructure of a community. Infrastructure: The basic facilities and services that support a community, such as schools and hospitals. Problems of Rapid Growth.

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Problems of rapid growth
Problems of Rapid Growth rate and can overwhelm the infrastructure of a community.

  • People cannot live without:

    • Clean Water

    • Fuel

    • Land that can be farmed for food


A shortage of firewood
A Shortage of Firewood rate and can overwhelm the infrastructure of a community.

  • In many of the poorest countries, wood is the main fuel source.

  • Stable population  Deadwood is used

  • High pop growth  Healthy, living trees are cut down


What is fuel u sed for
What is Fuel rate and can overwhelm the infrastructure of a community.used for?

  • A supply of fuel ensures that a person:

    • 1) Can boil water.

      • Public, available water is dirty and contains water-borne pathogens

    • 2) Cook food

  • Without enough fuelwood, many people suffer from disease and malnutrition.


Unsafe water
Unsafe Water!! rate and can overwhelm the infrastructure of a community.

  • In places that lack infrastructure, the local water supply may be used for sewage disposal (in addition to drinking)!


Dirty nasty water
Dirty, Nasty Water rate and can overwhelm the infrastructure of a community.

  • The water supply, becomes a breeding ground for organisms that cause diseases such as:

    • Dysentery

    • Typhoid

    • Cholera


Impacts on land
Impacts on Land rate and can overwhelm the infrastructure of a community.

  • Growing populations may have a shortage of arable land, which is land that can be used to grow crops.


Urbanization
Urbanization rate and can overwhelm the infrastructure of a community.

  • Much of the world’s population is undergoing urbanization, the movement of people from rural areas to cities.


Suburban sprawl
Suburban Sprawl rate and can overwhelm the infrastructure of a community.

  • Leads to:

    • Traffic Jams

    • Inadequate infrastructure

    • Reduction of land for

      • farming

      • Wildlife habitat

    • Housing within cities becomes more costly


Oh the possibilities
Oh the Possibilities rate and can overwhelm the infrastructure of a community.


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