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How man has changed the landscape of the Earth
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The Great Human Migration | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine

The Great Human Migration | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine | The Impact on the Earth by Man | Scoop.it

Why humans left their African homeland 80,000 years ago to colonize the world...

Humans began there journey out of Africa, and quickly began reshaping the planet. Mankind went from hunter gatherers to building large cities, and destroying the Planet.

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World Population - Human Impact - Learn More - Our Changing Planet - UMAC

World Population - Human Impact - Learn More - Our Changing Planet - UMAC | The Impact on the Earth by Man | Scoop.it

As our early ancestors migrated they also took the lands they inhabited. The population of man grew from about 200,000 to 7 billion today. Many animals and plant species became extinct in the process. Humans have destoyed over 484 animal species and 654 plant species.

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The Impacts of Megacities on Air Pollution and World Climate

The Impacts of Megacities on Air Pollution and World Climate | The Impact on the Earth by Man | Scoop.it

As of 2008, for the first time, the majority of the world’s population is living in urban areas, many in megacities (with populations over 10 million). Megacities are not only the center of growing economies, but are also large sources of air pollutants and climate-forcing agents. Under this initiative an assessment has been written that for the first time summarizes the current knowledge around atmospheric chemistry in megacities in Africa, Asia, South America, North America, and Europe. The assessment also summarizes past and current research projects on this topic such as MEGAPOLI, CityZen, ICARTT, CalNex, MILAGRO, CareBeijing, PRIDE-PRD, and IMPACT. Finally the report will identify knowledge gaps on atmospheric chemistry in megacities. IGAC plans to provide updates to this assessment every 4 to 5 years.

 

The polution is apparent on the Earth, and not long ago many believed it would take some time before it effects the inhabitants. polution is effecting us now not later.


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Help Fight Climate Change & Global Warming | The Nature Conservancy

Help Fight Climate Change & Global Warming | The Nature Conservancy | The Impact on the Earth by Man | Scoop.it

Help fight global climate change. Stop deforestation or support policies that will reduce emissions, causing global warming.

The Nature Conservancy believes that if we slow down on polution and save the last of the untouched nature reserves it will be OK. Steve Westgate

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Mystery Booms Heard Across the U.S. Within 24 Hours

Mystery Booms Heard Across the U.S. Within 24 Hours | The Impact on the Earth by Man | Scoop.it

The end of the world is a bit silly, but the end of one era, and the beginning of another looks more and more possible.


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2012 - Mayan Prophecy and the End of the World

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Paradise or Oblivion

Paradise or Oblivion This video presentation advocates a new socio-economic system, which is updated to present-day knowledge, featuring the life-long work of Social Engineer, Futurist, Inventor and Industrial Designer Jacque Fresco, which he calls...

We think we created a paradise, yet it was on the desruction of the Earth. When the Earth dies all life on her will die as well. Many do not think or even look whats going on. I can remember swimming at a particular beach thirty years age. Now nothing lives in the water, and to swim in this water is very unhealthy. This planet can be a Paradise again it may take time, but it also maybe to late. Mother Earth is and will be cleansing herself, not just to get ride of the man cancer, but to inqubate new life. Hopefuly this new lifedoes not follow in the Humans foot print. What a mess that would be, and the Earth would have to start cleaning up once more.

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The job: Define human impact on planet as a geological era

The job: Define human impact on planet as a geological era | The Impact on the Earth by Man | Scoop.it

Humans drive trillions of miles in cars, clear-cut forests for agriculture and create vast landfills teeming with the detritus of industrialization.

Air, soil, and water polution is a major factor in the destuction of the Earth. Many look at how polution effects humans. These people should relize that humans unlike many animal, plant, and sea creatures are not as durable to outside forces. What hurts the other inhabitants on the planet hurts humans worse. 


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Greenbang - Smart Technology Analysts

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Earths fragile eco-systemis being destroyed. Is it to late?

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Deforestation causes cooling, study shows

Deforestation causes cooling, study shows | The Impact on the Earth by Man | Scoop.it

Deforestation, considered by scientists to contribute significantly to global warming, has been shown by a Yale-led team to actually cool the local climate in northern latitudes, according to a paper published today in Nature.

Wow cutting the forests down not only warms the planet in some places, but deforestation cools other places down as well. This must be a shock on their particular eco-system. 


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The Global Food Waste Scandal

TED Talks Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

 

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perpective on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 

 

We may think of polution as a destructive force behind the Earths demise, but consuming all the natural resources is a way to kill the planet. when there is no more how can anything survive? We as a whole waste more and more not only food, but we waste all the planets natural resources as well.Steve Westgate

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.


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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 11:13 PM

Ted explains it well how we all waste perfectly good food that people would like to eat. Also it was amazing how much food was in the dumpsters that was just a day or week old. That meat could feed hundreds of people that are struggling to eat and all that meet to waste. 

megan b clement's curator insight, December 16, 2013 6:51 AM

Ted talks about just how wasteful our planet is. How we just ignore the issue and act like it will  not affect us in the future. When he shows you video and pictures of massive piles of the ends of a loaf of bread or all the food that Stop and Shop throws out because it does not "look" good for the customer. How every little bit of help counts you can try to make a little bit of an effort to be less wasteful. We have so much unnecessary waste. Like when he uses the example of how many people throw away the ends of a loaf of bread then he shows the waste of the ends of bread in massive piles it makes you sick. Especially with all of the hungry people in the world we need to be more resourceful.

 

 

Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 21, 2014 7:13 PM

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perceptive on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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6.6 earthquake jolts China's Xinjiang, 34 injured

6.6 earthquake jolts China's Xinjiang, 34 injured | The Impact on the Earth by Man | Scoop.it

6.6 earthquake jolts China's Xinjiang, 34 injured ♦ 30 Jun 2012 In China, atleast 34 people were injured in a powerful 6.6-magnitude quake that jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Saturday.120 others were trapped..

Many believe we are in an epoch, and the crazy weather, and the natural disasters are  going to get worse. This and other Earth quakes are becomeing more frequent. Is the Earth curing itself or  is it just that time for change?

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Your top 20 predictions for 2112

Your top 20 predictions for 2112 | The Impact on the Earth by Man | Scoop.it

Your top 20 predictions on what the world will be like in 100 years.

Predictions are many,and what can, will, or not happen is just a guess. The true prediction is that if mankind does not stop destroying our home we will not have a home to live in/on. The ramifications of the destruction of wars, deforestatio, polution, and waste is going to kick us in the back side hard. People of all the planet should step back and deside soon on keep going a head or will they deside to stop and smell,taste, see, and hear what our ancestors experienced. To be one with nature not the ones against her. 

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