• I abhor vivisection. It should at least be curbed. Better, it should be abolished. I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery, that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty. The whole thing is evil.
    -Charles Mayo (founder of the Mayo Clinic)

Impact of Population Growth Print E-mail
  • Supplies of water for irrigation are declining around the world as underground water reserves - aquifers - become depleted faster than nature can fill them. Groundwater overdrafting is now widespread in the crop-producing regions of central and northern China, northwest and southern India, parts of Pakistan, much of the Western United States, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Nearly half the earth's land mass already has been changed by human activity - wetlands filled in, forests cut down, prairies plowed under. Runoff from farms, industries, and urban areas has resulted in some 50 "dead zones" in
    coastal waters.
  • Among the ocean's 200 major fish stocks, 35% are in decline, and another 25% are being fully exploited. 
  • Species are going extinct at a faster rate than ever before, including the time when dinosaurs were dying out.
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