Human Impacts on the Environment

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Human Impacts on the Environment by Mind Map: Human Impacts on the Environment

1. Pollution

1.1. Air

1.1.1. Burning Fossil Fuels

1.1.2. Industrial Emissions

1.1.3. Agriculture

1.2. Land

1.2.1. Sewage

1.2.2. Nuclear Wastes

1.2.3. Acid Rain

1.3. Water

1.3.1. Surface Run Off

1.3.2. Plastics & Garbage

1.3.3. Oil Spills

2. Loss of Biodiversity

2.1. Deforestation

2.1.1. Disrupts Carbon Cycle

2.1.2. Ruins Food Web

2.1.3. Destruction Of Shelter

2.2. Urbanization

2.2.1. Urban Sprawl

2.2.2. Loss of Wildlife habitats

2.2.3. Extermination

2.3. Climate change

2.3.1. Affects temp. sensitive organisms

2.3.2. Changes water availability

2.3.3. New Diseases

3. Invasive and Exotic species

3.1. Disrupts food web

3.1.1. Competition

3.1.2. Consumes key parts of foodweb

3.1.3. No Natural Predator

3.2. Overpopulation

3.2.1. Invades other animal homes

3.2.2. Invades human property

3.2.3. Saturates pyramid of energy

3.3. Environmental Destruction

3.3.1. Produces Waste

3.3.2. Introduces new diseases

3.3.3. Harms native vegetation