Sunday, April 23, 2017

In days past it was called, "Population Stress."

Alabama is the Most Stressed State (click here)

...The study, conducted by WalletHub, evaluates stress based on more than 30 metrics related to work, money, family, health and safety.
Family-related stress includes factors like cost of child care and divorce rates, whereas work-related stress looks at measures such as average commute time and job security....
Below is the poverty map of the USA by State. The information came from the US Census. Alabama has the highest level of poverty in the USA.

This is the population clock. Not the USA debt clock, the population clock.

U. S. and World Population Clock (click here)

Population impacts (click here) on the environment primarily through the use of natural resources and production of wastes and is associated with environmental stresses like loss of biodiversity, air and water pollution and increased pressure on arable land. Population size and rates of growth are key elements in environmental change. At any level of development, increased population increases the energy use, resource consumption and environmental stress. Population growth and consumption are fundamental drivers of human environmental impacts.In the matter of population and environment, per capita income and per capita energy consumption have been considered. Final conclusion is that human population growth is the number one threat to the world’s environment.  Each person requires energy, food, space and resources to survive, which results in environmental losses.