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  1. Introduction
  2. The lifestyles and impact
  3. The population factor
  4. The inefficient consumption of resources and threat
  5. Class divisions of the population
  6. The problem of housing
  7. The swelling population
  8. Example of China
  9. Acts of environmental degradation
  10. China's problem
  11. Communist Party
  12. The collapse of the Soviet Union
  13. Eating habits
  14. Conclusion
  15. Bibliography

The world's consensus on the status of the environment is shifting now, more than ever, into one of concern. As the years have passed pass, especially throughout the last decade or two, we have all seen our environment continue to get more depleted. The earth is warming, the oceans are threatening, the air is smelly, the water dirty and if we do not do something soon, the scientists are telling us that we are going to be in big trouble, more trouble than humanity has ever known and more trouble than humanity is able to get itself out of. How did this happen?

[...] Tilt, Bryan and Pichu Xiao. Industry, Pollution and Environmental Enforcement in Rural China: Implications for Sustainable Development. Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development. Brockport: Spring 2007. Vol Iss. James A. Brander. Viewpoint: Sustainability: Malthus Revisited? The Canadian Journal of Economics. Malden: Feb 2007. Vol Iss. 3. Erik Stokstad. Will Malthus Continue to be Wrong? Science. Washington: Jul Vol Iss.5731; pg Ibid. Ibid. [...]

[...] Ecological Collapse Threatens, The World Today. London: Aug/Sep 2005. Vol Iss. 8/9. Lundberg, Jan. Overpopulation, vegans eating plastic, and the housing bubble, Culture Change. Arcata: Dec Iss.117. Omni. Meat Pollution. New York: Sep 1993. Vol Iss Oster, Shai. Politics & Economics: In China, Activism Is Risky Pursuit; Groups Proliferate but Remain Vulnerable to Wrath of Local Officials. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). New York, N.Y.: Sep Stokstad, Erik. Will Malthus Continue to be Wrong? Science. Washington: Jul Vol Iss.5731. [...]

[...] The mere fact that the our population has multiplied in the way it has, coupled with the fact that global environmental standards have been, and still are, near to impossible to achieve. One of the first people argue that population would become a factor was Thomas Malthus. He predicted that the world's population would outrun the world's food supply. Even though this has not happened, his work was an evolutionary social theory.[1] Mathus' work was done as a stark rebuttal to the Utopian philosophers of his day, he argued that human populations will always tend to grow with the absence to proper foresight. [...]

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