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    Earth's Carrying Capacity

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    Technology has increased the Earth's capacity to support more humans, but it has also placed this increased capacity at risk. Please list three or four major ways that the Earth's carrying capacity has been threatened and give support for each answer.
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    1. Infections. Increased population, increased population density and swifter and more frequent long range as well as medium and short range transportation capability and capacity increase sensitivity to epidemics and pandemics of which the 1917 "Spanish" flue was an early example and the present bird flue scare is the most recent one (others were the "Asiatic" & "Hong Kong" flues in the 1950-ies & 1960-ies or the ...

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