HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE LITHOSPHERE

James Ardma
Mind Map by James Ardma, updated more than 1 year ago
James Ardma
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Higher School Certificate Geography Mind Map on HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE LITHOSPHERE, created by James Ardma on 03/21/2019.

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HUMAN IMPACTS ON THE LITHOSPHERE
  1. Rapid growth In World Population
    1. LEADS TO: deterioration of vital components of biophysical environments
    2. Accelerated rate + extent of our impact
      1. Decrease in biodiversity
      2. LAND DEGRADATION
        1. 'The decline in the quality of natural land resources, commonly caused by improper use'
          1. Land degradation encompasses soil degradation and the deterioration of natural landscapes and vegetation. It includes the adverse effects of : overgrazing, excessive tillage (mechanical cultivation of agricultural soils by a plough), erosion, sediment deposition, mining, urbanisation, disposal of industrial wastes, road construction, decline of plant communities and the effects of poisonous plants of animals.
          2. It affects soil, flora, fauna, water (both quality and quantity), aesthetic appeal and inevitability and production levels
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