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      In the article Sustainable Cities: Innovative Urban Planning in Singapore, Flemmich Webb argues that if cities with rising populations do not to embrace sustainable development in the next years, they will lose out financially since they will find themselves enable to attract businesses and talents from other sustainably developed cities. The author states that although cities only cover 2% of the Earth’s surface, they exploit more than 75% of resources available on Earth.

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       In the article “Last Leap for the Wild Salmon”, Stuart Millar explains the disastrous effects global warming has on the wild salmons fisheries in Scotland. Wild salmons were always the nation’s natural heritage until it recently decayed, causing fishermen to find them only in scarce amounts. Almost all of the rivers in Scotland, even the ones which used to have the most prestigious wild salmon fisheries, are today in a situation where some salmon populations face extinction. For example, the fishermen caught the Lochy, at type of salmons, to up to 1,200 fish in one season.

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        In the article “Coral Reef Are Not Just Pretty – They Are Vital of Life“, Erik Van Sebille argues that in order to keep the coral ecosystem healthy, we need to combat climate change right now. Indeed, since our climate is warming much faster than it ever did before, the corals will not be able to cope, causing them to eventually die. The author says that without corals in the oceans, the world would be a significantly different one. In fact, Van Sebille brings attention to the 500 million people that depend on corals for their food and their livelihoods.

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          In the article “Just How Much Can the Sea Rise from Burning Fossil Fuels? A Lot”, the author Christina Nunez, emphasizes the impacts of the overuse of fossil fuels on the increase of the sea level. The author raises awareness among its readers by mentioning that large cities such as New York, Shanghai and Tokyo will eventually be flooded by water if all fossil fuels available are burned. Based on researchers’ works, Nunez identifies carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas, oil, and coal as the major source affecting the ice sheet and the increase in sea water.

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In Dennis Dimick’s article “As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough”, we are brought into the light of the impacts that our increased growth population has brought on to our planet as well as the people living on it. In the article, Dimick gives different theories for what could become of our population in the next hundred years, with one theory marking us down for our population to increase more then 11 billion by 2100.

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