Humans are of course, radically altering the environment of the entire world. When one thinks about humans destroying the environment usually the destruction of rainforests, pollution of water and things which largely affect animals are brought to mind. I'm, however, looking for ways in which humans are destryoing or altering an environment which will ultimately, or already has, began to effect human environment in a powerful way. So, does anyone have a link to any good papers about how pollution or otherwise destroying/changing the environment will be detrimental to humans, as well as things humans could change to stop these things from happening or lessen their effects? Something about global warming and melting icecaps would be nice, maybe something which could quantate the amount of damage that will be done due to the inevitable rise in sea level, such as loss of crops, destruction of costal cities, radical environmental changes (ie an ice age in europe due to disruption of gulf stream) etc. Also some statistics about general global warming effects, causes and timeframe would be helpful. Again, i'm looking for something that can show what is inevitaby going to happen, and what can realistically be avoided. Of course if anyone has any links to other ways in which changes in the environment would negatively affect humans that would be very useful as well, the more topics the merrier. Some possible other topics I'm considering: -Pollution of the air leading to poor health in industrial areas. Wasn't there some large smog cloud over much of asia recently due to all the industry going on there? Does anyone have a link to an article about that? -Pollution of water leading to less available drinking water. Anything else anyone can think of and provide information about which has potential to cuase great amounts of harm to humans but can also be averted would be of great help. Thanks alot.