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5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10

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Published on Jan 7, 2013

Hank gives the run down on the top five ways humans are negatively impacting the environment and having detrimental effects on the valuable ecosystem services which a healthy biosphere provides.

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Table of Contents
Ecosystem Services 00:51
The Importance of Biodiversity 04:07
Deforestation 06:42
Desertification 06:49
Global Warming 07:59
Invasive Species 08:51
Overharvesting 09:20

Crash Course/SciShow videos referenced in this episode:
Hydrologic and Carbon Cycles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D7hZp...
Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leHy-Y...
Ecological Succession: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZKIHe...
Climate Change: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Jxs7...
Invasive Species: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDOwTX...
Food Shortage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPLJP8...

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