How does the environment affect humans?????

How Does the environment have an affect on humans? like on their health and other stuff like that? not how do humans affect the environment. every time that i look it up online, it tells me how humans affect the enviroment. i need to Know the opposite. can anyone at least send me a link at [email protected]? it would be better if you would do that than leave a comment. if you would, thank you very much.

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JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Hey Nate-

Maybe you're just having a hard time thinking of stuff because there's just too much to get your head around. The environment affects practically everything we do!

Think about health stuff first—bad air quality can give us respiratory problems, polluted water can make us sick, and we need sunlight to live (it regulates our internal clocks, it helps us produce vitamin D in our skin) but too much of it can burn us, or even cause us to develop skin cancer. Stuff like that.

Or consider how the environment affects the way we live. People have figured out ways of dealing with extreme heat and cold, depending on where they live. In different parts of the world, people wear different clothes, and live in different kinds of houses, and eat different foods—a lot of this is determined by the environment. And people settle in certain spots because the land is good for growing things, or because there are rivers to use, or because there's an ocean to provide food for them.

And this is a little more complicated, but the environment has determined how we evolved into humans in the first place (remember, evolution is all about living things changing to live more successfully in a certain set of environmental conditions).

Just try to think of some specific topics, and then search for those. Think about how you have to deal with the environment, and work your way up from there.

posted on Mon, 04/27/2009 - 1:57pm
dhee's picture
dhee says:

you're right...humans are affected by environment...but it's all because of man's doing...

posted on Tue, 11/02/2010 - 9:22pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

tecnicly the environment effects humans in someways that humans dont do like we dont make poisonous plants/animals

posted on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 10:52am
Britney Poundes's picture
Britney Poundes says:

I justed wanted to know how the environment effects what we look like.

posted on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 7:58am
natenat3p's picture
natenat3p says:

thank you very much

posted on Tue, 04/28/2009 - 10:47am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

hi i think that this is that trees help us breath of course and with out trees we would die and tree is in the enviroment so yeah

posted on Thu, 08/06/2009 - 11:12pm
Jojo_014's picture
Jojo_014 says:

well all of these are true but tree's not only give us oxygen but paper too...........and by man cutting down the trees for word or a building we are hurting ourselves.....so ya.

posted on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 11:17am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Well, I think breathing is more important than paper, if it was a choice. We're so advance in technology We could always do more electronically to save on paper, even using a Ipad or Ibooks on a daily basis, so many other options. Just thought I share my thought, gave me the impression you'll choose paper over, clean breathing air.

posted on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:18pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

And cut down the trees and dig up the oil to make the elctricity to power things electronically. Doing things on computers compared to writing it out, isn't actually helping that much.

posted on Sun, 06/12/2011 - 4:42am
Neard's picture
Neard says:

obviously trees gives us oxygen and also produces food!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 2:20am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i dont like it when trees are cut down for condominiums!!!!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 08/07/2009 - 10:49am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

you need to breath to build

posted on Sat, 05/28/2011 - 2:46pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I dont like that trees are being cut down for any thing. Trees give us oxegen which we humans need to survive!

posted on Fri, 08/07/2009 - 2:41pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I also hate that people are cutting down trees they are so selfish! GO GREEN!!!!!

posted on Sat, 08/08/2009 - 10:19am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Speak on a tree when one fall on your house!!!!

posted on Thu, 07/22/2010 - 6:42pm
The Rocker!'s picture
The Rocker! says:

i say save the earth we live here. so cutting down trees for anymore houses. is bad. we have enough houses in the world. so go buy some houses which is already up. the ecomeny is bad enough without buliding more stores with the money we dont have. so save the trees and maybe some money will come into our banks. also we need to recylce, we can make the world a cleaner and better place. everything counts!!

posted on Sun, 08/09/2009 - 3:44pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think your blowing it out of perspective. If we evolve then that means that the world evolves, so when you cut down trees the world just adjusts itself to be able to cope with it, and trust me there is no shortage of trees.

posted on Tue, 08/17/2010 - 9:17pm
Danika's picture
Danika says:

Did anyone take into consideration that trees are a renewable resource. Maybe we should be focusing on the resources that are not renewable. Selective logging actually assists in preventing forest fires. Forest fires wreack havvock on not only trees but the animals that live in the forest. Logging is a lot less disruptive. Now OIL is not a renewable resource. Focus on a fuel that is safe for the environment and renewable. I would much rather people heat there houses with some firewood than propane or electricity.

posted on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:15am
Unhappy's picture
Unhappy says:

Well think about it this way. WHAT would happen if humans keep abusing the enviornment? Sickness, death,
possible animal and human extinction? It's important to help keep the environment safe for our grandchildrens' children because if we don;t do something about this hazard, then we may be the cause of the next animal extinctions. Especially in the economies demands. Take the rainforest as an example. The mor we waste paper and use it for things like global newspapers and stuff the more those animals SUFFER!


posted on Mon, 10/12/2009 - 2:56pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

well i think the environment affects everything around us.

posted on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 3:17pm
ALiyare's picture
ALiyare says:

Humans have to be careful of what they do in their daily life.

posted on Mon, 12/07/2009 - 9:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

the trees is very importent thing in our life , because if is NO TREES NO LIFE !!! .. wake up all !! ,, our world is in a bad state ..

posted on Tue, 12/29/2009 - 11:09am
Kleo's picture
Kleo says:

Radiation from the sun in the form of Ultra-Violet rays can damage our skin and cause cancer.

The environment provides us the food we eat, the air we breath, the water we drink, the fuel we burn to heat our homes, we use to fuel our vehicles, the minerals we use to build our structures and devices, the clothes we wear, and colours our perception of belief and reality.
^^ I found this doing my homework, soo I hope that hepls as well. :)

posted on Tue, 02/23/2010 - 12:00pm
Ndey's picture
Ndey says:

This is kind of appeal for all,
Please let us protect our environment. Because of our carelessness we are putting our lives in danger. Pause for a moment and think of the damages that are happening in our world, isn't it because of our own mistake? God has given us a beautiful world with beautiful resources, however, rather than protecting the environment we are destroying it.
Environment is life, without conducive environment we can't survive. Let us make our life enjoyable and longer by protecting our environment.
We have received green world, let us leave for others green world.

posted on Thu, 02/25/2010 - 11:54pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i have the same question. please add more JGordon

posted on Tue, 04/13/2010 - 8:41pm
GrimSqueaker's picture
GrimSqueaker says:

I wish people would do some reseach and stop repeating what theyre told without thinking.

We have MORE trees today than we did 50 or a 100 years ago. Trees are a renewable resource, when people cut themdown the plant MORE so they have more to cut down.

They are a serious cash crop, and very important to not only our environmental eosystem but also to our financial ecosystem

posted on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 8:16am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i have the same question but i think no one can answer it can someone try and answer it ????????

i dont think someone can but i'll give it a try to know other peoples answers.....

posted on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 10:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

ya me to, i just said that the tress give us oxygen and the sun gives us heat and helps our crops grow for food and that thats pretty much it :) good luck on your project

posted on Sun, 09/19/2010 - 12:40pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

oil ooil can harm everday life

posted on Mon, 05/17/2010 - 9:23am
Tree Huggers stink!'s picture
Tree Huggers stink! says:

OK! so you ppl are saying that its selfish to cut down trees but! how about paper and all the things made of trees such as money!!! what would we do without paper and money! tHE world would be so different! SO its not selfish its SMART!


posted on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 7:25pm
ABCDEF123's picture
ABCDEF123 says:

@Tree Huggers stink! We as a community can live without money if we all just shared amongst eachother the resources we all have. This would allow the human race to be a better and friendlier community and would eliminate unemployment and dept. This solution would also allow every person on earth the best oppurtunities available, which is something that can be negatily affected by money in some instances. Also if we eliminate money from our lives we would become a better race because it would allow the humans to function as a dependant race where each person contributes to some part of the over all culture and life style of humanity. I am aware that in some ways this is already true but if we were to eliminate money i think it would be a more possitive process. Also in your comment, your ideas appeare to show that money is more important than life which is something is wrong in today's societies and can be change and should be changed.

posted on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:52pm
Madison's picture
Madison says:

Trees are awesome!!! Don't cut them down. They give you oxygen.

posted on Tue, 06/01/2010 - 11:01am
i love trees 's picture
i love trees says:

and its also a home for our animals

posted on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 8:17pm
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Julian Sabularse says:

I love the earth please take care of it because it will only get back to us for example if we pollute air we are also pulluting our oxygen that we breathe ,see these things are essential to our health so if we do good... like cleaning earth reducing garbage especially plastic we will also feel good because we are living in a very clean world. Thank You. :)

posted on Tue, 07/06/2010 - 2:14am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:


It would be way nicer if people stayed on topic. is there a way to lock these? its been a long time, and the question has been answered.

posted on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:21pm
JENNY BIEBER's picture

The enviroment also affects us by the climet changing all of the time when we dont know it.

posted on Sun, 09/19/2010 - 8:31pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

just to tell u guys its not selfish trees have to be cut down to make ur homes so shut up it aint bad

posted on Sun, 11/07/2010 - 12:12pm
hii's picture
hii says:

if you think that trees are not important look up the process of photospcis some thing like that. If you know what that means then you what i am talking about

posted on Wed, 11/10/2010 - 5:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

no trees no life?? Is this for oxygen.... because I didn't know filling Oxygen takes had anything to do with hanging out in the forest. Plus there are many other plants that do the same thing as trees. The biggest thing the trees do for us, is in the rain forest and that's store endangered animals.

posted on Wed, 12/01/2010 - 2:24pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

How does the environment affect humans? Well, aside from shaping our evolution and making us what we are, here's a more immediate spin on the ecosystem services that nature provides:

posted on Wed, 12/01/2010 - 5:03pm
Billy McTool's picture
Billy McTool says:

The video that you posted was awsome... i need to do and essay about how nature affects humans and this video helped a lot, thank you! <3

posted on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 7:27am
johniram's picture
johniram says:

The environment is one of the most important things in the world. If we do not keep it clean and healthy it will eventually destroy us.

posted on Wed, 12/01/2010 - 8:20pm
awesome's picture
awesome says:

you guys need to lower your food rate a lot

posted on Thu, 12/02/2010 - 12:29pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i am a tree hugger i love the earth and seeing people clean up the enviroment mde me wonder what can i do there are many things i can do just at my home

posted on Thu, 12/02/2010 - 12:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I really like the Ford Pinto, man what a nice car.

posted on Sun, 05/01/2011 - 5:03pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Okay. Thank you guys for your comments. :) These helped me a lot in doing my homework.

posted on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 2:12am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

What you need to look at is Occupation Science and Occupational Therapy theories. These all cover how the environment impacts on health and well-being.

posted on Thu, 02/09/2012 - 2:33am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

thank you u helped me with my homework

posted on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 11:04am
Anonymousyong's picture
Anonymousyong says:

what i wanna know is how do we affect the environment and how does it affect us

posted on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 8:28am
Aditya D M's picture
Aditya D M says:

thank you guys i got some points for the debate.

posted on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 8:40am
Khaled's picture
Khaled says:

Human effect the world

posted on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 7:25pm
Khaled's picture
Khaled says:

Human effect the world

posted on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 7:25pm
Tibetan's picture
Tibetan says:

Forest fires can harm habitats, diseases, construction, oil spills and last but not least littering

posted on Sat, 05/04/2013 - 9:13am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Human effects the world

posted on Sun, 06/30/2013 - 1:42am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Guys environment can affect skin tone, body build, diet, eye color... etc. And you guys really think we have enough houses...? Take a trip to any third world country.

posted on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 5:27am
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sivia anzal says:


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