Class 8 Passage-35 POPULATION (150 Words Subjective Solved)

By | August 9, 2018

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POPULATION

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

Earth’s population will be forced to colonise two planets within 50 years if natural resources continue to be exploited at the current rate, according to a report out this week.
A study by World Wildlife Fund, released on Tuesday, warns that the human race is plundering the planet at a rate that outstrips its capacity to support life.
In a damning condemnation of Western society’s high consumption levels, it adds that the extra planets of the size of the earth will be required by the year 2050 as existing resources will be exhausted.
The report reveals that more than a third of the natural world has been destroyed over the past 30 years. The report warns that either people curb their extravagant lifestyles or treat earth’s resources more kindly.
Otherwise, they will have to depend upon the scientists to locate another planet that can inhabit human life. At the moment it is a very difficult task, and our future generations are at great risk.     

(a) Why would we need two planets within 50 years?
(b) Name the agency which has released a report about the earth’s resources.
(c) How can people save the earth?
(d) Give opposite of ‘extravagant’ and ‘reveals’.                                                                                   

 Ans.

(a) We need two planets within 50 years because we are exploiting natural resources at a very high speed.
(b) World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
(c) by curbing their extravagant lifestyle.
(d) extravagant — miser
reveals — hides.

 

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