Coastal Megacities

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Over the years, the population of urban life has increased to a great extent. Cities that have expanded into a huge group are now considered megacities. With such growth, many advantages and disadvantages came along. Many of the megacities are known to be coastal megacities. Ewing discusses many sides of the issues and opportunities that are present once a coastal megacity is born. The number one hazardous factor that will be present is the increase in pollution because of overpopulation. Since an abundant of people are living in megacities, factories and cars will be used more than small cities which will result in the pollution of air. Pollution makes the air dirty and this will eventually result in an unsafe atmosphere for people. Since the air is dirty, more illnesses will come into the picture. Once an illness hits, the spread of it can be very rapid because of the overpopulation and how everyone will be so tightly packed together. In coastal megacities, the beaches are also effected by the pollution because the ocean becomes dirty as well. Because of this, animals are exposed to a more…show more content…
Through the evidence of statistics, the gradual increase of the population of megacities are displayed to show the change over the years and how the changed effected the economy and the coastal megacities. Ewing makes connections to everyday scenarios and how every hazard and opportunity fits to our lifestyle. He discusses the causes of opportunities available at coastal megacities and the effects of the opportunities and what they have in stored for people. Same goes for the hazards. In the article, Ewing assumes that we have the basic knowledge of what is right and what is wrong. The article is written as if the audience knows which effects of coastal megacities are the negative ones, which are the hazards, and which are the positive ones, which are the

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