how humans may exercise choices which could limit or worsen the effects of the environmental damage that they cause Can anyone explain possible solutions to the effect humans have on the Earth and its environment.

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I think we all have a choice of whether or not we help or hurt the environment.  A person might make things worse by purchasing a larger vehicle than they need that has poor gas mileage.  A person might make things better by purchasing a small, hybrid vehicle instead.  I think we can all make small changes in our lives that can help the environment.  This might be something as simple as recycling or using reusable bags.  As larger items wear out and need replacing, we can decide to purchase more efficient models.  For instance, our water heater finally broke and we chose to replace it...

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