Highly Overpopulation Country

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As of now the world’s population has reached around 6.5 billion. Every 110 hours, 1 million people are added to the world’s population. So add 1 million people every 110 hours to 6.5 billion and what do you get, 8-12 billion people by the end of the 21st century. More people equals more consumption, which equals more pollution, which as one person stated in this class, equals death. Overpopulation is a growing problem that is occurring right beneath our noses. This is a problem that is affecting me, you, our future children, and the entire world. Although 12% of the class and many people outside the classroom believe that overpopulation is myth, this morning I want to show you the reality of it and the catastrophic consequences of overpopulation. In my speech today I want to persuade you that overpopulation will lead to the downfall of society because it causes us to deplete the earth of all her natural resources and it is devastating our environment and we need to actively participate in saving the future of mother earth and the future for ourselves, our future family, and the future of society. Let me start off by explaining what overpopulation is to the 37% of the class who does not know. According to dictionary.com, overpopulation is when an organism’s number exceeds the carrying capacity of its habitat and the habitat is no longer a suitable environment to live on. It refers to more than just the number of people; it refers to our relationship to mother earth. To better explain this concept, imagine an environment that is holding 10 people but there is only enough space, food and drinking water for 7 people that is overpopulation. Thomas Malthus proposed in his book, An Essay on the Principle of Population that resources grow linearly while population grows exponentially. He argued that, if left unrestricted, human population would continue to grow until they will become too large to be supported by the food grown on available agricultural land,...
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