Population Problem an Opinion Paper

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Population Problem

For most of the worlds history population has not been a problem up until 1000AD, since then population has been growing rapidly. Now there are about 6.5 to 7 billion people living on earth way more than it can support. The growth of the human population did not start to increase until agriculture started to become a common trend, and domesticating animals which turned us from hunter gathers to a more sedentary life style. Advances in sanitation and medicine have also been a great factor to the population growth that is troubling our world today. The massive growth in our population is a huge problem; the world population is currently growing at around seventy five million people per year, the equivalent of a country the size of Germany, these are extra people factoring in deaths for that year. That is the problem. If your head is not spinning then you do not understand how big of a problem this really is. This is an example twenty thousand people died in an earthquake at India in 2001, before the west could even hear about it the losses were made up. Some may argue that the world could support a population of 25 to 50 billion people but what kind of world would we be living in, who is going to stop the growth of the population then? The bigger the numbers the faster the growth. Eventually we will need some form of birth control in all areas, or it will be taken care of by natural means; starvation, pandemic diseases, or warfare to secure what food and supplies we will have left. To stop the growth we need to take action right now, while there is still a chance to keep it in control. If the world does not want to face a mass starvation or war on a scale that we have never seen before we have to stop the population growth. The only fair way to do this is by education everyone so that they know two’s your lot. A universal limit of two children per woman, it must be universal, no exceptions, especially on religious grounds. It is the Muslim...
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