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Topics: World population, Human, Population growth Pages: 4 (1318 words) Published: December 7, 2013

Studies, Institute for Population. Howmany.org. n.d. 1 12 2014 . Human population is growing like never before. We are now adding one billion people to the planet every 12 years. That's about 220,000 per day. The list of problems this is causing, or at least complicating, is a long one. It includes shortages of all our resources, war and social conflict, limits on personal freedom, overcrowding and the health and survival of other species. While overpopulation is not the sole cause of these, it is certainly a root cause. We can do something about population, and we can solve all these problems more easily if we do. The organization which is Howmany.org is a website that is very much tasked with a page for solutions and strategies to taking on, the many problems associated with overpopulation. This article lists problems by category, then describing that problem in detail and ways we as humans can essentially fix these problems. The article is presented in an un-biased manner and does not single out one root problem, such as us as humans are the problem, there are multiple problems. The article is very well laid out and easy to understand and follow. Studies, Institute for Population. Howmany.org. n.d. 1 12 2014 . The one process ongoing that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic and species diversity by the destruction of natural habitats. Our planet is changing and many environmental indicators have moved outside their range of the past half-million years. If we cannot develop policies to cope with this, the consequences may be huge. The impacts of global change are complex, as they combine with regional environmental stresses. Poor access to fresh water is expected to nearly double with population growth. The Earth has entered the Anthropocene Era in which humans are a dominating environmental force. Global environmental change challenges the political decision-making process and will have to be based on risks that events will happen,...
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