In today’s society there are many economic problems, such as pollution, global warming, and overpopulation. These problems have taken a toll on the environment, and its resources. Although all of these issues have an impact on our society, overpopulation stands to have the greatest impact on our environment, due to the large masses of people and the limited resources. There are many solutions to this problem but the common factor is the human race. The human race has to put controls in place and take care of the environment, so the required resources do not become extinct.
What causes Overpopulation?
Overpopulation is excessive human population in an area to the point of overcrowding, depletion of natural resources and environmental deterioration (Dictionary.com, 2009). Right now there is estimated to be 6.765 billion people in the world. Based on several causes of overpopulation this number is expected to increase to 8.9 billion by 2050. These four causes are the decline in death, the rise in birth rate, migration and lack of education. The death rate is low because science ...
... middle of paper ...
...s to limit its resources, decrease waste by recycling and decrease the birth rate. The planet is worth it for generations to come. We need to continue to improve resource efficiency and pollution control so that standards of living can rise without negative impact and keep human population to numbers that are sustainable.
http://www.booksaboutthefuture.com/problems-of-overpopulation.htm Tribes of the Orange Sun, problems of overpopulation
The Problem of Over-Population
November 30, 2007 by Birdie
“We are burdensome to the world, the resources are scarcely adequate for us.” Tertullian, a philosopher from the third century had said this about our world when the population was mere 200 million. This statement can be taken two different ways. The first would be to think that our resources are limited...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document