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Overpopulation and the Environment - Humans have greatly impacted the global environment. Throughout the course of history, human populations have rapidly increased. Especially in Africa, these numbers have reached extraordinary proportions. Out of all the continents in the world, Africa’s population is increasing the most. The type of growth here is exponential. “Overpopulation is a condition when an organisms numbers exceeds the carrying of its ecological niche.” The growth rate of a population is equal to the birth rate minus the death rate....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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Overpopulation’s Effect on Environment - 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....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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Overpopulation’s Effect on Environment - The increasing world’s population is a global issue and becomes a source of anxiety for many scholars and decision makers around the globe. U.S. Census Bureau estimated that population growth will persist into the 21st century, growing from 6 billion in 1999 to 9 billion by 2044 (2010). In a longer term, it is also projected that human population may keep increasing up to 36.4 billion in 2300 (United Nations, 2003). Population upsurge is considered a centre piece for a range of problems world would encounter in the future....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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Negative Effects of Overpopulation on the Environment - Jacques-Yves Cousteau once said, “Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today” (“Population,” Internet). With the current statistics, Jacques could not be more accurate. Every second, 4.2 people are born and 1.8 people die, which would be a net gain of 2.4 people per second (“Population,” Internet). At this steady rate, the environmental health is spiraling downwards, and it is safe to assume humans are responsible for this. As the population increases, harmful effects on the land, water, and air also do....   [tags: environmental health, megacities, overpopulation]
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The Environmental Impact of Overpopulation - The human population has continued to grow through the decades. The increasingly large number of people that have become apart of the world population has become a major problem. The consequences of the world being over populated has numerous effects which include: Environmental effects, depletion of natural resources, effects on the economy, food and water instability, and mass species extinction. Without a solution to the rise in human population, by the year 2020, 8 billion people will live on earth and by the year 2050, 9 billion people will inhabit the planet....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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Overpopulation and the Environment - Overpopulation and the Environment The current world's population is approximately six billion people, and the amount of time that it takes for the population to increase by another billion is decreasing with each billion. According to the World Population Data sheet, there will be about eight billion people by the year 2020, and this is due to its continuation of growth (Southwick 159). A clear understanding of the causes and what might possibly happen is the first step to dealing with the population crisis....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Worst Environmental Problem? Overpopulation - There are many kinds of environment: the physical environment often thought of as nature, psychological environments built out of human interactions, and political environments rife with manipulation and posturing. While there are some obvious effects that large human populations would have on the natural environment, there are also less evident psychological and political ramifications. Thus, overpopulation is today's most pressing environmental issue. Acclaimed hermit Henry David Thoreau once wrote that humans have plenty of space....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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The Environmental Impact of Overpopulation - “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 and we need to be worried. The second would be to say people have been worried about overpopulation forever but everything seems to have worked out. Now there may only be two sides to Tertullian’s statement but the issue he touches base with certainly can be extended beyond that....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment] 1074 words
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Overpopulation: The Only True Environmental Problem - In today’s society that we live in, there are countless of environmental problems that we face, such as global warming, fishing, pollution, and many other topics of that matter. These issues have affected our environment for the worse and have caused problems physically and economically. Yet, out of all the issues that effects our world on a daily basis, it is shown that overpopulation is one if not, is our biggest issue in our environment that is only getting worse due time, especially due to the rapid growth of the human population and the limited resources that are left on earth that we absolutely need to tend to our growing population....   [tags: Overpopulation Destroys the Environment]
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The Damaging Impact of Overpopulation on the Environment - The Damaging Impact of Overpopulation on the Environment 6.5 billion…This is not a whole lot of bacteria, but when it comes to humans, it is a very formidable number. The human population has been increasing at an extremely high rate in the last century and unfortunately, not much has been done to slow down this process. Undoubtedly, overpopulation is a global issue. It is global because it pertains to all of humanity, but global also means that it affects the whole world, i.e. the environment....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Effects of Overpopulation on the Environment - The Effects of Overpopulation on the Environment The world population reached 6 billion, on October 12, 1999. It will reach 9.3 billion by 2050. The impacts of continued population growth are already felt by a majority of nations. Overpopulation is the root cause of most environmental problems. The demands of increasing population magnify demands for natural resources, clean air and water, as well as access to wilderness areas. This means an increase in the demand for living space....   [tags: Papers] 491 words
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Effects of Overpopulation and Industrialization on the Environment - Effects of Overpopulation and Industrialization on the Environment Throughout history, the world’s population has expanded in an extremely exponential fashion-- taking over three million years to achieve a one billion person benchmark, it then only took 130, 30, 15, 12, and 11 years to reach subsequent billions, respectively. (Southwick, 159) Such a massive and still increasing population, combined with the environmentally detrimental repercussions of industrialization (as a result of the need to sustain such a large population), namely pollution from fossil fuels, has begun to take a serious toll on our planet’s ecosystem....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Overpopulation - Stories of current times could sound surreal to citizens of the year 2552. Tales of water coming out of the ground, fuel sources called fossil fuels, or vast areas covered in trees would all be stories around the virtual campfire. Lands once known as Africa have become uninhabitable to even the most resilient organisms. At the poles, it is so cold that the fuel lines in vehicles freeze in eleven seconds. The descendants of seven billion people currently inhabiting this world would be faced with hard times if we fail to take action....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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Overpopulation and the Environment: We Must Act Now - Overpopulation and the Environment: We Must Act Now Is the planet doomed. The short answer is no, we're not doomed, since the verb implies inevitability. (1) Population is not growing everywhere, and the areas where growth rates are near zero or even negative (such as the United States and Western Europe) provide clues to addressing the problem in other regions. The longer answer to the doom question is that growing population is a problem that left unsolved could indeed have very harmful effects, both on the environment and our current life styles....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Overpopulation, Industrialization, and the Degradation of the Environment - Overpopulation, Industrialization, and the Degradation of the Environment The overall growth of the human population in the last 2000 years has been a J-shaped growth. This can also be expressed as an exponential growth. A big question that can only be answered in time is how this population growth will slow down or stop. The planet can only handle so many humans before the effects of overpopulation send the environment into an unrecoverable tailspin of degradation. So the question is will the overall maximum human population be reached in a gradual manner with a trend resulting in an S-shaped population growth, or do we as humans need to experience some kind of catastrophic event that wi...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Consumption Overpopulation and Its Effects on the Environment - ... The very first idea is the fatalistic belief program that block the actual risk perception. “Humans can not harm the Resource Base” (p.449). The second premise is that the complicity of the concerns regarding the environment blocks the individual awareness of risk. He Concludes that a call for “education and consensus building” (P.472) in raising the environmental risk of awareness. Comparison and Contrast Environmental Environmental risk perceptions also allowing loss aversion, unrealistic optimistic attitude, and heuristic assist in understanding the way humans go towards their resource consumption problem....   [tags: maximum capacity of Earth]
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Overpopulation Pressures Our Natural Resources and Environment - ... The degradation in human life causes diseases transferring from animals and cause lethal epidemics (Ehrlich and Ehrlich 2012). It’s agreed that, economy, social, and political factors are overlap in term of population growth. To supply the demand of growing population, the agricultural production must be increased “70-100 % by 2050”. This increase will be associated with increasing energy consumption and demands on the free market based economy. Agriculture requires more fossil fuel and lands for farming....   [tags: poverty, scarcity, biodiversity] 756 words
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Pollution and Environment Essay - Overpopulation and Personal Responsibility - Overpopulation and Personal Responsibility Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve dreamed of having a large family when I was older. I envied friends with three or four siblings. I’d proudly tell anyone I was going to have six children when I grew up. Now, I’m a little older, and still far away from making that decision, my conscious will still face a looming dilemma. With my knowledge negative impacts caused by overpopulation, how can I deliberately have a large family, while upholding my environmentalist values....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation] 977 words
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The Troubling Future of Our Nation - ... That's terrifying knowing that we take much of the Earth's population with 318,892,103 people in counting ("Population Clock."). Let's consider that driving in California, the most populated state in the U.S with 38,332,521 people, is already chaotic and frustrating as it already is ("Population Clock."). It's estimated to reach its 400 million within thirty-seven years (Rosenberg, Matt. "Current U.S.A. Population."). More roads, housing, schools, retails, and other man-made constructions would have to be made to satisfy this infinite growth....   [tags: overpopulation, environment, human rights]
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We Must Stop Overpopulation and Pollution of Our Environment - We Must Stop Overpopulation and Pollution of Our Environment Once we humans hit on the idea of agriculture about 10,000 years ago, we had a means for exponentially increasing our population. Even as mere 2-legged, wingless creatures, humans could expand to cover the world, and pull from the earth nutrients to support this massive layer of people. The population increase has continued, and there are disagreements as to if and when the increase will end. The number of people on this earth is the indirect problem; more directly, the problem is that 6.3 billion people need a lot of food to survive, and the earth can only support so much....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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The Earth Cannot Support Six Billion People - The Earth Cannot Support Six Billion People   The United Nations Population Division estimates that the human population will number six billion on October 12th, 2000. For those of us born approximately a quarter-century ago, that colossal number is two billion more than the four billion that inhabited the Earth when we entered it. Moreover, it represents a doubling of the population in less than forty years.   Most of us, however, have little grounding for such mind-boggling numbers. Most of us literally cannot conceptualize numbers of this magnitude, when it's a struggle in itself to keep track of the number of digits....   [tags: Overpopulation and the Environment] 1369 words
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Pollution and Environment Essay - We Must Act Now to Solve the Problem of Overpopulation - We Must Act Now to Solve the Problem of Overpopulation        In 1804 for the first time in the history of humanity more than one billion people were living on Earth. Then in 1927, 123 years later, the Earth's population surpassed two billion. Another billion was added by 1960, another in 1974, and another-bringing the total to over five billion-in 1987. Estimates are that the Earth's population will surpass six billion in 1999 and reach nine billion people in the year 2054-250 years after first reaching one billion.[1] Traditionally the historically slow increase in population has been attributed to limits on agriculture....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Global Population Control and Environmental Policies - Global population control and environmental policies are the subject of international controversy. The rate at which human beings are populating the earth and polluting it are some of the most important factors that face the global society today. As of March 2009, the world population is about 6.76 billion. With the high rate of population increase, the global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2040. With the number of people in the world today and the amount of consumer goods being purchased and used, these factors present a problem to the state of the environment in the near future....   [tags: Environment, Overpopulation, Global Warming] 1628 words
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Urban Stress in Nairobi - I. Introduction As human civilization has grown, most inhabitants have increasingly chosen urban areas as their preferred area of residence. This is due to the availability of resources such as employment opportunities, housing, and greater wealth than can be found within the rural countryside. However, this build-up of individuals within a small urban area causes a great deal of urban stress upon the inhabitants of the city. Urban stress is the stressors within city areas that cause increased pressure and mental health disorders within individuals....   [tags: environment, pollution, overpopulation]
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The Problems Brought by Overpopulation - Overpopulation Have you begun to notice the longer lines at Starbucks, the increase traffic on the freeway, gas stations fuller and the market parking lots increasingly crowded. This is all due to the overpopulation we are facing in the world. Overpopulation is caused by increase in births and a decrease in deaths; people are living longer and having much more children then expected. In return, we began to become overpopulated. According to the United States Census Bureau every eight seconds a birth occurs and every thirteen seconds a death occurs....   [tags: births, deaths, environment] 1086 words
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The Negative Factors of Overpopulation - Studies show that by the year 2050 there will be approximately 9 billion people on the earth. The world is growing at a rapid rate and although it may not seem like it here in America, there are other countries that are reaching their capacity. In the last few hundred years the population growth rate has increased rapidly, due to new technology that was designed to better the lives of everyone. Overpopulation can cause negative effects on the earth and how we live our daily lives. The overpopulation and the negative factors that come with it can be very detrimental to the earth....   [tags: population, technology, environment, earth] 564 words
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Overpopulation of the Earth - Overpopulation of the Earth The little animatronic children at Disney World were right, it is “a small world after all”; maybe even too small. At the beginning of the present century there were approximately 1.7 billion people in the world(Southwick pg.159). Today, there are nearly 6 billion people in the world. The world’s population has more than tripled in the span of a hundred years. Given that the earth’s population is constantly on the rise and seeing as how our natural resources are gradually being depleted, we must ask ourselves: what is to become of us and what is to become of our environment....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Overpopulation Is a Growing Problem - Overpopulation is a growing problem all over the world. This is a very important environmental issue and needs to be dealt with. This environmental problem is affecting many countries in the world, but mostly the poor and impoverished countries that don’t have the resources to help deal with these issues. It also affects the environment like plants animal life and air quality. When the population of people expands we need more natural resources from the environment, so we consume more then we can produce....   [tags: overpopulation, environmental issue, pollution]
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Consequences of Overpopulation in Our World - Today, the world faces numerous problems that have been ongoing for the past several decades, despite the fact that humans have improved so much in different aspects of technology and knowledge. For instance, the population of the human species is getting larger by every second, while our environment is running out of supplies to support our growing population. At this moment, the world population ticks at about 7.2 billion, and is expected to reach to 9 billion by 2050 (prb.org). This problem of overpopulation is one of the most preeminent issues today and is becoming of uttermost importance for people worldwide....   [tags: human population, overpopulation, gmo]
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The Devastating Effects of Overpopulation - The Devastating Effects of Overpopulation   Imagine living in a world where darkness reigns continually due to a dense cover of toxic air pollution which blocks most sunlight.  Starvation and death from the lack of energy resources is widespread and the people who have not perished yet live packed together, in overcrowded communities surrounded by waste and filth.  This grotesque picture of future life on earth may seem far-fetched but with the continued rise in population and the abuse of our planet by billions, this scenario may be closer to reality then previously thought....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Effects of Population Increase on the Environment - The Effects of Population Increase on the Environment As inevitable as death and taxes, the population of the world will continue to grow until the government intervenes. The gross increase in population will generally lead to adverse effects on the environment. In the anthology, A Forest of Voices, an entry titled ?Is It Too Late?. by Anthony Weston deals with the history of legislation for the protection of the environment and stories of it?s destruction that are all too real. Seemingly, as the population increases, so should the level of intelligence for a sample population which would necessarily lead to a certain form of protection to the environment....   [tags: overpopulation]
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The Plague of Overpopulation - Critics are warning that at almost six and a half billion people currently inhabiting the world, we are coming dangerously close to the sustainable capacity of planet Earth. Overpopulation and attempts to control the whirlwind of reproduction that is plaguing both developing and developed nations has been dog-eared as one of the major concerns for the United Nations at the recent summit in Johannesburg. Both Edwin Dolan and Charles Southwick have cited the population explosion that started post-industrialization in their respective excerpts; "TANSTAAFL: The Economic Strategy for Economic Crisis" and Global Ecology and Human Perspective - as a problem deserving serious attention both in acade...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpopulation - Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpopulation Introduction There are simply too many people on our planet, and the population is not showing any signs of slowing down. This is having disastrous effects on our environment. There are too many implications and interrelationships to discuss in this paper, but the three substances that our earth consists of: land, water and air, are being destroyed. Our forests are being cut down at an alarming rate, bearing enormous impacts on the health of earth....   [tags: Environment Pollution Research Papers]
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Overpopulation in India - Overpopulation in India: The Need for Improved Quality and Diversity of Contraceptive Options On May 11, 2000, Astha (Faith) was born in the Indian capital on New Delhi.[1] Her birth was not only a significant occasion for her parents, but for the entire Nation of India. Astha’s birth was designated the official point at which the Indian population crossed the one billion human beings mark.[2] India was thus officially inaugurated into the very exclusive one billion inhabitants of one nations club, and the world was left to ponder the repercussions of such a development....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays]
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Overpopulation Causes Social Problems - How Overpopulation Causes Social Problems Introduction       The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how overpopulation causes social problems. To do so you must take many things into consideration, such as different views of racial problems and conflicting definitions of a social problem. Social problems can be defined in many different ways. They effect everyone and some of us encounter problems everyday as a result of our race, religion, gender, or low income. Others experience problems from technological change or declining neighborhoods, others are affected directly by crime and violence in their own neighborhood, and sometimes definitions of social problems are changed by societ...   [tags: Cause Effect Environment Essays] 2977 words
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Technology is the Solution to Overpopulation - Technology is the Solution to Overpopulation About ten years ago while in a science museum, I saw a counter that estimated what the world population was at that given moment. Innocuous at first glance, since a number in excess of five billion is difficult to comprehend, what became alarming after watching the counter for a minute was the continual increase in the population. Thinking about the circumstances related to the population rise logically made the problem seem apparent. The earth is finite both in terms of physical size and in resources but the population is growing towards an infinite value....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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We Can Stop Overpopulation - Overpopulation is when the demand of humans is too high for the supply of the earth. Many people do not consider this a threat or have even considered it. Many scientists believe that the world can hold up to 10 billion people which will be in the next 100 years. (Wolchover, 4) Will you or even your children be alive. To many of you the answer is yes. If the world’s fertility rate is above 2.1 children per woman then it is something we need to be conscious about. We can look at the history, present, and future of overpopulation to decide what the next step will be....   [tags: global issues, overpopulation]
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Deer Overpopulation: A Persuasive Essay - ... Over the past ten years, there have been over 100 motorist deaths and over 350,000 deer deaths (7). These deer were also healthy. In Ohio, 471 road-killed and 588 hunter-harvested deer from 44 counties were tested for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and Tuberculosis (TB). Neither of these diseases was found in all samples (1). Overpopulation majorly influences the growth and absence of plants and other wildlife. “The impacts of overpopulated deer on plants cascade through whole ecosystems” (6)....   [tags: Envoronment, Hunting]
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Overpopulation - Overpopulation It is the world's one crime its babes grow dull, Its poor are ox-like, limp and leaden-eyed. Not that they starve, but starve so dreamlessly, Not that they sow, but that they seldom reap, Not that they serve, but have no gods to serve, Not that they die but that they die like sheep. VACHEL LINDSAY No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main... Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind: And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee....   [tags: Population Environment Environmental Papers]
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Human Population Destroys the Environment: Any Questions? - Joel E. Cohen once stated in his How Many People Can the Earth Support?, “A little boy wanted to know the sum of one plus one. First he asked a physicist, who said, “If one is matter, and the other is antimatter, then the answer is zero. But if one is a critical mass of uranium and the other is a critical mass of uranium, then that's an explosive question.” Unenlightened, the little boy asked a biologist. She said, “Are we talking bacteria, mice or whales. And for how long?” In desperation, the boy hired an accountant....   [tags: Environment ]
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One-Child Policy was China's Answer to Overpopulation - ... There are positive and negative results to having such a policy. Following the One-Child Policy has some benefits. For one thing, this policy helps alleviate, or lessen, social problems in China. Having a slower-growing population reduced economic and even environmental problems. With less people, they have Omar Rivera more resources to use and more money to spend. Many parents didn't have to face stressing economic problems when they only have to worry about at the most one child....   [tags: economics, abortion, environment] 608 words
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The Danger of Overpopulation - Overpopulation is considered as one of the most dangerous problems that affects our world very badly. Our world now is completely overpopulated. People have suffered a lot because of overpopulation. As overpopulation caused in many other problems, as because of overpopulation, it is easier to catch and spread diseases. And it leads to food shortages. Overpopulation also causes a problem for the environment because the population produces a lot of waste and the earth won’t be able to handle this amount of wastes someday....   [tags: waste, cartoons, techniques] 675 words
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Is Limiting the Population Growth a Key Factor in Protecting the Global Environment? - Is it right to think that population is a threat to the global environment. Is there indeed a direct correlation between population and environment. Is there such thing as overpopulation and who has the power to say that there is what they called overpopulation. These are some of the questions that are running through my mind. Now, in response to the question “Is limiting the population growth a key factor in protecting the global environment?” I with all conviction say no to that. I believe that it is the behavior of the people and not the population growth itself that affects the environment....   [tags: Environment ]
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The Threat of World Overpopulation - “Mouths multiply more quickly than our ability to feed them- yet we’re still feeding them”, written by the famous English economist Thomas Malthus, describing the rate of population increase and the disregard to the economy and resources correlated with the increase by the world today. Overpopulation is the population of the country in excess of the availability of resources to sustain without hurting the environment. As the population continues to increase, the environmental impact does was well....   [tags: environmental impact, ] 1134 words
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Overpopulation of the Human Race - ... This causes the other species to be eliminated, even though they have just as much of a right to be here as humans do. The final group advocates that the human population should be controlled before we degrade the environment so much that it becomes harmful to people (George 2013). However, some are still against population control policies because they fear that this could cause the fertility rate to fall below the replacement level by the year 2043. This could endanger economic and environmental sustainability because it could result in a decline of the work-age population (Alam 2009)....   [tags: environmental issues, unsustainability] 515 words
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Overpopulation and Environmental Problems - Overpopulation is becoming a leading environmental problem in which resources are becoming depleted faster than are being created. Hoevel explains, “Overpopulation occurs when a population’s density exceeds the capacity of the environment to supply the health requirements of an individual” (Hoevel 1). This means that after a population has overused the resources in an area, the environment will no longer be able to support them, and there lies the problem with overpopulation. Wenner explains, “Sustainability involves living within the limits of the resources of earth, understanding the distribution of resources and opportunities” (Wenner 2)....   [tags: population density, resources]
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Global Overpopulation: A Serious Problem - The world can only be home to so many people before it exceeds its limits. The environment has a certain carrying capacity. A carrying capacity is the largest population an environment can sustainably support. This means that the environment can only support so many people long term before it has nothing left to give. With the human population expanding, the environment has to give more in order to support us. The extensive population demands more and more from both the environment and also from society....   [tags: Population, People, Economy]
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Taking a Look at Overpopulation - ... Here Hardin argues that affluent societies should ensure their own survival by preserving a safety factor of resources on which they can depend on when times are tough. For a society to give way its resources, like America does, to needy nations or admit immigrants is like taking on more passengers who would threaten and may cause the life boat to capsize. We have seen many such acts of aid over the years. Rich countries began providing money to poorer countries since 19th century, and by the 1920s and early 30s countries such Germany, Britain and France were also providing regular aid to their colonies in Asia, Latin America and Africa....   [tags: population growth in Africa] 887 words
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The Problems Brought by Overpopulation - ... These land negotiations raises various issues that mainly affects land-seller countries. An alarming aspect of this geopolitics is that certain countries clear their tropical rainforest to enlarge their cropland business. Tropical deforestation leads to an increasing rate of carbon emission which can have a detrimental effect on agriculture and hence on food security. Brown(2009) states “Another disturbing dimension of many land investment is that they are taking place in countries like Indonesia, Brazil, and the Democratic Republic of Congo where expanding cropland typically means clearing tropical rainforest that sequester large quantities of carbon....   [tags: land acquisition, food scarcity] 690 words
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Overpopulation and Environmental Degradation - Overpopulation and Environmental Degradation At the time of the agricultural revolution, nearly ten thousand years ago, the population of the globe was no more than ten million. Today the world population is estimated at over six billion. In the last hundred years the population has more than tripled. With the population rising at an enormous rate of 1.7 million a week, the world as a whole is being drained of its resources. (Southwick, 1996) Different theories have prevailed on what will occur as the population continues to explode ranging from the Malthusian apocalypse to absolutely no effects at all....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Overpopulation: One of the World's Largest Growing Problems - OVERPOPULATION Overpopulation is one of the world’s largest growing problems that humans cannot find a proper solution. Overpopulation has been a recent problem to humans. According to the UN, populations have doubled since 1967. Overpopulation is hurting the environment a lot. Humans are adding 220,000 people a day and populations grow one billion every twelve years (Institute of Population Studies). The UN predicts 9 billion people by 2043 and 10 billion by 2083. Even though overpopulation is a large obstacle to tackle, there are ways we can prevent further growth....   [tags: effects of the industrial revolution, medicine]
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Overpopulation Problems in China - Overpopulation Problems in China In Spite of the great achievements that China has achieved in the recent years, our country is still a developing country, which is facing many serious social problems. The most serious of all is overpopulation, for it has a passive influence on the national economy, education and environment. First and foremost, overpopulation is the main obstacle of the economic development in China. The limited natural resources in China can hardly support the excessively large population....   [tags: Papers] 689 words
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Overpopulation in Asia - Every year the human population grows, every decade it grows twice as much. In 2000, the global population was a little over six billion. As of the year 2014, the human population has grown over seven billion people. Although people live in different areas and are somewhat spread out, there are some regions where it is densely populated. A lot of problems can occur just because of overpopulation, for example there could be major environmental changes, a decrease in living space, which could lead to huge amounts of overcrowding....   [tags: human population, china]
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Overpopulation Crisis - Overpopulation Crisis There are approximately 6 billion people on our planet now and by 2050 that number is expected to jump to 9 billion people. (http://www.prb.org/datafind/datafinder5.htm) Picture yourself driving down a crowded street or stuck in a traffic jam, have you ever wondered how it is possible for that many people to live all on the same planet. I have had those thoughts several times and believe that overpopulation is one of the biggest problems in the world today. Overpopulation has become a major crisis in the twenty-first century and it's detrimental effect on our living standards, environment, and much needed resources....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Social Issues Essays]
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Environmental Issues on Global Health - ... As humans continue to pollute the soil, they are inadvertently poisoning themselves and all living creatures on the planet, including trees. Land pollution results in the extinction of many species. As the land is polluted, the waters are also contaminated, endangering the aquatic food supply. Garbage that is improperly disposed of can cause chemicals such as, lead and cadmium to leach into the land. Overpopulation causes more land to be cleared for trash dumps, which further pollutes the land and endangers many species (Donatelle, 2010)....   [tags: overpopulation, pollution, care] 2282 words
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Overpopulation and Over- Consumption in India - ... Many countries, especially less developed ones, prioritize males over females because of this reason. Lastly, unwanted pregnancy contributes to overpopulation because of the overall lack of knowledge about sexual relations and birth control in most societies. Consequentially, overpopulation has many negative effects. Most of the critical environmental issues today are a result of over-consumption, which coincides and is caused from overpopulation. Issues like air and water pollution, global warming, resource depletion, and the biodiversity crisis are caused by overpopulation....   [tags: countries, issue, standards, living] 744 words
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Negative Effects of Human Overpopulation - Negative Effects of Human Overpopulation Believed to be a world crisis for humanity, overpopulation is a very vital issue that deserves a great amount of attention. Some believe “with 1 billion people chronically hungry and Earth's population expected to increase by 50% before the end of the century, it's time to get serious about family planning. ("Overpopulation Is Everyone's Problem.") A solution of which is usually resolved by horrible tragedies, murders, wars, the increase of infertility and disease such as cancer....   [tags: pollution, food shortage, family planning]
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Overpopulation and The End of the World as We Know It - ... Only developed countries like the US can support large populations because they have a continuing program on increasing the supply of natural resources to match the rising demand in population brought about mostly from immigration. The end result may be rise in rampant diseases, crime, very low standard of living, lack of education, proliferation of street beggars, and even chaos (Johnson, 2012). Impact of overpopulation – In economics, an area is considered overpopulated when the volume of population reaches a certain level where it could no longer be maintained without depleting nonrenewable resources rapidly....   [tags: deterioration of natural resources] 1972 words
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The Fastest Growing Problem in the World: Overpopulation - ... Another problem with over population may also threaten people’s health. We can easily see that with a crowded nation it is hard to maintain a health care system that can take care of all people. Also, the low income of each large family isn’t enough to afford a nutritious diet and treat disease when they are acquired The environmental pollution makes people vulnerable to get illness, the most popular diseases are cancer and infective diseases. Another problem with over population is that it forces countries to speed up the exploitation of natural resources that causes the exhaustion and the unbalance of the nature....   [tags: serious condition, population control, china]
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The World Fastest Gowing Problems: Overpopulation - Living in the small town of Sandy Hook Kentucky many people do not think about one of the worlds fastest growing problems “overpopulation”. This serious condition is growing every year, every minute, and every second. It’s the root of most, if not all, of the world’s problems. Overpopulation is not a problem here in my hometown but going to larger cities I am starting to see the impact it is taking on our environment. A few weeks ago I was in Georgetown KY and saw several subdivisions being built on what used to be farmland....   [tags: food inc., documentary]
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Overpopulation, Population Control and Public Policy - Overpopulation, Population Control and Public Policy The population explosion in the last one hundred years is a well-documented, and well-examined subject matter. All sorts of agencies have devoted time and resources to studying, problematizing, and strategizing in order to deal with the threat of overpopulation. Diverse groups, including the United Nations, have developed plans to encourage population control and decreased fertility rates. I will not go into the specifics of these plans here, as I will be examining them in detail in my presentation next week....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1209 words
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Overpopulation of Prisons - For the past thirty years, the prison population has increased substantially. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has documented that its population has increased 60 percent since the year 2000. Increases in inmate population are causing many prisons throughout the United States to operate over maximum capacity. Several jails throughout the United States have experienced protests due to overcrowding conditions. Many theories argue the reason of overcrowding and possible solutions. It is not my intention to prove why the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and jails like Metropolitan Dentation Center (MDC) are overcrowded, but rather how the over populated facilities affect inmates, corrections officers, and the...   [tags: Effects, Inmates, Officers, Taxpayers]
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The Effects of Overpopulation & Consumption - Because the world is ever changing, people do not really stop and look at the things happening around them. People do not usually think about how population is interrelated with consumption and how both affect the world in different ways. A population has the ability to expand infinitely so long as there are enough resources in the environment to sustain it. As long as resources are available, populations can grow to large numbers; however, when resources become scarce, populations can also decrease to small groups....   [tags: consumption, population, resources]
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