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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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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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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’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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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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Tertullian's Third Century Thoughts on 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. There is no doubt that there are many people inhabiting this earth but the real question is if too many of us is a real threat to humanity....   [tags: Overpopulation, Tertullian, ] 1008 words
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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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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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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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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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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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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 in the United States - Overpopulation in the United States The world is being over populated with humans not only in China but in the United States of America as well. The problem isn’t as obvious in the United States as in other countries, but I believe over-populated nations will soon become a problem everywhere in the world. Population is not a bad thing in all situations, but I think that our population growth problem is un-healthy and needs to slow down. I believe there are several ways to come about this problem as well....   [tags: Overpopulation Prevention] 1946 words
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Human Overpopulation - Image this: One day, you wake up and 240,000 more people are living in your mansion. It is a big mansion with normally ample supplies to sustain your lifestyle. However, with 240,000 more people inhabiting that same area, it has become cramped and small. The next day, 240,000 people more come to live with you. This happens everyday for many years, soon supplies start to stretch thin and space starts to be a rarity. Unfortunately, this is not fiction. It is reality. Everyday, 240,000 babies are born around the world, according to United Nations’ Population Fund (UNFPA)....   [tags: Overpopulation Essays]
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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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The Causal Theory of Action: Overpopulation - The problem of mental overpopulation is pretty easy to see. It is visible in situations like freezing on a test, cramping on the field, or overthrowing the first baseman. Basically, those times when you overthink or try to do too much in a situation, those thoughts actually become detrimental and stop us from performing as well as expected. Philosophers Ruben and Dreyfus do a really good job of highlighting this problem in the Causal Theory of Action. Thinkers like Davidson and Clarke do not do enough to solve this problem of mental overpopulation....   [tags: human action, philosophy]
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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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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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Prevention of Animal Overpopulation - Countless lives locked away in cages and forgotten about have overwhelmed our society, it has left blood stains on our history as a species and if history has taught us anything, it’s that we have a choice to change our ways of adjusting to situations. A war which was fought in pursuit of ending such criminal means, yet we as human beings do little to nothing to end the horrific crimes of animal deaths in shelters. It is no secret that this world has become infused with problems that have extended from one side of the globe to the other....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Overpopulation is Not the Problem - Overpopulation is Not the Problem As we sailed into the new millennium, humans crossed a threshold never before witnessed in our species. We flew past the 6 billion mark in number. This is an impressive figure, but not one that we can easily appreciate, unless we are Bill Gates or ExxonMobil. Let's try to understand how incredibly large this number is. Consider that this article has ~9000 letters. Thus, it would take more than 650,000 copies of it to produce enough letters to represent all humans....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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Animal Overpopulation - There can be no doubt that shelters in the United States are overcrowded, feral cats roam our city streets, thousands of dogs live in grotesque conditions in puppy mills across the country, and yet most American citizens when polled will readily declare that their cat or dog is like ‘a member of the family’. The state of companion animals in this country is precarious at best; caught between scientists who subscribe to Descartes’s idea of ‘anima ex machina’ (unfeeling, a living example of biological processes without the status of ‘being’) and the more common phenomenon of people who pamper their pets in ways that most people would envy....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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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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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 in the 1900s - Some people believe that immigration in the 1900’s was a good thing, however, they would be wrong. The United States government should have restricted the immigrants around that time. Some reasons are the population, the taking of new jobs and lowering wages, and diseases spreading quickly. These all factored importantly into why they should not have been allowed in. The population in the 1900’s was beginning to overflow. In 1875 the United States government had to put a immigration restriction so that no more immigrants could come into the United States....   [tags: essays research papers] 372 words
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Overpopulation and Education: The Birth Control Solution - In 2011, our world population reached a staggering 7 billion. Before then, our population was already concerned about limited resources and paranoia about the future. Many were and still are “going green.” Amongst coming to a population of 7 billion came the term overpopulation. The term basically speaks for itself, we might be over populated. But, is overpopulation a problem; if so, what can we do about it. Today, I will be presenting about overpopulation, including statistics, and the effects taken on the economy....   [tags: biodiversity, water supply, china]
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overpopulation a problem? - Is Overpopulation a Serious Problem. This question seems to be question that is asked quite frequently lately. In the last two centuries, population has skyrocketed. In 1800 the world population was only at 1 billion, and today it’s estimated that the world population exceeds six billion people. With overpopulation, many problems have arisen. Some believe that overpopulation is the reason for world hunger, global population will reach crisis proportions by 2050, and some believe that overpopulation will bring the extinction of the human race....   [tags: essays research papers] 1446 words
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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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Informative Speech: The Problem of Overpopulation -      We as individuals do NOT understand the problems with overpopulation. We do not take the time or the effort to be educated enough; therefore we do not help in the prevention of future problems to keep our society as it is now.      We may not do this, but I researched of three sociologists that do; Lester R Brown, Gary Gardner, and Brian Halweil.      These 3 men decided to put together their intelligence to try and educate America the problems that come with overpopulation.      These 3 men proved their self-lessness, sincerity, and their caring TOWARDS the people of America....   [tags: Informative Speech] 604 words
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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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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, 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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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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Overpopulation and the Carrying Capacity of the Earth - Overpopulation and the Carrying Capacity of the Earth As humans start a new millennium, we have close to 4 billion more than we had at the beginning of the last millennium. In the next 50 years we are looking at adding another 3 billion people. Such a rapid increase has placed great strains on the Earth and leads us to ask – how many people can the earth support. The answer is rather obscure, however it seems like we are approaching our limit rather soon. With decreasing aquifers, shortages in food, and increasing pollution, the Earth has reached its limit....   [tags: Papers] 990 words
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Overpopulation - Overpopulation The twentieth century has drawn to a close and civilization faces the dilemma of supporting an overpopulated world. Throughout time, mankind has lived as though there were no consequences for his actions. But now, as people of the future, we see what is happening to the world we live in. Despite our knowledge, these straightforward problems are still being ignored. Our actions in the past have dictated the present, and our actions now will determine our future, and generations to come....   [tags: Papers] 557 words
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Overpopulation - Overpopulation The Book of Genesis tells the story of creation of man. God said to man, "be fruitful and increase in numbers; fill the earth and subdue it." Prior to the nineteenth century, it was believed that God would provide for those who came into the world (Day 101). But, in 1798, this view was shaken by Thomas Malthus' An Essay on the Principle of Population, in which he concluded that while population increases geometrically, agricultural production only increases arithmetically....   [tags: essays research papers] 1347 words
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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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Overpopulation - Overpopulation While overpopulation is a problem that plagues many developing nations, it would be wrong to assume that it is their main problem, or that the countering of overpopulation should receive priority above all else. There are more serious problems facing the third world. Poverty and the unequal distribution of wealth are two that must be dealt with first. The causes of poverty and inequality are very complex and there is no single solution to such vast problems. However, the problems could generally be reduced by the equal distribution of basic resources such as food, land and water....   [tags: essays papers] 1004 words
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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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Pet Overpopulation: Cause and Effect of Homeless Pets - A harmless visit to the neighborhood pet store turns into a ruthless encounter for me. Every Saturday, Pecan (my dog) and I visit a local pet store to purchase food and treats for her. Pecan and I pass by a dozen of shelter volunteers eagerly showcasing homeless dogs before entering the pet store. Shelter volunteers are special because they are willing to devote their Saturday morning to help homeless pets. On the way I stop and great each volunteer and dog, then I walk away emotionally grieving and trying to holding back tears....   [tags: cause and effect essays, pet adoption] 615 words
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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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Overpopulation - Overpopulation There is a major conflict today that people struggle with. This conflict is population. Malthus says, that the population when unchecked goes on doubling itself every twenty-five years (1993: 196). The question, "Are there too many people in the world," is often asked after hearing Malthus' fact in hopes to get a real, straight forward answer. This question sometimes strikes fear in the people or person, which must answer it. Since this is such a controversial issue this question can be determined by two possible answers: yes and no....   [tags: Papers] 623 words
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Overpopulation - Overpopulation October 12, 1999 marks the day when the world's population supposedly reached six billion. Many humanitarians and ecologists worry that soon the planet's population will become too big for our food production and resources to support. With the current population growth rate, the total population in the year 2050 is estimated to be between 7.3 and 10.7 billion (Kluger, "The Big Crunch" 47). Soon the Congress of the United States will vote on whether to restore $60 million of U.S....   [tags: Papers] 768 words
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Overpopulation and the Economical Effects - Overpopulation and the Economical Effects Introduction Currently there are more than 6 billion people living in the world and this number is expected to double in a short period of time. Many researchers and theorists feel that the world does not have a carrying capacity for this amount of people. The overpopulation of the world, brings a fear of overcrowding and an apprehension that the resource base will become to low, perhaps even non-existent. In 1900, the world population was 1.6 billion people....   [tags: essays research papers] 2296 words
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Overpopulation is Not Really a Problem -    Throughout history there have been claims that the world was growing too fast. In the 18th century, it was the Rev. Thomas Malthus with his book Essay on the Principle of Population. Rev. Malthus said that the growing European population would quickly outstrip its available resources. History tells us that Rev. Malthus' speculation was wrong. Following a path similar to that of Malthus, Paul Ehrlich presented us a book entitled The Population Bomb, in 1969. Ehrlich's book predicted that tens of millions of people would starve to death in the 1970s following an inescapable crash in the world's food supply....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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Abortion Not Necessary to Control Overpopulation - Abortion Not Necessary to Control Overpopulation     Time and again the media has proposed the reasonableness of an abortive mentality because it is consistent with maintaining the world's population at a stable, feedable level. In order to examine the validity of this argument, it is necessary to look at related issues. To determine whether a nation is growing or dying, we must examine three factors: birth rate . . . death rate . . . immigration.   Birth Rate: This is the ultimate determinant....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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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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China - The Epicenter of Overpopulation - China - The Epicenter of Overpopulation In 1999 the world population reached six billion. Roughly 200,000 lives have been added each day since then, about one small city a week. This population boom however, is not evenly distributed throughout the globe. In fact, many countries in Europe have experienced negative population growth in the last ten years. It is the developing nations of our world that are most responsible for the exponential increase the world has begun to experience. The busy-bodied human mind has rushed and hurried to find "tech-fix's" to sustain our ever growing population....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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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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The Struggle of Overpopulation: China’s Fight Against Numbers - With the largest population of any country in the world, much attention has been focused on China's ability to handle the overwhelming crowds in such a dense area. China bolsters a population of 1.38 billion citizens, many of whom are unable to live in under proper conditions. Overpopulation has led to unhealthy living conditions that can lead to severe health problems. It is easy to look at the positives of having many people to form a workforce and build the country’s infrastructure....   [tags: Government, Policy, Birth]
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Overpopulation, Overcrowding, Poverty and Conflict - Overpopulation, Overcrowding, Poverty and Conflict At present, there are 6.5 billion people in the world and the number continues to multiply. In contrast, there are only a limited number of natural resources. On a global basis, the human population has shown a J-shaped pattern of growth over the past two thousand years, while the availability of natural resources mandatory for human survival is in slow decline. The implications of this are not limited to mass starvation, poverty and overcrowding of poorly sanitized cities....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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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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Does Abortion Relieve Overpopulation? - Does Abortion Relieve Overpopulation.       TV and other media regularly tout the threat of global overpopulation if abortion is not widely implemented. And it is true that people in various Third World countries are starving - about 700 million are chronically hungry according to many reports. But this is due, not to overpopulation, but rather to improper distribution and sharing of food supplies - which are very adequate for all people everywhere to live a healthy life.   In fact, the real emergency lies in the fact that populations are falling....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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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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CHINAS RESPONSE TO OVERPOPULATION - Introduction Today so many children and people in the world suffer from poverty and starvation. In so many third world country's families are going without food or good water. Never before have we seen so many children die before the age of five. It is impossible to feed all of these mouths and clothe all of these backs. The world is full of natural resources at our disposal. These resources are taken for granted and not preserved the way they should be. As a result, fossil fuels will not be available in a matter of years....   [tags: essays research papers] 1050 words
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Thomas Malthuss overpopulation theory - A little over two hundred years ago a man by the name of Thomas Malthus wrote a document entitled “An Essay on the Principle of Population” which essentially stated that there is an imbalance between our ability to produce food and our ability to produce children. He said human beings are far better at making babies than they are at finding food for survival. His entire essay is based on these two assumptions. “ First, That food is necessary to the existence of man. And second, that the passion between the sexes is necessary and will remain nearly in its present state.” When taking into account what is said in this essay, it is obvious that his original analysis of population has been prove...   [tags: essays research papers] 1168 words
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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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Pet Overpopulation - Pet Overpopulation A pack of dogs is playing in a ditch which is in the middle of a busy road. Some people in the cars look to see if the dogs' owner is nearby and wonder why anyone would allow their dogs to play so close to danger. Some drivers seem oblivious to the motley assortment romping in the water next to the road. They all keep driving without another thought for the safety or lives of those poor creatures. Unfortunately, this is a common scene in many areas. Unwanted dogs and cats are dumped to fend for themselves because there just are not enough homes for all of them....   [tags: Personal Essays] 1659 words
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1900s Worldwide Overpopulation - 1900s Worldwide Overpopulation Michael Beadling Jonathan Swift, author of, “ A Modest Proposal” is not alone in his literary theories regarding a method to cure the plaguing disease of overpopulation. Overpopulation meaning: the inability of society and of Earth to accommodate an excessive amount of persons. This problem has been addressed and dealt with in a variety of ways for hundreds of years. It is thought, that if there are too many people, than every new addition to the population takes away from those who already exist....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Snow Goose Overpopulation - The Overpopulation of the Snow Goose in North America Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explore available research on the overpopulation of the Snow Goose on the North American continent. The snow goose has been rising in population since the middle of the century and has been escalating so much it is destroying their natural habitat. Wildlife managers have just recently begun to implement strategies to combat this problem. Mainly through the use of hunters the managers are trying to curb the population growth....   [tags: essays research papers] 1870 words
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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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Deer Overpopulation and Some Proposed Solutions - Deer Overpopulation and Some Proposed Solutions   When people talk about deer, they are commonly talking about the North American Whitetail. That is because they are so prevalent in this country. They can be found in every state in the US. The only place where you will not find any whitetails is in parts of Arizona and California. In most states the whitetail is very prevalent, especially in the northeast. They are one of the most hunted animals in this area, particularly in Pennsylvania and Michigan....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Dan Brown's Inferno: A Bleak Depiction of the Future - Dan Brown’s Inferno, a chillingly grim picture of a potential future, is a wonderful piece of satire. His views on overpopulation take a surgically-precise stand on what statistics predict to be true. In fact, his novel has no thematic connection to Dante’s classic work of the same name; although allusion is made to it, the real topic is overpopulation. The novel depicts a bleak world in the very near future of a human race on the brink of extinction. Furthermore, the dismal predictions he projects of our fragile world seem hell-bent on becoming true....   [tags: Ethical Ramifications, Overpopulation]
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India's Ethical Dilemma in Regard to Population Control - With the emergence of the modern era, a new problem has arisen to challenge every person from each nation on the globe. One nation in particular has had much more difficulty with this issue than others. India is currently facing the dilemma of how to control its population in order to preserve order in its country. This has never been much of a problem throughout history, as nations usually went to war, suffered a famine or some other disaster occurred to fix any problem that it might face with population....   [tags: overpopulation, malthus model, india]
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Population Growth: The Problems Created By Urbanization - As the world continues to evolve, it is evident that population growth is one of the leading issues humans face. The 21st century world has displayed how science, medicine, and technology have been able to sustain human life, while also creating a human birth boom. Although many of these advancements are positive, they also bring forth many challenges that society must learn to face. The rise of megacities such as Mumbai, India are key examples of how urbanization in search for better opportunity has led to many problems such as poverty, poor living and health conditions, and extreme depletion of resources within the environment....   [tags: poverty, poor living, overpopulation]
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Family Planning Policy in China - ​Throughout the 19th century, parents could determine the size of their own family especially their children. Due to the recent excessive population growth the world is facing, this decision is not being determined by parents in China anymore. Parents, as guardians, have certain rights and responsibilities that could be considered as violated when The Family Planning Policy was passed, however, this policy was passed to benefit and protect our future population and race. ​Population growth in this world is a major problem today....   [tags: Overpopulation, one-chld, China]
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Population Policies of China, Singapore, and France - Population Policies "Population policies are policies designed by the government to address problems of high or low birth rates", In this essay I will examine the population policies of three different countries, China, Singapore, and France. The aim of a population policy is to create a sustainable level of population, which means a level of population that will not harm the needs of future generations. This directly links to China because is is the country with the largest population in the world, and it is still growing rapidly....   [tags: overpopulation] 509 words
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Child Abandonment in China - Quietly and dreadfully going through the dark streets in China, a mother carries her new born baby girl who is screaming a piercing sound, that sound it the last memory that the mother will ever have of her daughter. The mother has no time to say goodbye to her child, only the last few minutes she gets to hold her, while running to her destination. Exhausted, she knows that she has no option, she knows that she cannot take care of her baby girl, she has to let her go. The only way the daughter will live, is if her mother lets her go....   [tags: overpopulation, one child policy]
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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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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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Causes of Overpopulation - According to the U.S Census Bureau the current world population is estimated to be about 6,770,332,394 people and still growing exponential. Also the world population is suppose to be over 8 billion people by 2025, and 9.5 billion by 2050 (U.S. Census Bureau). The only way to prevent this problem from becoming a world epidemic is by truly understanding some of the causes of the problem and what this problem might bring to the future of mankind. The world population growth is moving exponentially up in a J curve, which is normal for populations in nature with abundant resources....   [tags: Population Growth] 852 words
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Teen Pregnancy in Illinois - In some regions of the world such as China, a one child policy was established due to overpopulation (Jian) . One of the reasons for overpopulation was because of the vast number of births from exceptionally young couples. Locally, in 2009, 1,991 children were born to women between the ages of fifteen and nineteen in Rock Island ("Illinois Teen Births by County") which was a shocking amount due to the dramatic drop in teen pregnancies nationwide (See Figure 1 below). Figure 1 in 2009 the teen birth rate was the lowest it had been in previous decades....   [tags: china, one child policy, overpopulation]
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How Scarcity, Crime Overpopulation, Tribalism and Disease are Rapidly Destroying the Social Fabric of our Planet - “The Coming Anarchy: How Scarcity, Crime Overpopulation, Tribalism and Disease are Rapidly Destroying the Social Fabric of our Planet” is written by Robert D. Kaplan. The author contends that all underdeveloped countries are gradually withering away due to destabilization of central governments, regional and tribal disputes, the rampant disease and the rapid spread of persistent military conflict. The West African nation of Sierra Leone is just one example of this trend. The author talks about hostilities arising in an unstable environment and how these conflicts are attributed to ethnic and religious conflict....   [tags: coming anarchy, robert kaplan, tribalism]
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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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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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The Problem of Population Growth and the Solution of Population Planning - The Problem of Population Growth and the Solution of Population Planning INTRODUCTION Human population growth, overpopulation, and earth’s biological carrying capacity have been concerns of scientists for many years. In 1679 Antoni van Leeuwenhoek estimated that the maximum number of people Earth can support is 13.4 billion and estimates have continued to vary drastically since then (Cohen, 1995). There are many ecological indicators, including desertification and water problems, which point to the likelihood that we are approaching our limit....   [tags: Overpopulation Shortage Essays]
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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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