Overpopulation Effects

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Today, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is an advanced treatment that helps many women have kids just by simply taking a woman’s eggs and a male sperm and combining them outside of the body in a lab. Once combined, the embryo is placed back inside the uterus (Jones, 2015). Before fertility treatments were invented, the women who could not bear children just simply adopted other children, or went without having kids. Today there are effective medicines which can increases the chance of conception and lead to rise in birth rate. Also, due to modern techniques, pregnancies today are far safer and can be less painful and easier with the medicines we have today as well. Immigration It might not seem as if immigration could become a factor of overpopulation,…show more content…
The first of these is the reduction of natural resources (Gitsoulis, 2012). The Earth can only produce a limited amount of water and food (Gitsoulis, 2012). Water and food is becoming very limited because people are becoming so wasteful of food, and the water is becoming polluted by fracking (Gitsoulis, 2012). Most of the damage being seen in the environment has been seen in the last fifty years (Gitsoulis, 2012). This damage is being caused by the growing number of people on the planet. People are cutting down forests, hunting wildlife, and causing pollution problems. We, as humans, are destroying the place we call “home (Gitsoulis,…show more content…
Conflicts over water and oil are becoming a source of tension between countries, which could result in wars (Kuo, 2012). If there was less people using less resources maybe the world would be a happier and much safer place to live. Starvation is a huge issue facing the world. Because of starvation, the mortality rate for children is being caused by it (Kuo, 2012). Poverty is the biggest factor we see when talking about overpopulation (McKisson and MacRae-Campbell, 1990). All of this commotion will only become worse if the solutions are not sought out for the factors affecting our population. We can no longer prevent overpopulation because more and more people are not caring about the environment, but there are ways to control it. Rise in Unemployment When a country becomes overpopulated, it gives rise to unemployment. There are already limited jobs for elderly and less educated persons, but by overpopulating the country creates more poverty stricken families (Kuo, 2012). The rise in unemployment gives rise to crime. When people are unable to support their families, they will try to do anything they can to provide for them (Kuo, 2012). For example, people will steal various items to feed their family and provide them basic amenities of
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