Education, contraceptive usage, and reproductive limiting will prevent the world’s population from an overcapacity and a growing hunger figure. Land is the one item the earth cannot produce more of. The more people there are, the more need for room there will be, and without more room there will be no space to produce more food. Remember that room, with all those people, and the rat? Would you fight for it
There are many issues today that pose a threat to our way of life as we know it. Overpopulation is a serious problem that will eventually have an extremely negative effect on our countries, and our planet. The problems that come about due to overpopulation could prove to be a fatal epidemic that will eventually wipeout the entire human race. Oftentimes this issue is overlooked due to lack of knowledge and understanding of the subject, or, simply because most of us are not affected first hand by the problems it is causing right now. Overpopulation, is an enormously serious global issue that should be identified, and controlled immediately.
With megacities rampant growth with it bring a decline in the quality of life, to prevent this from getting worse laws are needed to be placed which is able to limit the population and physical boundaries. It is evident through statics and data that megacities populations are increasing at a rapid rate and is getting to the stage where they are becoming out of control settlements. As cities begin to expand additional megacities are being produced or are continuing to grow meaning that the cities in which people are living in are evolving geographically outwards, upwards and in density. Megacities are agglomerations which are home more than ten million people with a range of density housing, sprawling estates and slums (Air Pollution, N/A). In order to maintain these dense areas, huge resources and work are required to ensure that services are being delivered.
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).
Different types of conflict exist, however one kind of conflict impacts the world the most; war. A population of a country can be controlled by war. During the war, there’s a high death rate and low birth rate which decreases the population drastically, however post war there will be low death rate and high birth rate which increases the population. The trigger of a war plays a key role such as the treatment of races changes and can cause friction between two different races or within the same race, dividing the race clearly in different perspectives and the clash of their perspectives triggers another war and so on, causing rapid changes to the population. There may not be any major war in progress right now but we are still impacted by wars that happened years ago.
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. The problem is not the number of people in this world, but the way people choose to live.
The lack of economic justice and water shortages are just merely two examples out of them all. Danielle Knight stated that “The true source of world hunger is not scarcity but policy; not inevitability but politics, the real culprits are economies that fail to offer everyone opportunities, and societies that place economic efficiency over compassion.” The author is trying to say that, basically, world hunger is mainly caused by us humans. The world is providing more than enough food for each and every one of us on earth according to the report - 'World Hunger: Twelve Myths'. The problem is that there are so many people living in the third world countries who do not have the money to pay for readily available food. Even if their country has excess food, they still go hungry because of poverty.
At the same time, water shortages and heat waves are making it more difficult for farmers to keep pace with demand. And with temperatures changing, the seasons are getting shorter. As those countries that are grain exporting begin to ban exports to keep their food prices down, countries that typically receive those exports are panicking. In response, they are buying large tracts of land in other countries to grow food for themselves. Ultimately, the biggest problem is trying to make sure that society is aware of the concept of food and the affect that climate change has on food and whether it is more imp... ... middle of paper ... ...will die hungry every day.
The Growing Need to Address Overpopulation The exponential growth rate of the human populace has led to overpopulation of the planet, which is an issue that will eventually transform the globe and the livelihoods of the people that inhabit it if nothing is done. Climate change is the long-term effect of overpopulation, but many lives worldwide are being impacted due to crowded or unsanitary living conditions, political instability, food and water shortages, and lack of employment. It is not uncommon for humanitarian organizations to develop goals such as halving the number of people living on less than a dollar a day or halving the number of people who are hungry, and everything possible is being done but the population is growing more rapidly
RESEARCH Of all of the environmental issues we perceive on the planet today, overpopulation is one that can be easily overlooked. Challenges such as pollution, climate change and global warming all seem to take priority in coverage, education and discovering solutions, but the majority of key environmental issues flow from the very fact that humans are over populating the globe. Overpopulation is the rapid increase of the human population, which is gradually exceeding the capacity of the globe. Over the last 50 years, the population of the earth has increased at a concerning rate. In 1950 the world’s population counted to around 2.6 billion, compared to 2017 which now stands at over 7.6 billion, having increased by almost 3 times.