The Importance Of Population Growth

analytical Essay
1242 words
1242 words

As of July 2015, the Earth is home to 7.3 human beings. And even with high death rates of those who live in poverty, the world’s population is expected to increase to 11.2 billion by the time 2100 rolls around (Quick Facts…). This rapid increase has put us in a predicament; we are left to answer questions about our home’s ability to sustain itself as a home for our future generations. Studying population growth in accordance with climate change and human health is an important aspect of understanding how to best intervene in this situation. While that may have seen straight forward, the idea of “more people, more problems” is naïve at its core. It fails to recognize that complications arise when population is couples with issues such as agriculture, …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the world's population is expected to increase to 11.2 billion by the time 2100 rolls around. studying population growth in accordance with climate change and human health is important.
  • Explains that before agriculture was commonplace, the main source of nourishment came from animals. this nomadic lifestyle required the population to be quick, cunning and lean in order to keep up with their prey.
  • Explains that grains were a dependable source of food for the population and storable surplus, but unequal distribution of the food led to early forms of poverty.
  • Analyzes how paul ehrlich's book, published in 1960, argued that sooner or later the earth would not be able to accommodate its inhabitants. the green revolution prioritized technology’s potential contributions to agriculture.
  • Explains that the industrial revolution spurred the advancement of many technologies, often at the risk of endangering the workers. cities started to develop large-scale manufacturing plants.
  • Explains that the massive influx of individuals into the city led to serious overcrowding as the urban areas were not accustomed to accommodating such large amounts of people.
  • Analyzes how climate change affects population growth and future climates. the united states emits over six times the global average of carbon dioxide per capita, whereas africa does not.
  • Explains that the relationships between population growth, changing environments, and human health are intricate.

With the increasing industrialization of our planet, pollutants such as greenhouse gases emitted from cars, motorcycles, coal-fired power plants, and fossil fuels continue to be a prominent problem. The destructive nature of these contaminants not only causes significant changes to current climate but also how future climates are. Critics may argue that as population grows, so does the amount of people who are directly affecting the amount of contaminants produced. But upon closer examination, this is not the case as distinct areas of the world play a different role in how much harm they cause. For example, the United States emits over six times the amount of the global average of carbon dioxide per capita. While the U.S. maintains the highest level of pollutants emitted, it does not maintain a similarly high death toll. That honor is bestowed upon the third-world countries of Africa. This lopsidedness highlights the responsibility countries like the United States have to keep our planet safe. But whose responsibility is it exactly? The polluter? The beneficiary? These questions are sometimes uncomfortable to wrestle with, but making sense of these questions is the first step to fixing the problem. Countless migrations occur every year due to the effects of climate change. Individuals are often inflicted with circumstances like drought, deforestation, and natural disasters in general. These events affect population migration which in turn affects the growth of a population

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