Professor Edson Timana
March 11, 2015
Our Growing Problem of Overpopulation
How many more people can this world sustain? By 2050, our world population is estimated to be as high as 9.6 billion (Dimick). This is a crucial and growing issue that human civilization faces, and yet there is very little being done about it in the United States. China on the other hand, has taken substantial steps on trying to limit the growth of their population by limiting the number of children a couple can have. Many people may find this to be immoral and possibly feel this goes against their religion to have a limit imposed on the number of children they can have. However, in order for a brighter future for all mankind and this planet I feel we should all limit the number of children we have to two due to our scarce resources, opportunity costs, and our great alternatives for substitutions.
“When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will discover you cannot eat money (Prophecy).” This is a powerful quote that helps portray the scarcity of the Earth’s resources. Can you imagine not having access to something people are so familiar with such as clean water or food? In the United States, there really isn’t any issue with things like that. If thirsty, you can go to the store and purchase a beverage to quench your thirst. If hungry, then you can go through a drive thru or a sit in restaurant in order to satisfy your needs. However, on this planet, there is a limited amount of resources and at this rate, they will eventually run out. Humans are using up these resources faster than they can be replenished due to ...
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