The population of our planet and the issue of the overpopulation

Talking about overpopulation shows that while there are many factors that can increase the death rate for short periods of time, the ones that increase the birth rate do so over a long period of time. When a country becomes overpopulated, it gives rise to unemployment as there fewer jobs to support large number of people.

That forced FHOK to stop offering free or reduced cost contraception, close a clinic, and cut a community outreach program.

Human overpopulation

The most common estimate was eight billion, a little larger than the current population. Family planning and efficient birth control can help in women making their own reproductive choices. The sustainability benefits of level or falling human numbers are too powerful to ignore for long.

If food security is the criterion, it is particularly ironic that arguments are based on China. Things, of course, are a little darker inso suddenly more people just seem like more mouths to feed, more competitors at the marketplace, more straws in the milk shake.

The effects of overpopulation are quite severe. Mostly, the information is incomplete which results in sexually active teenagers unaware of contraceptives and embarrassed to seek information about same.

Displacement due to extreme weather has caused additional instability in undeveloped regions. Population concerns may lurk within the public anger over illegal immigration or over the unwed California mother of octuplets earlier this year.

It is difficult to say which way the global population pendulum will swing in centuries to come, given ever-changing cultural, economic and political attitudes and the development demographics they affect.

In turn, lack of unemployment leads to elevated crime rates because of theft, drug cartels, and militia groups which are exploited as options for attaining basic resources and necessities such as food, good living standards, and wealth. Recently, a spate of op-ed essays have filled the pages of some of world's top newspapers and blogs -- from the Guardian to the New York Times -- challenged this view, declaring that overpopulations is not, nor has ever been, a problem.

The one billion mark was not passed until the early s; the two billion mark not until the s.

Overpopulation Is Still the Problem

But the magnitudes of environmental impacts stem not just from our numbers but also from behaviors we learn from our parents and cultures. In a studyBradshaw concluded that if two billion people died tomorrow — or if every government adopted controversial fertility policies such as China's recently-ended one-child policy — there would still be as many if not more people on the planet by as there are today.

Even as human beings have grown in numbers and wealth, becoming healthier and more robust, other species have suffered. Infrastructure has a very hard keeping up with relentless growth. In order for this cause to be successful rich countries must join the fight.

Difference between the number of people who are leaving the country and the number of people who enter narrows down which leads to more demand for food, clothes, energy and homes. One of these has been the ability to save lives and create better medical treatment for all.

Today there are effective medicines which can increases the chance of conception and lead to rise in birth rate. If the quality of human life is addressed, there may be additional resources considered, such as medical care, education, proper sewage treatmentwaste disposal and energy supplies.

More Hands to Overcome Poverty: With latest technological advancement and more discoveries in medical science, it has become possible for couple who are unable to conceive to undergo fertility treatment methods and have their own babies.When Malthus was worrying about the planet’s “carrying capacity,” there were only about a billion of us on the planet.

Today our population tops seven billion. Alone, each of us has no significant impact on the planet, even when our collective behavior overwhelms its natural processes. Historically, population has grown fastest when per capita. We have to address the issue of overpopulation. More people inevitably put more demands on the planet.

More people require more food, water, sanitation, homes, public services, and amenities – but our Earth is struggling to cope.

Human overpopulation is among the most pressing environmental issues, silently aggravating the forces behind global warming, environmental pollution, habitat loss, the sixth mass extinction, intensive farming practices and the consumption of finite natural resources, such as fresh water, arable land and fossil fuels, at speeds faster than their rate of regeneration.

The ongoing water crisis in Pakistan, where the population is predicted to reach million by"has brought the population issue also on to the table," said Zeba Sathar of the Population Council. Why the Real Victim of Overpopulation Will Be the Environment.

By Bryan Walsh Wednesday, Oct.

How many people can our planet really support?

26, The 7 Billion Day is a sobering reminder of our planet's predicament. We are increasing by 10, an hour. That's one of the reasons I'm relatively sanguine about the population issue.

Download
The population of our planet and the issue of the overpopulation
Rated 0/5 based on 18 review