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Overpopulation and the Environment - Humans have greatly impacted the global environment. Throughout the course of history, human populations have rapidly increased. Especially in Africa, these numbers have reached extraordinary proportions. Out of all the continents in the world, Africa’s population is increasing the most. The type of growth here is exponential. “Overpopulation is a condition when an organisms numbers exceeds the carrying of its ecological niche.” The growth rate of a population is equal to the birth rate minus the death rate....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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The Environmental Impact of Overpopulation - The human population has continued to grow through the decades. The increasingly large number of people that have become apart of the world population has become a major problem. The consequences of the world being over populated has numerous effects which include: Environmental effects, depletion of natural resources, effects on the economy, food and water instability, and mass species extinction. Without a solution to the rise in human population, by the year 2020, 8 billion people will live on earth and by the year 2050, 9 billion people will inhabit the planet....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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The Environmental Impact of Overpopulation - “We are burdensome to the world, the resources are scarcely adequate for us.” Tertullian, a philosopher from the third century had said this about our world when the population was mere 200 million. This statement can be taken two different ways. The first would be to think that our resources are limited and we need to be worried. The second would be to say people have been worried about overpopulation forever but everything seems to have worked out. Now there may only be two sides to Tertullian’s statement but the issue he touches base with certainly can be extended beyond that....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment] 1074 words
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Overpopulation’s Effect on Environment - In today’s society there are many economic problems, such as pollution, global warming, and overpopulation. These problems have taken a toll on the environment, and its resources. Although all of these issues have an impact on our society, overpopulation stands to have the greatest impact on our environment, due to the large masses of people and the limited resources. There are many solutions to this problem but the common factor is the human race. The human race has to put controls in place and take care of the environment, so the required resources do not become extinct....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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Overpopulation’s Effect on Environment - The increasing world’s population is a global issue and becomes a source of anxiety for many scholars and decision makers around the globe. U.S. Census Bureau estimated that population growth will persist into the 21st century, growing from 6 billion in 1999 to 9 billion by 2044 (2010). In a longer term, it is also projected that human population may keep increasing up to 36.4 billion in 2300 (United Nations, 2003). Population upsurge is considered a centre piece for a range of problems world would encounter in the future....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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Worst Environmental Problem? Overpopulation - There are many kinds of environment: the physical environment often thought of as nature, psychological environments built out of human interactions, and political environments rife with manipulation and posturing. While there are some obvious effects that large human populations would have on the natural environment, there are also less evident psychological and political ramifications. Thus, overpopulation is today's most pressing environmental issue. Acclaimed hermit Henry David Thoreau once wrote that humans have plenty of space....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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Tertullian's Third Century Thoughts on Overpopulation - “We are burdensome to the world, the resources are scarcely adequate for us.” Tertullian, a philosopher from the third century had said this about our world when the population was mere 200 million. This statement can be taken two different ways. The first would be to think that our resources are limited and we need to be worried. The second would be to say people have been worried about overpopulation forever but everything seems to have worked out. There is no doubt that there are many people inhabiting this earth but the real question is if too many of us is a real threat to humanity....   [tags: Overpopulation, Tertullian, ] 1008 words
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Negative Effects of Overpopulation on the Environment - Jacques-Yves Cousteau once said, “Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today” (“Population,” Internet). With the current statistics, Jacques could not be more accurate. Every second, 4.2 people are born and 1.8 people die, which would be a net gain of 2.4 people per second (“Population,” Internet). At this steady rate, the environmental health is spiraling downwards, and it is safe to assume humans are responsible for this. As the population increases, harmful effects on the land, water, and air also do....   [tags: environmental health, megacities, overpopulation]
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Consequences of Overpopulation in Our World - Today, the world faces numerous problems that have been ongoing for the past several decades, despite the fact that humans have improved so much in different aspects of technology and knowledge. For instance, the population of the human species is getting larger by every second, while our environment is running out of supplies to support our growing population. At this moment, the world population ticks at about 7.2 billion, and is expected to reach to 9 billion by 2050 (prb.org). This problem of overpopulation is one of the most preeminent issues today and is becoming of uttermost importance for people worldwide....   [tags: human population, overpopulation, gmo]
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Overpopulation Is a Growing Problem - Overpopulation is a growing problem all over the world. This is a very important environmental issue and needs to be dealt with. This environmental problem is affecting many countries in the world, but mostly the poor and impoverished countries that don’t have the resources to help deal with these issues. It also affects the environment like plants animal life and air quality. When the population of people expands we need more natural resources from the environment, so we consume more then we can produce....   [tags: overpopulation, environmental issue, pollution]
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We Can Stop Overpopulation - Overpopulation is when the demand of humans is too high for the supply of the earth. Many people do not consider this a threat or have even considered it. Many scientists believe that the world can hold up to 10 billion people which will be in the next 100 years. (Wolchover, 4) Will you or even your children be alive. To many of you the answer is yes. If the world’s fertility rate is above 2.1 children per woman then it is something we need to be conscious about. We can look at the history, present, and future of overpopulation to decide what the next step will be....   [tags: global issues, overpopulation]
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Overpopulation: The Only True Environmental Problem - In today’s society that we live in, there are countless of environmental problems that we face, such as global warming, fishing, pollution, and many other topics of that matter. These issues have affected our environment for the worse and have caused problems physically and economically. Yet, out of all the issues that effects our world on a daily basis, it is shown that overpopulation is one if not, is our biggest issue in our environment that is only getting worse due time, especially due to the rapid growth of the human population and the limited resources that are left on earth that we absolutely need to tend to our growing population....   [tags: Overpopulation Destroys the Environment]
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Overpopulation - Stories of current times could sound surreal to citizens of the year 2552. Tales of water coming out of the ground, fuel sources called fossil fuels, or vast areas covered in trees would all be stories around the virtual campfire. Lands once known as Africa have become uninhabitable to even the most resilient organisms. At the poles, it is so cold that the fuel lines in vehicles freeze in eleven seconds. The descendants of seven billion people currently inhabiting this world would be faced with hard times if we fail to take action....   [tags: Overpopulation, Environment]
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Overpopulation in the United States - Overpopulation in the United States The world is being over populated with humans not only in China but in the United States of America as well. The problem isn’t as obvious in the United States as in other countries, but I believe over-populated nations will soon become a problem everywhere in the world. Population is not a bad thing in all situations, but I think that our population growth problem is un-healthy and needs to slow down. I believe there are several ways to come about this problem as well....   [tags: Overpopulation Prevention] 1946 words
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The Danger of Overpopulation - Overpopulation is considered as one of the most dangerous problems that affects our world very badly. Our world now is completely overpopulated. People have suffered a lot because of overpopulation. As overpopulation caused in many other problems, as because of overpopulation, it is easier to catch and spread diseases. And it leads to food shortages. Overpopulation also causes a problem for the environment because the population produces a lot of waste and the earth won’t be able to handle this amount of wastes someday....   [tags: waste, cartoons, techniques] 675 words
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Overpopulation in Asia - Every year the human population grows, every decade it grows twice as much. In 2000, the global population was a little over six billion. As of the year 2014, the human population has grown over seven billion people. Although people live in different areas and are somewhat spread out, there are some regions where it is densely populated. A lot of problems can occur just because of overpopulation, for example there could be major environmental changes, a decrease in living space, which could lead to huge amounts of overcrowding....   [tags: human population, china]
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Human Overpopulation - Image this: One day, you wake up and 240,000 more people are living in your mansion. It is a big mansion with normally ample supplies to sustain your lifestyle. However, with 240,000 more people inhabiting that same area, it has become cramped and small. The next day, 240,000 people more come to live with you. This happens everyday for many years, soon supplies start to stretch thin and space starts to be a rarity. Unfortunately, this is not fiction. It is reality. Everyday, 240,000 babies are born around the world, according to United Nations’ Population Fund (UNFPA)....   [tags: Overpopulation Essays]
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Overpopulation and Over- Consumption in India - ... Many countries, especially less developed ones, prioritize males over females because of this reason. Lastly, unwanted pregnancy contributes to overpopulation because of the overall lack of knowledge about sexual relations and birth control in most societies. Consequentially, overpopulation has many negative effects. Most of the critical environmental issues today are a result of over-consumption, which coincides and is caused from overpopulation. Issues like air and water pollution, global warming, resource depletion, and the biodiversity crisis are caused by overpopulation....   [tags: countries, issue, standards, living] 744 words
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The Problems Brought by Overpopulation - Overpopulation Have you begun to notice the longer lines at Starbucks, the increase traffic on the freeway, gas stations fuller and the market parking lots increasingly crowded. This is all due to the overpopulation we are facing in the world. Overpopulation is caused by increase in births and a decrease in deaths; people are living longer and having much more children then expected. In return, we began to become overpopulated. According to the United States Census Bureau every eight seconds a birth occurs and every thirteen seconds a death occurs....   [tags: births, deaths, environment] 1086 words
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The Causal Theory of Action: Overpopulation - The problem of mental overpopulation is pretty easy to see. It is visible in situations like freezing on a test, cramping on the field, or overthrowing the first baseman. Basically, those times when you overthink or try to do too much in a situation, those thoughts actually become detrimental and stop us from performing as well as expected. Philosophers Ruben and Dreyfus do a really good job of highlighting this problem in the Causal Theory of Action. Thinkers like Davidson and Clarke do not do enough to solve this problem of mental overpopulation....   [tags: human action, philosophy]
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The Negative Factors of Overpopulation - Studies show that by the year 2050 there will be approximately 9 billion people on the earth. The world is growing at a rapid rate and although it may not seem like it here in America, there are other countries that are reaching their capacity. In the last few hundred years the population growth rate has increased rapidly, due to new technology that was designed to better the lives of everyone. Overpopulation can cause negative effects on the earth and how we live our daily lives. The overpopulation and the negative factors that come with it can be very detrimental to the earth....   [tags: population, technology, environment, earth] 564 words
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The Overpopulation Problem in India - ... Also India remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with one of the lowest capita per person rate in the world and low money means that these families can not support all of their kids. Lastly, on the world population scale, India is now 17% of the world population and the second most populated country in the world with over 1.8 billion people. India has grown from one of the smaller countries to become a massive force that grows so much every year it can not be controlled. In current India, there are many cases such as people are being paid to not have kids....   [tags: poverty, children, solutions] 519 words
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The Threat of World Overpopulation - “Mouths multiply more quickly than our ability to feed them- yet we’re still feeding them”, written by the famous English economist Thomas Malthus, describing the rate of population increase and the disregard to the economy and resources correlated with the increase by the world today. Overpopulation is the population of the country in excess of the availability of resources to sustain without hurting the environment. As the population continues to increase, the environmental impact does was well....   [tags: environmental impact, ] 1134 words
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Negative Effects of Human Overpopulation - Negative Effects of Human Overpopulation Believed to be a world crisis for humanity, overpopulation is a very vital issue that deserves a great amount of attention. Some believe “with 1 billion people chronically hungry and Earth's population expected to increase by 50% before the end of the century, it's time to get serious about family planning. ("Overpopulation Is Everyone's Problem.") A solution of which is usually resolved by horrible tragedies, murders, wars, the increase of infertility and disease such as cancer....   [tags: pollution, food shortage, family planning]
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Global Overpopulation: A Serious Problem - The world can only be home to so many people before it exceeds its limits. The environment has a certain carrying capacity. A carrying capacity is the largest population an environment can sustainably support. This means that the environment can only support so many people long term before it has nothing left to give. With the human population expanding, the environment has to give more in order to support us. The extensive population demands more and more from both the environment and also from society....   [tags: Population, People, Economy]
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Taking a Look at Overpopulation - ... Here Hardin argues that affluent societies should ensure their own survival by preserving a safety factor of resources on which they can depend on when times are tough. For a society to give way its resources, like America does, to needy nations or admit immigrants is like taking on more passengers who would threaten and may cause the life boat to capsize. We have seen many such acts of aid over the years. Rich countries began providing money to poorer countries since 19th century, and by the 1920s and early 30s countries such Germany, Britain and France were also providing regular aid to their colonies in Asia, Latin America and Africa....   [tags: population growth in Africa] 887 words
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Deer Overpopulation: A Persuasive Essay - ... Over the past ten years, there have been over 100 motorist deaths and over 350,000 deer deaths (7). These deer were also healthy. In Ohio, 471 road-killed and 588 hunter-harvested deer from 44 counties were tested for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and Tuberculosis (TB). Neither of these diseases was found in all samples (1). Overpopulation majorly influences the growth and absence of plants and other wildlife. “The impacts of overpopulated deer on plants cascade through whole ecosystems” (6)....   [tags: Envoronment, Hunting]
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The Problems Brought by Overpopulation - ... These land negotiations raises various issues that mainly affects land-seller countries. An alarming aspect of this geopolitics is that certain countries clear their tropical rainforest to enlarge their cropland business. Tropical deforestation leads to an increasing rate of carbon emission which can have a detrimental effect on agriculture and hence on food security. Brown(2009) states “Another disturbing dimension of many land investment is that they are taking place in countries like Indonesia, Brazil, and the Democratic Republic of Congo where expanding cropland typically means clearing tropical rainforest that sequester large quantities of carbon....   [tags: land acquisition, food scarcity] 690 words
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Overpopulation of the Human Race - ... This causes the other species to be eliminated, even though they have just as much of a right to be here as humans do. The final group advocates that the human population should be controlled before we degrade the environment so much that it becomes harmful to people (George 2013). However, some are still against population control policies because they fear that this could cause the fertility rate to fall below the replacement level by the year 2043. This could endanger economic and environmental sustainability because it could result in a decline of the work-age population (Alam 2009)....   [tags: environmental issues, unsustainability] 515 words
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Overpopulation: Earth's Biggest Problem - Overpopulation is earth’s biggest problem that needs to be solved. At a surprising rate, the earth’s population has been growing exponentially, and in more than a hundred years’ time it will rise to 12 billion people. Regarding this population growth, a lot of factors must be considered, such as cultural influences and Illiteracy. Solutions might be available, but do you believe that your chosen solution is best for you based on your preferences. As a result, we are now left with both a question and a choice “What do you think is the best solution in order to combat overpopulation and will you stick to moral teachings or follow what the experts would say?” Overpopulation re...   [tags: lack of resources in the future]
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Overpopulation and Environmental Problems - Overpopulation is becoming a leading environmental problem in which resources are becoming depleted faster than are being created. Hoevel explains, “Overpopulation occurs when a population’s density exceeds the capacity of the environment to supply the health requirements of an individual” (Hoevel 1). This means that after a population has overused the resources in an area, the environment will no longer be able to support them, and there lies the problem with overpopulation. Wenner explains, “Sustainability involves living within the limits of the resources of earth, understanding the distribution of resources and opportunities” (Wenner 2)....   [tags: population density, resources]
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Prevention of Animal Overpopulation - Countless lives locked away in cages and forgotten about have overwhelmed our society, it has left blood stains on our history as a species and if history has taught us anything, it’s that we have a choice to change our ways of adjusting to situations. A war which was fought in pursuit of ending such criminal means, yet we as human beings do little to nothing to end the horrific crimes of animal deaths in shelters. It is no secret that this world has become infused with problems that have extended from one side of the globe to the other....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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India and China Overpopulation - ... Chinese officials have also caused uprisings because of their harsh tactics. “In 2007, for instance bureaucrats reportedly took sledgehammers to a half dozen towns, threatening to whack holes in the homes of people who had failed to pay fines for having too many children,” (4). Although the One-Child Policy is effective, it has caused gender imbalances due to the preference of males over females, as well as forced abortions and sterilizations. This policy has also created an immense amount of pressure to the members of the “Only-Child Generation” because of the increased amount of competition of employment....   [tags: human population, environmental and social issues]
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Overpopulation is Not the Problem - Overpopulation is Not the Problem As we sailed into the new millennium, humans crossed a threshold never before witnessed in our species. We flew past the 6 billion mark in number. This is an impressive figure, but not one that we can easily appreciate, unless we are Bill Gates or ExxonMobil. Let's try to understand how incredibly large this number is. Consider that this article has ~9000 letters. Thus, it would take more than 650,000 copies of it to produce enough letters to represent all humans....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Plague of Overpopulation - Critics are warning that at almost six and a half billion people currently inhabiting the world, we are coming dangerously close to the sustainable capacity of planet Earth. Overpopulation and attempts to control the whirlwind of reproduction that is plaguing both developing and developed nations has been dog-eared as one of the major concerns for the United Nations at the recent summit in Johannesburg. Both Edwin Dolan and Charles Southwick have cited the population explosion that started post-industrialization in their respective excerpts; "TANSTAAFL: The Economic Strategy for Economic Crisis" and Global Ecology and Human Perspective - as a problem deserving serious attention both in acade...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Animal Overpopulation - There can be no doubt that shelters in the United States are overcrowded, feral cats roam our city streets, thousands of dogs live in grotesque conditions in puppy mills across the country, and yet most American citizens when polled will readily declare that their cat or dog is like ‘a member of the family’. The state of companion animals in this country is precarious at best; caught between scientists who subscribe to Descartes’s idea of ‘anima ex machina’ (unfeeling, a living example of biological processes without the status of ‘being’) and the more common phenomenon of people who pamper their pets in ways that most people would envy....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Overpopulation and the Environment - Overpopulation and the Environment The current world's population is approximately six billion people, and the amount of time that it takes for the population to increase by another billion is decreasing with each billion. According to the World Population Data sheet, there will be about eight billion people by the year 2020, and this is due to its continuation of growth (Southwick 159). A clear understanding of the causes and what might possibly happen is the first step to dealing with the population crisis....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Overpopulation of the Earth - Overpopulation of the Earth The little animatronic children at Disney World were right, it is “a small world after all”; maybe even too small. At the beginning of the present century there were approximately 1.7 billion people in the world(Southwick pg.159). Today, there are nearly 6 billion people in the world. The world’s population has more than tripled in the span of a hundred years. Given that the earth’s population is constantly on the rise and seeing as how our natural resources are gradually being depleted, we must ask ourselves: what is to become of us and what is to become of our environment....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Overpopulation in the 1900s - Some people believe that immigration in the 1900’s was a good thing, however, they would be wrong. The United States government should have restricted the immigrants around that time. Some reasons are the population, the taking of new jobs and lowering wages, and diseases spreading quickly. These all factored importantly into why they should not have been allowed in. The population in the 1900’s was beginning to overflow. In 1875 the United States government had to put a immigration restriction so that no more immigrants could come into the United States....   [tags: essays research papers] 372 words
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What is Overpopulation? Does It Affect You? - What’s wrong with the world. Everyone is ignorant of the biggest problem we have; overpopulation. We produce way too many babies-75 million a year. The United Nation’s 2,000 scientists well know that overpopulation is the world’s only real problem. Get it. Earth only has one real problem, but we refuse to focus on it. This includes some of our scientists too; yes, they deny it too. They know that overpopulation is a serious issue, but avoid it anyways. Thousands of scientists have brilliant ideas to reduce the impact of global warming....   [tags: hunger, babies, scientists] 1026 words
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Overpopulation and The End of the World as We Know It - ... Only developed countries like the US can support large populations because they have a continuing program on increasing the supply of natural resources to match the rising demand in population brought about mostly from immigration. The end result may be rise in rampant diseases, crime, very low standard of living, lack of education, proliferation of street beggars, and even chaos (Johnson, 2012). Impact of overpopulation – In economics, an area is considered overpopulated when the volume of population reaches a certain level where it could no longer be maintained without depleting nonrenewable resources rapidly....   [tags: deterioration of natural resources] 1972 words
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Consumption Overpopulation and Its Effects on the Environment - ... The very first idea is the fatalistic belief program that block the actual risk perception. “Humans can not harm the Resource Base” (p.449). The second premise is that the complicity of the concerns regarding the environment blocks the individual awareness of risk. He Concludes that a call for “education and consensus building” (P.472) in raising the environmental risk of awareness. Comparison and Contrast Environmental Environmental risk perceptions also allowing loss aversion, unrealistic optimistic attitude, and heuristic assist in understanding the way humans go towards their resource consumption problem....   [tags: maximum capacity of Earth]
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Human Geography: Overpopulation - ... As a consequence of poverty, the inhabitants also experience a lower quality of life due to their incapability to afford any kind of health care. Overpopulation can be extremely detrimental to the health of a nation. Overpopulation can be addressed, however. Three steps that can be taken to defend a country from the consequences of overpopulation are education, family planning, as well as government programs. Education would include informing the public of the responsibilities of parenthood: not only should a parent be morally and ethically responsible while raising a child, but they should be financially responsible before and while raising a child as well....   [tags: poverty, crime, conflict] 968 words
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Overpopulation and Education: The Birth Control Solution - In 2011, our world population reached a staggering 7 billion. Before then, our population was already concerned about limited resources and paranoia about the future. Many were and still are “going green.” Amongst coming to a population of 7 billion came the term overpopulation. The term basically speaks for itself, we might be over populated. But, is overpopulation a problem; if so, what can we do about it. Today, I will be presenting about overpopulation, including statistics, and the effects taken on the economy....   [tags: biodiversity, water supply, china]
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The Fastest Growing Problem in the World: Overpopulation - ... Another problem with over population may also threaten people’s health. We can easily see that with a crowded nation it is hard to maintain a health care system that can take care of all people. Also, the low income of each large family isn’t enough to afford a nutritious diet and treat disease when they are acquired The environmental pollution makes people vulnerable to get illness, the most popular diseases are cancer and infective diseases. Another problem with over population is that it forces countries to speed up the exploitation of natural resources that causes the exhaustion and the unbalance of the nature....   [tags: serious condition, population control, china]
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The World Fastest Gowing Problems: Overpopulation - Living in the small town of Sandy Hook Kentucky many people do not think about one of the worlds fastest growing problems “overpopulation”. This serious condition is growing every year, every minute, and every second. It’s the root of most, if not all, of the world’s problems. Overpopulation is not a problem here in my hometown but going to larger cities I am starting to see the impact it is taking on our environment. A few weeks ago I was in Georgetown KY and saw several subdivisions being built on what used to be farmland....   [tags: food inc., documentary]
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overpopulation a problem? - Is Overpopulation a Serious Problem. This question seems to be question that is asked quite frequently lately. In the last two centuries, population has skyrocketed. In 1800 the world population was only at 1 billion, and today it’s estimated that the world population exceeds six billion people. With overpopulation, many problems have arisen. Some believe that overpopulation is the reason for world hunger, global population will reach crisis proportions by 2050, and some believe that overpopulation will bring the extinction of the human race....   [tags: essays research papers] 1446 words
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Overpopulation in India - Overpopulation in India: The Need for Improved Quality and Diversity of Contraceptive Options On May 11, 2000, Astha (Faith) was born in the Indian capital on New Delhi.[1] Her birth was not only a significant occasion for her parents, but for the entire Nation of India. Astha’s birth was designated the official point at which the Indian population crossed the one billion human beings mark.[2] India was thus officially inaugurated into the very exclusive one billion inhabitants of one nations club, and the world was left to ponder the repercussions of such a development....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays]
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Overpopulation: One of the World's Largest Growing Problems - OVERPOPULATION Overpopulation is one of the world’s largest growing problems that humans cannot find a proper solution. Overpopulation has been a recent problem to humans. According to the UN, populations have doubled since 1967. Overpopulation is hurting the environment a lot. Humans are adding 220,000 people a day and populations grow one billion every twelve years (Institute of Population Studies). The UN predicts 9 billion people by 2043 and 10 billion by 2083. Even though overpopulation is a large obstacle to tackle, there are ways we can prevent further growth....   [tags: effects of the industrial revolution, medicine]
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Informative Speech: The Problem of Overpopulation -      We as individuals do NOT understand the problems with overpopulation. We do not take the time or the effort to be educated enough; therefore we do not help in the prevention of future problems to keep our society as it is now.      We may not do this, but I researched of three sociologists that do; Lester R Brown, Gary Gardner, and Brian Halweil.      These 3 men decided to put together their intelligence to try and educate America the problems that come with overpopulation.      These 3 men proved their self-lessness, sincerity, and their caring TOWARDS the people of America....   [tags: Informative Speech] 604 words
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The View on Overpopulation: Looking Deeper into the Hardinian Taboo - ... Gardner, a Locum GP from Birmingham, wrote in a letter in BMJ that King was, “Ideologically driven movements are rarely equipped or eager to examine their own presuppositions … King and Elliott, for instance, extol the ideas of Garrett Hardin. Hardin is a eugenicist … He was an active member at the same time as the Nazi eugenicist Otmar Von Verschuer” (1386 Gardner). He continued his argument by linking eugenics and population control by relating the Eugenics Society with China’s brutal coercive population policy....   [tags: political incorrectness of population control]
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The Damaging Impact of Overpopulation on the Environment - The Damaging Impact of Overpopulation on the Environment 6.5 billion…This is not a whole lot of bacteria, but when it comes to humans, it is a very formidable number. The human population has been increasing at an extremely high rate in the last century and unfortunately, not much has been done to slow down this process. Undoubtedly, overpopulation is a global issue. It is global because it pertains to all of humanity, but global also means that it affects the whole world, i.e. the environment....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Effects of Overpopulation and Industrialization on the Environment - Effects of Overpopulation and Industrialization on the Environment Throughout history, the world’s population has expanded in an extremely exponential fashion-- taking over three million years to achieve a one billion person benchmark, it then only took 130, 30, 15, 12, and 11 years to reach subsequent billions, respectively. (Southwick, 159) Such a massive and still increasing population, combined with the environmentally detrimental repercussions of industrialization (as a result of the need to sustain such a large population), namely pollution from fossil fuels, has begun to take a serious toll on our planet’s ecosystem....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Overpopulation, Industrialization, and the Degradation of the Environment - Overpopulation, Industrialization, and the Degradation of the Environment The overall growth of the human population in the last 2000 years has been a J-shaped growth. This can also be expressed as an exponential growth. A big question that can only be answered in time is how this population growth will slow down or stop. The planet can only handle so many humans before the effects of overpopulation send the environment into an unrecoverable tailspin of degradation. So the question is will the overall maximum human population be reached in a gradual manner with a trend resulting in an S-shaped population growth, or do we as humans need to experience some kind of catastrophic event that wi...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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The Effects of Overpopulation on the Environment - The Effects of Overpopulation on the Environment The world population reached 6 billion, on October 12, 1999. It will reach 9.3 billion by 2050. The impacts of continued population growth are already felt by a majority of nations. Overpopulation is the root cause of most environmental problems. The demands of increasing population magnify demands for natural resources, clean air and water, as well as access to wilderness areas. This means an increase in the demand for living space....   [tags: Papers] 491 words
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Overpopulation and the Carrying Capacity of the Earth - Overpopulation and the Carrying Capacity of the Earth As humans start a new millennium, we have close to 4 billion more than we had at the beginning of the last millennium. In the next 50 years we are looking at adding another 3 billion people. Such a rapid increase has placed great strains on the Earth and leads us to ask – how many people can the earth support. The answer is rather obscure, however it seems like we are approaching our limit rather soon. With decreasing aquifers, shortages in food, and increasing pollution, the Earth has reached its limit....   [tags: Papers] 990 words
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Overpopulation - Overpopulation The twentieth century has drawn to a close and civilization faces the dilemma of supporting an overpopulated world. Throughout time, mankind has lived as though there were no consequences for his actions. But now, as people of the future, we see what is happening to the world we live in. Despite our knowledge, these straightforward problems are still being ignored. Our actions in the past have dictated the present, and our actions now will determine our future, and generations to come....   [tags: Papers] 557 words
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Overpopulation - Overpopulation The Book of Genesis tells the story of creation of man. God said to man, "be fruitful and increase in numbers; fill the earth and subdue it." Prior to the nineteenth century, it was believed that God would provide for those who came into the world (Day 101). But, in 1798, this view was shaken by Thomas Malthus' An Essay on the Principle of Population, in which he concluded that while population increases geometrically, agricultural production only increases arithmetically....   [tags: essays research papers] 1347 words
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The Devastating Effects of Overpopulation - The Devastating Effects of Overpopulation   Imagine living in a world where darkness reigns continually due to a dense cover of toxic air pollution which blocks most sunlight.  Starvation and death from the lack of energy resources is widespread and the people who have not perished yet live packed together, in overcrowded communities surrounded by waste and filth.  This grotesque picture of future life on earth may seem far-fetched but with the continued rise in population and the abuse of our planet by billions, this scenario may be closer to reality then previously thought....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Overpopulation - Overpopulation While overpopulation is a problem that plagues many developing nations, it would be wrong to assume that it is their main problem, or that the countering of overpopulation should receive priority above all else. There are more serious problems facing the third world. Poverty and the unequal distribution of wealth are two that must be dealt with first. The causes of poverty and inequality are very complex and there is no single solution to such vast problems. However, the problems could generally be reduced by the equal distribution of basic resources such as food, land and water....   [tags: essays papers] 1004 words
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Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpopulation - Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpopulation Introduction There are simply too many people on our planet, and the population is not showing any signs of slowing down. This is having disastrous effects on our environment. There are too many implications and interrelationships to discuss in this paper, but the three substances that our earth consists of: land, water and air, are being destroyed. Our forests are being cut down at an alarming rate, bearing enormous impacts on the health of earth....   [tags: Environment Pollution Research Papers]
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Overpopulation and Poverty in Ireland in A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift - ... Swift has no other motive than the public good of his country, by advancing their trade, providing for infants, relieving the poor, and giving some pleasure to the rich. The targeted audience of the proposal being the people of Dublin, Ireland. The main point of this proposal is to get people to open their eyes and do something to stop those problems; otherwise, it would resort to them having to do something drastic. This proposal that Swift is presenting is mostly satirical. Although his idea would work in theory to fix their country’s problems, it is a morally insane idea....   [tags: children, problems, beggars, thieves] 553 words
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Overpopulation Pressures Our Natural Resources and Environment - ... The degradation in human life causes diseases transferring from animals and cause lethal epidemics (Ehrlich and Ehrlich 2012). It’s agreed that, economy, social, and political factors are overlap in term of population growth. To supply the demand of growing population, the agricultural production must be increased “70-100 % by 2050”. This increase will be associated with increasing energy consumption and demands on the free market based economy. Agriculture requires more fossil fuel and lands for farming....   [tags: poverty, scarcity, biodiversity] 756 words
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Overpopulation - Overpopulation There is a major conflict today that people struggle with. This conflict is population. Malthus says, that the population when unchecked goes on doubling itself every twenty-five years (1993: 196). The question, "Are there too many people in the world," is often asked after hearing Malthus' fact in hopes to get a real, straight forward answer. This question sometimes strikes fear in the people or person, which must answer it. Since this is such a controversial issue this question can be determined by two possible answers: yes and no....   [tags: Papers] 623 words
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Overpopulation - Overpopulation October 12, 1999 marks the day when the world's population supposedly reached six billion. Many humanitarians and ecologists worry that soon the planet's population will become too big for our food production and resources to support. With the current population growth rate, the total population in the year 2050 is estimated to be between 7.3 and 10.7 billion (Kluger, "The Big Crunch" 47). Soon the Congress of the United States will vote on whether to restore $60 million of U.S....   [tags: Papers] 768 words
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Overpopulation and the Economical Effects - Overpopulation and the Economical Effects Introduction Currently there are more than 6 billion people living in the world and this number is expected to double in a short period of time. Many researchers and theorists feel that the world does not have a carrying capacity for this amount of people. The overpopulation of the world, brings a fear of overcrowding and an apprehension that the resource base will become to low, perhaps even non-existent. In 1900, the world population was 1.6 billion people....   [tags: essays research papers] 2296 words
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Overpopulation is Not Really a Problem -    Throughout history there have been claims that the world was growing too fast. In the 18th century, it was the Rev. Thomas Malthus with his book Essay on the Principle of Population. Rev. Malthus said that the growing European population would quickly outstrip its available resources. History tells us that Rev. Malthus' speculation was wrong. Following a path similar to that of Malthus, Paul Ehrlich presented us a book entitled The Population Bomb, in 1969. Ehrlich's book predicted that tens of millions of people would starve to death in the 1970s following an inescapable crash in the world's food supply....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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Abortion Not Necessary to Control Overpopulation - Abortion Not Necessary to Control Overpopulation     Time and again the media has proposed the reasonableness of an abortive mentality because it is consistent with maintaining the world's population at a stable, feedable level. In order to examine the validity of this argument, it is necessary to look at related issues. To determine whether a nation is growing or dying, we must examine three factors: birth rate . . . death rate . . . immigration.   Birth Rate: This is the ultimate determinant....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Technology is the Solution to Overpopulation - Technology is the Solution to Overpopulation About ten years ago while in a science museum, I saw a counter that estimated what the world population was at that given moment. Innocuous at first glance, since a number in excess of five billion is difficult to comprehend, what became alarming after watching the counter for a minute was the continual increase in the population. Thinking about the circumstances related to the population rise logically made the problem seem apparent. The earth is finite both in terms of physical size and in resources but the population is growing towards an infinite value....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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China - The Epicenter of Overpopulation - China - The Epicenter of Overpopulation In 1999 the world population reached six billion. Roughly 200,000 lives have been added each day since then, about one small city a week. This population boom however, is not evenly distributed throughout the globe. In fact, many countries in Europe have experienced negative population growth in the last ten years. It is the developing nations of our world that are most responsible for the exponential increase the world has begun to experience. The busy-bodied human mind has rushed and hurried to find "tech-fix's" to sustain our ever growing population....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Overpopulation Problems in China - Overpopulation Problems in China In Spite of the great achievements that China has achieved in the recent years, our country is still a developing country, which is facing many serious social problems. The most serious of all is overpopulation, for it has a passive influence on the national economy, education and environment. First and foremost, overpopulation is the main obstacle of the economic development in China. The limited natural resources in China can hardly support the excessively large population....   [tags: Papers] 689 words
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The Struggle of Overpopulation: China’s Fight Against Numbers - With the largest population of any country in the world, much attention has been focused on China's ability to handle the overwhelming crowds in such a dense area. China bolsters a population of 1.38 billion citizens, many of whom are unable to live in under proper conditions. Overpopulation has led to unhealthy living conditions that can lead to severe health problems. It is easy to look at the positives of having many people to form a workforce and build the country’s infrastructure....   [tags: Government, Policy, Birth]
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Overpopulation, Overcrowding, Poverty and Conflict - Overpopulation, Overcrowding, Poverty and Conflict At present, there are 6.5 billion people in the world and the number continues to multiply. In contrast, there are only a limited number of natural resources. On a global basis, the human population has shown a J-shaped pattern of growth over the past two thousand years, while the availability of natural resources mandatory for human survival is in slow decline. The implications of this are not limited to mass starvation, poverty and overcrowding of poorly sanitized cities....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Overpopulation and Environmental Degradation - Overpopulation and Environmental Degradation At the time of the agricultural revolution, nearly ten thousand years ago, the population of the globe was no more than ten million. Today the world population is estimated at over six billion. In the last hundred years the population has more than tripled. With the population rising at an enormous rate of 1.7 million a week, the world as a whole is being drained of its resources. (Southwick, 1996) Different theories have prevailed on what will occur as the population continues to explode ranging from the Malthusian apocalypse to absolutely no effects at all....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Does Abortion Relieve Overpopulation? - Does Abortion Relieve Overpopulation.       TV and other media regularly tout the threat of global overpopulation if abortion is not widely implemented. And it is true that people in various Third World countries are starving - about 700 million are chronically hungry according to many reports. But this is due, not to overpopulation, but rather to improper distribution and sharing of food supplies - which are very adequate for all people everywhere to live a healthy life.   In fact, the real emergency lies in the fact that populations are falling....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Overpopulation Causes Social Problems - How Overpopulation Causes Social Problems Introduction       The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how overpopulation causes social problems. To do so you must take many things into consideration, such as different views of racial problems and conflicting definitions of a social problem. Social problems can be defined in many different ways. They effect everyone and some of us encounter problems everyday as a result of our race, religion, gender, or low income. Others experience problems from technological change or declining neighborhoods, others are affected directly by crime and violence in their own neighborhood, and sometimes definitions of social problems are changed by societ...   [tags: Cause Effect Environment Essays] 2977 words
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CHINAS RESPONSE TO OVERPOPULATION - Introduction Today so many children and people in the world suffer from poverty and starvation. In so many third world country's families are going without food or good water. Never before have we seen so many children die before the age of five. It is impossible to feed all of these mouths and clothe all of these backs. The world is full of natural resources at our disposal. These resources are taken for granted and not preserved the way they should be. As a result, fossil fuels will not be available in a matter of years....   [tags: essays research papers] 1050 words
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