The future that we want for generations to come entails a safer planet and a more efficient world, which unfortunately, we do not currently have. If people continue to recklessly damage and add more problems to the Earth, the future ahead of us will not be what we hope for. As of now, the path we are heading down results in Earth’s population living in an environmental, medical, and economic crisis. One of the largest factors behind the Earth’s deterioration is that there is an overpopulation problem that is only getting bigger and as it gets bigger, it becomes more problematic not only for the Earth’s environment but for generations yet to come. Overpopulation is a predicament in which the population of people in an ecological setting
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, "The largest single threat to the ecology and biodiversity of the planet in the decades to come will be global climate disruption due to the build-up of human-generated greenhouse gases in the
In the unsigned article Global Warming the writer wrote, ” Crowded landfills, polluted water, and poor air quality are just a few of the environmental problems that affect both industrial and developing nations”(“Global” par.1). Perhaps less obvious but no less ominous a threat to the environment are the general increase in temperatures worldwide and the resulting climate changes. This phenomenon, known as global warming, could have serious negative effects on humans and all other living things on Earth. Global warming is a complex problem, and governments have had great difficulty deciding how to address it. Some people think that it is the work of the world where nothing we do can ether change it or anything we do will prevent it.
The Earth produces a limited amount of fresh water and food, which is falling short of the current needs. When population growth increase, the living standards decrease because they consume resources faster than they can regenerate. Many developing countries with rapid population growth face the urgent need to improve living standards. While the populations are expanding, our demand for health care, food, fresh water and shelter have increased. According to Miller and Spoolman in Sustaining the Earth (2015), we are about 7.1 billion people on the planet and this number will increase to 9.6 billion by 2050.
A pressing social problem prevalent in the world today is the destruction of marine habitats which leads to the loss of food for humans. I am going to discuss the many causes of the deterioration of the marine habitats such as development, chemical run off into water supplies, bottom trawling and dams. “Habitat loss in these areas have far-reaching impacts on the entire ocean 's biodiversity” says National Geographic (2014). Our population is growing at an exponential rate; according to National Geographic (2018) they predicted that by 2050 (which is only 32 years away) that the population will grow by 2 billion more people. This means our planet will need to sustain 9 billion people.
Overcrowding has been an issue for decades; however, due to growing population sizes, its negative social consequences are progressively worsening. Overcrowding is most commonly seen in cities and other urban developments. Cities attract people for many different reasons. As Steven E. Barkan, a professor in Sociology at the University of Maine, explains, cities provide it all: entertainment, cultural attractions, and employment opportunities (Barkan, 2012). Similarly, living in a city allows for easy access to public transportation, businesses, and other necessities.
There are different and various environmental issues facing the world today. Some of these issues if not addressed would lead to the downfall of numerous ecosystems and the planet as a whole. Due to increased expansion and urbanization humans have assumed a greater role in shaping the planets environment as people have used the planets resources, but such expansions brings up its own natural problems that is affecting our world today. However, certain changes need to be made to safeguard the world for future generations. Some changes are reversible like for example Deforestation, if trees are cut down and replaced again it is good for the natural environment in the way of preventing erosion and giving out of oxygen, but in certain circumstances
I chose this topic because in the past few decades, a lot of natural calamities and phenomena have taken place, e.g. : untimely floods, global warming, habitat loss, etc. And many of these have been caused by urbanization and one of the biggest threats that it poses i.e. the loss of ecosystems. Both urbanization and ecosystem loss disturb the natural balance of planet Earth.
Introduction Does human population growth affect our world? This has been an ethical dilemma for scientists for many years, and it seems they don’t have any solution to it yet. Human population growth has brought a lot of effect on our world, negative and positive impact. It depends on the environment of the specific area, for example, if an area is under populated, it will need population growth to have the man power in that area ( Aiex, 1994).If the area is overpopulated, population growth will be hazardous because there will have scarce resources in that particular area. In this essay, I will discuss two sides of the dilemma examining each position (pro and cons) critically.
One of the biggest problems facing the world today is global warming. Some scientists believed that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are having a warming effect on the atmosphere. Measurements of temperature taken by instruments all over the world, on land and at sea have revealed that during the 20th century the earth’s surface and lowest part of the atmosphere warmed up on average by about 0.6 C. The causes of the global warming are rising sea level, changes in weather patterns, the effect on animals, and disadvantages. First of all, many problems could results from global warming such as rising sea level. On one hand.