The exponential population growth of the human species has created mass debate for centuries. There is a great speculation that involves the sustainability of the human species, along with other species, into the distant future. Over the years, as the numbers steadily rise the governments of several countries have made attempts to limit the exponential growth of the human race. Some scientists believe that the world will inevitably make the novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, a living reality. This is concerning because if the government dictates how the population increases, it will also dictate all other actions as well, stripping society of its individuality.
Changes take place in every part of the world, every economy, every country or every household and so does the population. A population is the total number of people inhabiting a particular place, region or country. With around 7.3 billion people in the world at the current time, the population keeps on rising upward, and it usually affects poor and underdeveloped countries and their economies, people or the environment. It is a natural process. Rich and developed countries, on the other hand, have sustained the limit of the population growth.
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.
China also manufactures for business from other countries. Raw materials are shipped to China and then assembled in factories before shipping it back to the countries. Globalization has helped China’s economy a lot because without globalization, China wouldn’t have made money from all the manufacturing. (www.useconomy.about.com) Socially Globalization has greatly impacted China’s social connection to other countries around the world. This happens because globalization allowed exports and imports to run more freely.
Almost all the human’s daily activities negatively impact the whole globe, and as the population increases, so does the damage (Duncan). The first cause of overpopulation is the decline in the world's populations death rates. The death rates are only 55.3 million per year; while the birth rates are 131.4 million per year. One could see that the number of deaths is almost half the number of births. However, if we had balanced birth and death rates together; they would cancel out each other.
So a growing human population must pose some kind of a threat to the well-being of planet Earth, mustn 't it?Currently, we as a population use up most of the resources how we please, waste, and even pollute. Our plan is to feed and to breed. The fertility rate has all of a sudden gone up incredibly over the past decade. Yes, we are getting overpopulated but there is no way we can control that.We simply cannot just kill every other baby that is born. Imagine every year how many graduates there are in different universities, college school from different countries.
How Overpopulation affects the World Overpopulation is a growing problem across the planet, and it has many negative effects to our environment. A lot of people focus on other environmental problems, but overpopulation is something that needs more attention. It is one of the root causes for issues like global warming. We are depleting our world of the natural resources we depend on and it is just getting worse every year. Earth has a limit for how much life it can sustain, and we are getting closer to full capacity.
One of the factors in determining the rate of population growth is birth rate. As defined World Bank (n.d.), birth rate is ‘the annual number of live births per 1,000 population estimated at midyear’. Another factor that influences population size is immigration. Some pull factors that attract immigrants into the country are the demand for labour, high standards of living and wages. Hence, a rapid population growth rate would indicate a high birth rate and an influx of immigrants during a period of time.
Human Overpopulation Introduction/Thesis Even though that a bigger population means a bigger economy, having overpopulation will result in joblessness and will end up in a increase of crime. Also, we would be experiencing severe contamination and resource scarcity. Overpopulation is clearly an elephant in a living room, we need to pay more attention to it and try to solve it since it is more than obvious the fact that we are annihilating this planet's resources and life.As we can see, we have been tearing this planet to pieces by exterminating all of the life and exploiting all the resources. Population Growth Every single day, thousands of persons are born each day. To be more precise, the population growth during these days is about 74 million per year.
Reductions to Population Growth Humans are just animals, if very intelligent ones, and like all animals, our presence has an inherent effect on the environment we’re in. The size and spread of our numbers is just as relevant as say, deer or rabbits. However, our use of resources and spread of pollution, make our population particularly important, especially to ourselves. There’s significant health concerns, pollution, psychological problems unemployment, and a host of other issues when you pack a lot of people into a small space (Li, Romanova). Thus a huge looming problem for many countries is population growth.