However, “migrants to Australia will become part of an average ecological footprint which stands at 7.8 global hectares, one of the highest in the world.” (Readfearn, 2010) The negative impacts on environment due to immigration are a big deal for developing countries which accept a huge number of immigrants annually. 2. Evidence
Humans risk upsetting the ecological balance of the Earth as well as the change of regional climate. The more people there are, the more air, water, more education, housing and employment opportunities are needed. According to United Nations, it is estimated that by 2020, the world population will increase from the current 7.3 billion, to 8.2 million in 2030, to staggering 9.6 billion in 2050. The World population is rising up faster and faster every single second but this planet is unable to dilate. There are more humans, we need more food, more resources, more lands for farming, planting to supply our
Food insecurity has gained so much ground in recent times because of the global population growth. Factors such as; rising prices, drought and other climate disasters, arable land shortages, and increasing demand threatens the availability of food. The world’s population projected to reach 9.6 billion in 2050. Africa’s population is projected to increase by 1.3 billion people by the middle of this century despite the ravages of hunger, disease, and civil conflict. Therefore in other to keep up with the rising demand of the growing population (not to improve the current situation), food production must increase by 70 percent by 2050 according to FAO.
But environmental ethics and the concept of moral status invite us to look beyond only human goods. Rather, they invite us to consider that the common good includes human and non-human goods: That the common good includes not only those environmental conditions that enhance the fulfillment of men 's and women 's lives but that the common good also includes the well-being of the natural world for its own
In recent years, with rapid growth of global population hitting 7 billion in 2011, and expected to rise to 9 billion in the year 2050. With this, comes the increase in demand for food and water resources. The growing population leads to increased agricultural activities to feed the demands of the population. There has since been a controversy on the severity of the increase in agricultural activities, creating concern on freshwater pollution because these activities are inevitable. On one hand, this is an essential detrimental cycle, so it is inevitable.
The need for affordable housing is rising more than ever as the world population crosses 7 billion and is forecasted to reach 9 billion by 2030 (World Population Clock). Urban growth, urban migration, and rapid urbanization are among factors that boosts the need for affordable housing. “Urban growth rates are highest in the developing world, absorbing an average of 5 million new urban residents per month, and thus account for the largest portion of urban population growth on the globe” (Rizvi, 2016). Global urbanization was 51% in 2010, and by 2030 it is likely to reach 61%. Major metropolitan areas in developing countries will be absorbing 95% of the overall urban population growths in the country (Rizvi, 2016) .Asia, Africa, the Middle East are facing the challenges of rapid urbanization and urban migration.
Describe the distribution, growth, and dynamics of the world human population and analyze the impact of the human population on the environment. Over the last fifty years the human population has greatly increased. In 1950 the world population was at a very low 2.5 billion people. In 2005 in just a short 55 years the population skyrocketed to an astonishing 6.5 billion people. In 2017 (Now) the population is still increasing sitting at around 7 billion people.
International migration has development implications for origin and destination countries in the South and in the North. Some 215 million people or 3 percent of the world’s population are believed to live outside their countries of birth (United Nations 2009). While the focus in the literature has been on South-North migration, the number of migrants between developing countries is estimated to be as large as the number of migrants moving from South to North (Ratha & Shaw 2007). Thus, the development implications of migration and the need to manage in-migration are as relevant to the South as they are to the North. Although violent conflict, political persecution, and trafficking are important causes for international mobility, more than 9 out of 10 international migrants move for economic reasons.
Any single thing in the environment is almost definitely dependant on some other living thing as well. This is why protecting the environment is so important to me. If one thing is lost or replaced, it may hinder the survival of another. I believe that people should take in the beauty of the natural world, rather than taking it for granted. This way of thinking shows a deep ecology view of nature.
When most people think about conservation, they think about conserving, protecting, and sustaining the natural environment. The field of conservation science is certainly oriented towards a conservation goal, but it is multidisciplinary field involving such natural and social sciences as ecology, biology, economics, and sociology. Accordingly, the social world can be conserved just as the natural world. Environmental conservation is a concept widely used by conservation scientists, and it emphasizes a commitment to passing down an inherited ecological system to future generations, and possibly passing the system along in an improved state. There is a wide range of threats that have contributed to the decreasing size of the 7 different sea turtle populations.