Overpopulation In Developing Countries

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Fertility rates have been rising over the past few years with six children per woman in 1952-1957 (Abernethy 86). The overpopulation situation also tends to lead to environmental problems with making too much energy and killing the environment. Countries with overpopulation tend to have a lot of governmental problems because the countries try to stretch too far for its own good. Another problem that can occur is food and water shortage, and sometimes countries cannot provide that for their country. The ever-looming threat of overpopulation can cause a worse environment, deplete the resources of smaller governments, and can generate food and water shortages. Overpopulation contributes to the earth’s worsening environment. With worsening environmental…show more content…
In developing countries with rapid population growth, there tend to be different levels of income and poverty. Countries in this situation have more poor people and are impacted more by social and environmental ills (Leiwen 37). Countries also tend to correspond with each other often and connect for different things. For example, many people migrate to other countries. Even one country’s overpopulation can cause problems with other countries because world overpopulation threatens the security of all nations (Mumford 17). Problems within countries such as security cause people to migrate and have the inner country’s problem spread. With the security problems, the west can provide assistance, rescue, and escape options to countries in need (Abernethy 86). Because of foreign intervention, villages and communities have a very clear limitation for their population (Abernethy 85). With migration between country and country (due to their overpopulation), it causes other areas to become…show more content…
With the fertility rates going up it is causing the problem of overpopulation. The ever-looming threat of overpopulation can cause a worse environment, deplete the resources of smaller governments, and can generate food and water shortages. Works Cited Abernethy, Virginia. "Optimism and Overpopulation." Atlantic, vol. 274, no. 6, Dec. 1994, p. 84. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com. Lanahan, Sean. "Debunking the Over-Population Myth." Countryside & Small Stock Journal, vol. 97, no. 1, Jan/Feb2013, p. 36. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com. Leiwen, Jiang. et al. "Population, Urbanization, and the Environment." World Watch, vol. 21, no. 5, Sep/Oct2008, p. 34. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com. Luoma, Katie. “How does Population Growth Impact Rapid Urbanization?” Population Education, Nov 21st, 2016, https://populationeducation.org. Morgan, Tom. "We Will Not Run out of Food." Business Journal (Central New York), vol. 14, no. 12, 24 Mar. 2000, p. 27. EBSCOhost,

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