Overpopulation In The Film Soylent Green

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Overpopulation Imagine a world where you have no space or privacy, no more beautiful scenes of nature or animals, all you see are grey skies, trash, and large crowds of people. This is the imagery that the movie soylent green has given us of the year 2022. In this movie we see In the NYC of 2022 the temperature never drops below a humid 90. Over 20 million people are out of work. There is no middle class. The poor sleep where they can and join together for the daily food riots.
The rich live in high-rise furnished apartments that come complete with young women. The apartments also feature unheard-of amenities like hot water and free-flowing electricity, and the people who can afford them can also afford black market luxuries like eggs, jam, and the rarest of all, real beef, Knipfel(2018)
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Out of all the problems leading up to this future overpopulation has got to be the top culprit. Overpopulation for humans causes a chain reaction. Having to many people leads to a larger need for many things including resources, space, and jobs. Even though we see a good depiction of the future with the movie soylent green we also have a modern day example, China. China has the highest population in the world, encompassing 1.2 billion or twenty one percent of the world's population. China faces serious social and economic problems associated with overpopulation in the years to come. Overly populated regions lead to degradation of land and resources, pollution, and detrimental living conditions. The Chinese government has tried to find a solution to the problem of increasing population with moderate success. The Chinese government has used several methods to control population growth. In 1979, China

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