Why Population Control is Needed While it is not a fact that bigger families are happier, it is a fact that the Earth is running out of space. With an estimated 7.3 billion people living on this planet as of now and 2 billion more people are estimated to join the current population by 2050, the world does not have the space nor the resources to keep these many people happy. Whether people like it or not, something has to be done about the growing human population. If the human population continues to grow without anything to slow the growth, humans will die out along with the Earth. Because humanity will run out of resources, there will be economic issues, and there will be serious contamination to the environment.
With our population increasing rapidly, pollution is a problem of increasing proportions (Spellman, F., 1999). The huge increase in size of the human population have resulted in a substantial degradation of environmental conditions (Birdsall, N., 2003). Water Pollution. According to the Population Institute, one of the consequences of overpopulation is the pressure that is put on available water resources in order to serve a growing population. Approximately 50% of the worlds’ population will be living in regions around the globe that are considered “water stressed”, either due to lack of it, or poor quality, by the year 2030 (compared to 15% currently).
There are many differing opinions about the idea of Earth and reaching its carrying capacity. This is because a carrying capacity could define one city, state, or in this case, one planet. Also, technology and finding new ways of doing things are always changing. Thus, this has led scientists and environmentalists to many possible times of when Earth’s resources will be depleted. Beyond Earth’s population being the leading cause of reaching carrying capacity, many others believe that food, weather, and clean air are all factors that contribute to the rising carrying
They absorb 0.8 to 1.1 billion metric tons of CO2. Along with this, it provides us many other benefits such as timber, medicines, etc. It is a pity now this heaven is threatened by deforestation, which can have dire consequences. In the Brazilian Amazon, there has been an average forest loss of 6, 14,785 km2 from 1990-2015 due to factors such as soybean farming, cattle ranching, logging, mining, etc. This makes it difficult to maintain carbon dioxide concentrations and the greenhouse effect occurs, increasing world temperatures and altering weather patterns.
Among the utmost crucial environmental issues is human overpopulation, mutely exacerbating the intensities that are behind environmental pollution, global warming habitat loss, rigorous farming habits. Depletion of limited natural resources for example fossil fuels, fresh water, and cultivable land, at a velocity that is much faster than the time it takes for them to restore. Even so, environmental issues are merely the beginning. Lower life expectancy in the fastest developing countries will experience a deprivation of their quality also length of life as they continue to increase population facing difficulties to resource food, water, housing, jobs, and energy to their growing inhabitants. That will eventually lead to major consequences for economic growth, a reduced access to medical care leading to poor health.
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.
It was said that a nation would quickly double its population in the few years to come leading to extreme scarcity of food and a state of great physical and mental distress and discomfort (Berkeley, 2008). Charles Darwin’s theory of natural selection does impact today’s scientific thinkers. A whole field of evolutionary biology in founded on his work. It has been said that Charles Darwin’s influence can be felt in how the Christian orthodoxy that supported and justified most sciences, has fallen away and even in our understandings of human interactions, summed up by the phrase
Population growth is rate at which populations increase in size, population grows exponentially. After studying the rates at which different countries populations would double, my eyes were opened to the main issues of population growth. The main issues include not enough space per person in area i.e. overcrowding, the fact that food growth is at a slower rate than the increasing amount of people there is to feed, inequality of resources and causes natural resources to decline, such as water and trees. The issue of population growth and over population that was most challenging to me was the lack of solutions to the issue.
In the United States; we have an aging society. An aging society is when the median age of a country increases due to rising life expectancy and declining fertility rates. In the year of 2050, the number of older people will increase by a substantial amount. Mostly, it would cause a major impact on my time as an adult and during my entirement years. It will also impact on others future by family, economics, government, and religion.
Each year millions of people are added to the world’s population and concern is increasingly growing about shortages and environment. As the Organisation of the United Nations frequently reminds us, global population is expected to reach 9 billion inhabitants by 2050 and current food production will have to double to feed all of us. What can be done to prevent hunger? This is a question that numerous food security experts have in mind. According to them, expanding agriculture is not a good idea because farming requires a great surface of land as well as large amounts of water but both are scarce.