Take china for example, theyre still developing and part of the reason they aren't developed is their large population. They've had many famines and other issues due to their high population. The worlds population is still increasing. How will we feed everyone? Will there be enough resources? Will there be enough space?
For each extra person on the planet, land to grow their food and land for their home impacts upon our environment often displacing plants and animals. Taken with climate change we can no longer count upon our traditional 'food baskets' to supply this growing population. Add to all of this dwindling resources, and we should not only be limiting population, but have a declining population, as some developed populations are now doing - e.g. Japan. Overpopulated countries have always been those with the lowest standards of living, with depleted environments and polluted air and water. Anyone who cares about the future of their descendants is totally irresponsible having more than two children.
No one seems willing to adopt this approach. Its implications can be hideous. If we do not take measures to reduce population humanely, the alternative is that the population will be reduced chaotically. Encouraging gay marriage and abortion are steps in the right direction, but they are not enough!
We need to promote euthanasia as well. This is absolutely necessitated by the world population crisis. We should encourage compassionate euthanasia.
We should also support subsidized sterilization. Fertile young people and their families should be offered stipends to submit to voluntary sterilization.
Drastic circumstances call for drastic measures! No one seems willing to suggest these measures. When the population crisis reaches its peak, we will no longer have an opportunity to reduce population in a humane and orderly method. We will be unable to avoid an apocalypse!
Exploding population leads to more poverty. Population increases but raw materials doesn't increase like that, it'll be difficult for all these people to get jobs & lead a happy life. Population increase also put a lot of pressure on nature as more trees & forests will be cleared to make houses & infrastructures which in turn brings forth natural calamities like land slides & heavy floods during monsoon rains. Also vehicles will increase leading to more pollution.
Our population growth is accelerating at a dangerous speed, which leads to a faster depletion of resources. Not to mention famine, disease, and unemployment. More people, also need more space. We would have to cut down forests to supply the enormous population. An overcrowded planet can only lead to disaster.
Human population went from one million 10,000 years ago, to one billion in 1800, 3 billion in 1960 and now there are now over 7 billion. By 2050 our children and grandchildren will be living on a planet with at least 9 billion. By 2100 there will be 10 billion or more. Limiting population growth does not have to be as drastic as the one child policy. Education, Family planning and awareness are subtle yet effective ways to curb our steadily rising population growth. While our population steadily rises, our planet and its resources do not.
Dramatic methods infringing human rights are not required to regulate population. Equality, education and resonable levels of wealth makes nativity go below the mortality rate. Then one can easily regulate reproduction by adjusting parental leave benefits. One should strive for a continous, slow decrease in global population, so that standards of living can rise as quickly as possible without increased environmental impact. This is aided both by technological progress and population reduction. At the same time, we must avoid upheavals related to demographic crises that could be caused by too much population decrease.
Rather, countries should grow denser and denser with people, because more and more people would be glad to live. Countries should be commended for having very high and dense human populations, for helping the earth to somehow hold more billions of people. Human life is very important and sacred, so what we need is a denser planet, and not fewer people.
Humans are highly adaptable, and with proper pronatalist attitudes and development, humans can both survive and thrive at extreme population densities, if ever need be.
As a pro-lifer, I am very much for a greater spread of human life and a much stronger flow of babies into the world. Welcome the curious beauty of the human race naturally blossoming in size.
Population control is remarkably dangerous to a country. Look at China, for example. They have a massive block of middle aged people and a minuscule block of young men. The one child policy has resulted in a surplus of males because the male gender is the preferred gender in chinese culture. Thus, when a couple has their one and only child they will often abort the female baby in favor of a male. On an economical level, if China continues on it's current course, the so-called "4-2-1" problem will take effect.
"One adult child was left with having to provide support for his or her two parents and four grandparents"
This is a very serious problem that is already ravaging Japan. The large block of elderly people are being forced to work until they pass away because there children simply can't afford to support them.
At they same time, many people in China don't actually follow the policy anyway and it is quickly becoming forgotten.