Overpopulation is a crisis because more people creates more problems. The environment becomes more polluted as we overpopulate the planet. As we over populate the global economy is more likely to collapse. Each generation gets dumber and dumber which adds fuel to the fire. As the world gets more overpopulated, Crime rates skyrocket. As the world gets overpopulated we are doomed to repeat history again, Because us human beings do not learn from our previous mistakes.
Once overpopulation starts to become the theme of the world issue it'll soon become a crisis, Where food and energy will be the gold. Also crime will skyrocket due to unemployment. Earth isn't a goddamn unlimited resources maker, So at some point even that too will deplete. Countries which will remain stable will shut down immigration, They will totally isolate themselves from the outside world to avoid any inner-conflict.
As populations increase, We clear more land for agriculture and housing and we use more materials. As we clear land, We kill the animals that inhibited it and possibly lead them to extinction. As we need more materials we clear out even more land. With a bigger population more people leave a carbon footprint and large amounts of waste leading to huge global issues like global warming and pollution
If it weren't for CFL's there would not be enough land to support the cattle and pork production in the US. If it weren't for GMO's there wouldn't be enough consistent production of other products en masse. In 3 years Africa will not produce enough food to sustain it's own population. By 2030 the world will be in trouble. We are the cause of global warming and everything else. . . .
As a student, I already am living in an area that is overpopulated. On the way to school, I always pass by people who lives in Poverty, The waterways are very filthy. The Air is already contaminated with large amount of used fuels and Loud sound produced by people. Inside the school, Students need to squeeze their way in and out of the crowed to get to their designated rooms.
Over population is our main problem because, People who lives in poverty lacks education because schools are already packed with students, That leads to the lack of education for them. With the lack of education, People can't have a proper job because they lack education, Making them unable to accommodate the need of their family. Because of the lack of Education and Proper Job, Those people rely on Thievery, Selling drugs, Begging on the street corner or Selling Bottles. Because of the lack of Education, Their reckless and Clueless way will lead to unprotected sex which results to Over population seeing as they lack education AND does not have a job to buy Protection or Contraceptives.
1. We are already destroying the natural world. Rain forests, Animals.
2. We are destroying our environment. Plastic waste in the Mariana Trench is a measure of how far we have gone is such a short period of time.
3. Food and water in shorter supply.
4 Humans living longer and reproducing faster as global population increases.
5. Global warming is the result of global population activity.
6. Limit population growth NOW. It may already be too late.
If we place rabbits into a rich and abundant habitat without placing wolves and foxes there, The rabbits will start to produce uncontrollably and will overgraze their habitat without giving it time to renew.
There are several signs that the current level of population ("overpopulation") is a problem:
(a) depletion of fresh water resources (especially of ground water),
(b) pollution and climate change;
(c) overuse of other valuable resources: minerals, Oils, Metals, Etc;
(d) decrease in the quality of food due to having to modify food; a lot of people have allergies towards GMOs, For example, To soy, Corn, Peanut, Bread, Etc.
(e) now commercial farming products are full of antibiotics because there are so many people to feed and every cow counts;
(f) cruel treatment of those same animals in commercial farms (by commercial farms I mean the farms where animals don't walk, Don't eat the food they would normally eat and where their calves are taken from mother as soon as they are born, Where the blood can be present in milk, Etc, Etc); animal extinctions;
(g) loss of plant life or in other words deforestation for the sake of feeding families - people.
These are just some of the signs that the current number of humans brings disharmony to the common Home of ours.
Smaller number of people are always easier to organize than huge nations. Not impossible, Just much harder. Therefore, It is theoretically possible to live in harmony with the environment having this number of people. However, Since that is not the case in 2019, The current number of people (more than 7 bln), Call it overpopulation or whatever you want, Is a problem.
Humans are no different to any other biological culture. We reproduce to consume all available resources, Then endure a population crash. Look at any chart of population numbers over the last few centuries. There is no trend, Only an anomaly. That anomaly is overdue for a correction. The only questions are when will it start, How long will it take, And how deep will it go.
Increasing population is hindering developement and growth, With decrease in number of natural resources leave many of basic needs incomplete, Providing burden on national revenue and economic conditions. Political crisis can also be seen as political gain is related to formulated policies for uneducated and poors instead of providing them with the resources or facilitating them as human resources.
First came the white man and the indigenous people lost their lands and were push to the fringe of existence. Then arose the white man's children and numerous sub species have lost their habitat and are being push to the brink of extinction. Only a moron is unable to see what awaits use as we turn the earth's resources to garbage in order to further economic growth and prosperity.
The belief that the world is overpopulated is a simple myth. There are many areas of the world that have little or no human habitation. The entire population of the world could be fit in a space significantly smaller than the United States of America. Even when you add the extra space required for growing food and other resources there is still plenty of global land mass that would stand fallow.
Overpopulation is definitely a concern in many areas of the world, but I do not believe it is a global crisis as yet. There are many area that can be used more efficiently by diverting water to or from them and making better use of the land and resources we have available.
The USA consumes about 40-50% of the world's resources annually, despite only having about 5% of its population. This means that the world currently produces enough resources for all its inhabitants. However, the problem is that these resources aren't evenly distributed which is why there is rampant poverty in certain areas of the world. Over population isn't a problem currently (with only 6 billion people), resource distribution is the problem.
Last time I looked the entire world could live comfortably within the borders of the State of Texas, and America provides 30% of the worlds food while only using 10% of it's available land for farming. So if we can house the whole world in Texas and feed it solely with the land in Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska, I don't think too many people are the problem. I think too many under educated, untrained people who are allowed to vote are the problem.
The Earth is a powerful organism that has great controls over all of nature. We are part of nature, and I believe that if we ever get to the point where the Earth cannot handle our population, then it will operate in a means necessary to get rid of some or all of us. We can see this in how quickly and easily the Earth is able to kill off many thousands of people by natural disaster in mere minutes.
I am sure that, one day, it will become a problem. But, it isn't yet. We should be thinking about what would happen when we do reach a point in history when our population reaches that threshold. That threshold being the point when population is more than what we can produce in commodities.
It is not about the sheer number of people. it is true we have more people then ever before but do we have as many as we should? We are running into problems as the baby boomers get older because the subsequent generations didn't have as many kids and so there aren't enough people to take care of them.
Not at all. There have been plenty of studies that have proven we are not even close to global overpopulation. The amount of untapped resources is enough to sustain life for hundreds of years, barring any major catastrophic events. With the advancements of science and technology we will discover new ways to live and prosper, to ensure we have the resources and land we need for the future.
There are nation states such as Bangladesh and Egypt that will need to cope with the consequences of over population in the near term, along with other countries with looming demands on available resources within the medium term. An economical and reliable source of food stuffs will remain the priority. However, all said, the average population density per square Km of arable land in he world is still relatively low, and will remain so indefinitely. The real crisis is a political one. In other words as long as the 1st world sees a benefit to assisting 3rd world countries with their sustainability challenges in a timely manner, the global community will evolve accordingly.
On a macroscopic level world population growth has been in a steady decline for the past 50 years. On a local level, growth is basically an urban phenomenon with 67% of countries on the African continent accounting for a vast majority of the growth on a national level. The affulent countries of Europe and elsewhere are actually facing a population crisis as a result of low birth rates with all of the attendant social issues that threaten the social order. Overpopulation has been one of those enduring topics, that in spite of the evidence, tends to linger in the imagination...