• this needs to stop

    When teens act impulsively they must deal with the consequences, having a child is so much responsibility that many teens cannot take on. Adolescents under the age of eighteen should not be able to have babies. There not it the right financial stage nor ready to have such responsibility, they will suffer, there grandparents will suffer and most importantly the children will suffer

  • Overpopulation is a global crisis because there will be a struggle for food in the near future if the world gets too populated.

    I believe that overpopulation is indeed a global crisis. This is because as the world gets more populated, the food supply must increase to support the newborns. I think that once the world has reached its limits, the fittest will survive and the developing countries will fail to support their people with food, causing mass starvation all around. Overpopulation also causes less jobs to be available around the globe, and thus causes families to struggle hard and live on the streets.

    Posted by: N34rIyGaIv
  • YES unless we fix it.

    One immense issue having to do with the environment is overpopulation. There are approximately 490,000 babies born every day worldwide and increases every day because of the cycle it creates (more people, more babies). Since birth has been perfected by doctors and scientists and researchers amazingly have found many cures to sicknesses and diseases more people are living longer. Overpopulation affects the demand for materials. The planet is having an increasingly tough time getting by with the high demand for resources and materials. Because nearly 80 million people are added to the planet every year a healthy future does not look very good unless we change our demand for materials and materials that can be recycled. The higher demand for materials and food calls for more packaging and more use of land to grow crops or build factories which is eliminating rural areas.

  • Overpopulation is wrong

    In the cause of overpopulation is mainly because of all the babies born so I say stop having babies as often as we are. Overpopulation does mega damage to our economy such as pollution because of all the new factories made for making baby milk and all the artificial flavorings in food, it also means more ambulances built in factories.

  • Overpopulation is destroying the natural environment, exhausting resources, and putting societies at risk of collapse.

    For anyone who thinks the continuous growth of the human population on Earth is nothing to be concerned about, I suggest you read Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jare Diamond. The book reminds us that many advanced civilizations came before us, grew greatly in population and complexity, and then collapsed. Diamond identifies five factors that led to past collapses, the most significant being environmental damage and how a society responds to its environmental problems. In every case, the parallel growth of population and demand for natural resources led to environmental destruction. Today, we have a world population over 7 billion that has increased demand for food, water, fossil fuels, electricity, not to mention a vast array of non-essential products, to an extent that is mind boggling. Diamond points out that China, although still a developing nation, is growing wealthier and its population desires a firstworld standard of living. And yet, if over a billion people converted to first world rates of consumption the demand for resources would far surpass supply.. Nature will not be able to provide.

  • Peace is not possible with an overpopulated world

    Too many people means to many uncontrolled mess and chaos.
    The world cannot live in peace with overpopulation.
    It is better for this world to decrease the human population so it's more controllable and can live in peace. Like a fresh new start.
    An overpopulated world will simply destruct itself.

  • Supply and Demand

    If considered somewhat like a commodity, the supply of humans and their labor will cause wages to fall. The majority of the world's people cannot find jobs that pay a decent wage today. The increasing oversupply of workers in agriculture and industry is especially troublesome. Simplistic opposing arguments are typically related to the classic "more people increases demand for goods and services, which creates more jobs. However, if that idea were valid then we would not have nearly a billion people living in slums unable to earn more than a dollar a day.

  • Overpopulation why it sucks.

    Our world is way too over populated!!!!!! There are 5 people born and 2 people die every second!!! Overpopulation is something the government needs to think of and try to stop....Well people need to be more aware of how many people there are on the world..... I'm not saying to stop, just slow down.

  • Yes, overpopulation is a crisis.

    From global warming to famine and undernourishment, extinction of species and lastly the general quality of life, it should be pretty obvious to anyone that overpopulation is affecting everybody. People need to seriously reconsider their needs in regards to reproducing, and governments need to implement strong population policies that address this huge problem.

  • Overpopulation is the apocalypse of the future.

    Overpopulation is the apocalypse of the future. That is not to say that it is not a problem of outstanding proportions at the present time. The third world countries are already suffering from too little food and famine is the end result. The answer of too little food is being approached with food modification techniques which are not acceptable to a large percentage of the population. And certainly the methods to control population in some countries has failed and never legitimized.

  • Overpopulation is not a global crisis since overpopulation is a myth.

    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.

    Posted by: ElwBoardin
  • I do not believe overpopulation is a global crisis yet, because there are still many areas that can be cultivated and used more efficiently.

    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.

    Posted by: 54b3rRyon
  • Currently over population is not yet at critical levels because the world produces enough resources to provide for its 6 billion people, it's just that the resources are evenly distributed.

    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.

    Posted by: P3rEver
  • I disagree, over breeding is not a global issue yet, because United States has plenty of untapped resources.

    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.

    Posted by: EIvMd0gg
  • No, because I believe that the Earth is very capable of handling the human population.

    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.

    Posted by: MariaR
  • I do not feel it is a problem yet, because it has not yet reached a point where all cannot be provided for.

    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.

    Posted by: SlipArnal
  • If anything we are underpopulated.

    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.

  • No, there's plenty of land for all...

    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.

  • Overpopulation is a localized issue with a global solution

    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.

  • Population decline

    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...

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