• It is a necessary element to our eventual and inevitable extinction.

    Without a reduction in human population we are doomed. Our species will eventually destroy all means of its own survival. The idea that the earth can sustain 7 plus billion people is dangerously absurd. If we want to survive, we should be actively engaged in negative population growth so that; over the course of a few hundred years, the human population will be a small fraction of it's current number. Our current model for society as a competition would have to be abandoned and replaced with one of cooperation and compassion. Unfortunately, the opposite is happening. So good-bye human race!

  • I believe overpopulation is going to be a big problem in the future

    Overpopulation is going to be a big problem in the future. It will be a struggle to produce enough food when we keep wiping out farmland for housing and industrial development. We are destroying forest's that depletes our oxygen supply and filters our air. It is common since. We are clearing the land to make room for what? An exploding population.

    Posted by: Weeks15
  • I believe that rapid overpopulation is the reason for many of our global problems.

    In the past 30 or so years, the world population has exploded. It's currently slowing down, but in many areas, like Africa, it is still increasing at a rapid rate. The population has grown faster than technology and government has. Countries have a lot of people on their hands that they don't know what to do. When the population is growing faster than the number of jobs growing or how much food you can produce, problems will occur.

    Posted by: 54ndDavi
  • Because of medical science, population is growing at an unnatural rate.

    The population of the world is growing at an unnaturally increased rate because medical science has increased life expectancy and people that would have died naturally at an early age or by disease live longer. In the past, diseases often wiped out a vast amount of the population and was the earth's way of reducing its burden but that doesn't work any longer.

    Posted by: Nik0Interior
  • Overpopulation is a global problem because it affects the availability of the earth's resources all over the planet.

    The more people there are, the more resources are needed to feed, clothe and shelter them. If a country or region cannot support itself because of environmental or other reasons then the burden falls on the rest of the world to help them, putting strain on those resources. To accept that those people should be left to their own devices is unacceptable. Without effort to provide and develop sustainable resources, food and energy, this will eventually cause hardship for all people.

    Posted by: EveC
  • It is because everyday many are being born and neglected and the world is getting too demanding.

    Too many people are alive today than 100 years ago and that is making it very hard to supply everyone with goods and support. So many people are becoming stressed out with how the economies around the world are too much to keep up and it is making it extremely hard to pay bills. Advanced technology is getting expensive for people to pay for.

    Posted by: waffletime
  • 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
  • I agree that overpopulation is a global crisis as it impacts us all directly or indirectly.

    Overpopulation impacts the globe. Declining resources, inadequate distribution and over population is a major crisis that impacts us all and should be addressed by all nations. Many of the problems associated with overpopulation could be addressed with better distribution of resources from developed into developing countries. Countries like the US has a surplus of many products, much of which ends up as waste. If this could be redistributed the impact of overpopulation would be somewhat minimized.

    Posted by: R3n5God2iIIa
  • Overpopulation is a global crisis in terms of humanitarian efforts and economy.

    Overpopulation is a global crisis because it affects even those countries with moderate populations in terms of economic impact and the amount of humanitarian aid that is demanded of them. Every increase in population regardless of location means a rise in costs for every nation to absorb as global resources are stretched thinner.

    Posted by: ThegaXen
  • Absolutely, overpopulation and the accompanying culture of materialism will destroy the earth.

    Population is growing at an alarming rate along with the corporate worldview of tapping into all the developing countries as markets for more unnecessary things. We simply can't support a materialistic culture and an expanding population. All natural resources will be used up, pollution will magnify, waste and garbage generated alone will overcome the environment. And, the earth cannot feed an infinite number of people.

    Posted by: 54IInferno
  • Plenty of land: here are the numbers.

    The United Kingdom alone has a population density of 661.9 per sq. Mile. If you took the entire population of the Earth and put them on North America, the population density would only be approximately 743 per sq. Mile, which is smaller than the population density of Hong Kong.

    I think I have said enough.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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
  • It's a fact that...

    Overpopulation is impossible. We die. We reproduce to our needs and environment. As a popluation gain better health and education, in turn this provides work and wealth. Not only does this consume time and effort but it negates the 'need' to have children. The average family now has 2.2 children which is barely enough to keep the population stable as, again I reiterate, we, as a species, die. If we somehow live for eternity then I would say there would be a problem. But we don't so there isn't.
    Those who say "Yes" to this answer are highly uneducated. This worries me and should worry you, too.

  • Overcrowdedness is the issue

    If we were all to "spread out" this wouldn't be such an issue...Come on, the US alone uses 30% of the world's natural resources so its no surprise that China or India along with many other countries are suffering... We could all cut back and perhaps reuse, recycle and restore. We need to be a more sharing society and than overpopulation wouldn't be such a major hot topic.

  • Issue is distribution of resources, not overpopulation

    The earth does have its issues, due mainly to the lack of responsible use and protection of it by humans. The issue is not therefore of too many human beings, but the irresponsible use and distribution of the abundant available resources. How do we fix that? That's a moral and spiritual question. I believe if we submit to the Intelligent Designer/Creator, we would be more than blessed to welcome new beautiful humans on the earth.

  • 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...

  • Overpopulation means destruction of the earth.

    Population is growing means more requirements of land for agriculture and for homes,already we have destructed 65% of forest,and whatever has been left ,it will be also finished due to large population, and if forest disappear means pollution ,which results in global warming .Which simply means "life will not possible on earth."
    by - rupak sahi

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