Competition for Increasingly Scarce Resources in the 21st Century

1214 Words Feb 2nd, 2018 5 Pages
Unfortunately, even though innovations in agricultural practices have increased yields even further than during the second half of the 20th century, most authorities agree that realistic limits are already being reached. Complicating issues for policymakers today is the paradoxical nature of population growth, with many wealthy nations experienced negative population growth while a number of impoverished developing nations are experiencing explosive population growth, placing even heavier demands on already scant resources. To determine how the issues of overpopulation, consumption, and resource depletion relate to wealthy nations and developing nations and how can these issues be addressed, this paper provides a review of the relevant literature, followed by a summary of the research and important findings in the conclusion.
Review and Analysis The issues of overpopulation, consumption and resource depletion are, of course, inextricably interrelated. After all, more people mean more mouths to feed, water to drink and air to breathe. Indeed, increased population levels naturally result in…
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