Economic Problems : The Causes Of Human Overpopulation

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Overpopulation is an undesirable condition where the number of the human population exceeds the carrying capacity of Earth. Recent research shows the Earth currently is holding around 7 billion people and around the year 2050, the population will exceed to 11 billion. While there are organizations helping with people who are in poverty or saving species in the brink of extinction, the real cause of the problem is yet to be solved.
The cause of human overpopulation is birth rates. The high amounts of birth rates are causing overpopulation to grow each year. Research shows in the year 2030, the population is expected to reach 8.5 billion people and 9.7 billion people in the year 2050. Developing countries is straining the already scarce resources. Intensive agriculture practices damage the environment through the use of chemical fertilizer, pesticides, and insecticides. As the population expands further, many natural resources such as fossil fuels, water, and forests continue to plummet. Lessening population will definitely solve many problems such as poverty, species becoming extinct, food shortages, water and air pollution, and even lower crime rate. High birth rates can be solved by spreading awareness, educate people about overpopulation, and increasing accessibility to birth control.
There are many who are against decreasing birth rates because it would mean the individual will lose the ‘freedom’ to have as many children as they please. It is also argued that high
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