Effects of Over Population Essay

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The world as we know it is slowly being depleted of its natural resources. Habitats are being destroyed, and wildlife animals are facing extinction, these are just a few of the effects of over population. Over population not only affects nature and the planet but the human way of life. Imagine a world where the water is polluted, the soil produces no crop and the air is so toxic that we can’t breathe; this is where the world is heading. Due to the fast growth of people, humanity itself faces great danger. There are solutions to over population such as Family planning and sexual education. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, “Today’s global human population is over 7 billion. Every day, the planet sees a net gain of roughly …show more content…
“The loss of these forests leads to extinction of plants and animals. These plants could contain cures for diseases that will never be found” (Overpopulation in Africa, 3). One example to learn from is the events that occurred in Easter Island where the inhabitant where nearly wiped out when the population exceeded the available resources. “Because of deforestation, the islanders lacked the resources necessary to make ropes and seaworthy canoes…. Deforestation also led to erosion, which made it difficult to grow crops. Without adequate food, the population crashed. A rich and complex society that erected now-iconic stone monuments was reduced to living in caves and resorted to cannibalism” (Human Overpopulation, 9). Water is one of the most important necessities of life, yet we find that water is one of the main resources endangered. Due to our numbers growing exponentially we find that many nations are left with little to no viable water. As the population grows so does the amount of waste we produced. “Every year more than 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated sewage, storm water and industrial waste are discharged into U.S. waters” (Negative Population Growth, 4). This pollution to our water ways is causing bacteria and germ build up, which affects us directly, infecting the population with diseases and infections. “Waterborne germs and parasites cause an estimated 7.1 million mild-to-moderate cases of infectious disease in the U.S. annually” (Negative
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