Essay On Overpopulation

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Human overpopulation occurs when the ecological footprint of a human population in a specific location exceeds the carrying capacity of the place occupied by that group. Overpopulation can further be viewed, in a long term perspective, as existing when a population cannot be maintained given the rapid depletion of nonrenewable resources or given the degradation of the of the environment to give support to the population. Overpopulation is a problem that needs to be solved.
Concern about overpopulation has existed for hundreds of years.Tertullian was a resident of the city of Carthage in the second century CE, when the population of the world was about 190 million. He said: "What most frequently meets our view (and occasions complaint) is
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We are faced with a crisis not because there are too many of us for the planet to sustain, but because we are collectively using up more resources than the planet can produce. This isn 't just true with valuable resources like oil and ore. The most basic of resources are growing scarce as well; food, potable water, wood. It is commonly believed that the U.S. population is in decline and has been for decades. Hence, the assumption is that limiting our own population won 't address the global problem. Population numbers are still growing in many of the world’s developing countries, including the world’s most populous nation, China, and its close rival, India. Also fertility rates in Africa continue to be among the highest in the world, as many countries there are growing fast, too. Poverty and health problems due to poor sanitation, lack of access to food and water, the low social status of women and other ills continue to cripple these regions. (Roddy Scheer 4) A child born in a first-world country uses more resources and therefore emits more carbon than a child born in a developing country. Limiting births and limiting carbon emissions would be far more effective than addressing only one of these issues. The deadly combination of population rise in large globalized countries, leads to more people indulging in this heavy consumer based environment which is rooted in the overuse of resources. The more people trying to live this “lifestyle” has increased due to

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