Human Geography: Overpopulation Essay

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Human Geography Final Essay Human Geography Honors Humankind will always have to overcome challenges. Three key challenges that we are currently facing and require immediate action are overpopulation, land use, as well as cultural conflicts. These issues have been prevalent topics in the media in recent years. Unless we start taking the steps to address these concerns, we will continue to see these topics in the media for years to come. Overpopulation is a relatively recent issue. The world’s population has grown exponentially over the past twenty to thirty years. For example, the country of Bangladesh, with a population density of 1,188 people per square kilometer, has a 1.2% annual growth rate. Comparing these numbers with the United…show more content…
The public should be warned that if they do not have enough money to support a child, then they consider waiting to have children. Family planning and government programs would include clinics and other organizations put in place to provide and promote voluntary sterilization or contraception in order to reduce the high rate of reproduction in a nation. Another challenge humanity faces is cultural or ethnic conflict. This conflict is created when two or more groups who share different or conflicting ideas or principles while living in proximity to each other. A specific example of this in our modern world is the cultural war being fought between the Sunni and Shiite Muslims of the Middle East. The two groups believe in different ways of practicing the same religion, and since the two cultures share a border between each other, conflict ensued. Cultural conflict can have many outcomes; including persecution, all-out war, and ethnic cleansing. Cultural conflict not only effects the inhabitants of the two cultures who are quarreling with each other, but with surrounding countries as well. Trade and other dealings can be hurt by the conflict of the two cultural groups. Cultural conflict does not only damage the two disputing groups, but the rest of the world as well. There are some possible resolutions for the issue of cultural conflict. An increased police or military presence in the region
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