Human Overpopulation Essay

1109 Words Oct 5th, 2012 5 Pages
Human Overpopulation Increasing human overpopulation throughout the world is one of the biggest global issues addressed in the 21st century. This concept negatively affects almost every aspect of society: extinction of plants/animals or habitats, over use of natural resources, climate change, and other environmental problems (“As World’s Human”). This continual predicament needs to be corrected by intensified human productive abilities and a global law that will stimulate positive outcomes across the world. The problem that heightens or causes virtually every dire global problem is rapid population growth (“Human Species Threatens”). Human numbers are expected to boost almost by fifty percent. By 2050, the population is expected to …show more content…
Keeping food production up to speed with the growth of the world’s population is possible. However, it will be a challenge to not exhaust Earth’s resources such as drinkable water (Kunzig). Overpopulation and haphazard human activity has polluted rivers across the world. Untreated sewage, chemicals, and garbage are dumped into water oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, streams around the world. As a result, half the world does not have access to safe drinking water. Specifically, Asia is the worst. Indonesia’s Citarum is so filthy, the water cannot be seen. The Ganges, Hindus, Yangtze, and other rivers have become complete sewage. India may have the worse situation; the tap water is even unsafe to drink. The sickness from drinking the precarious water is known by locals as “Delhi Belly” (“Water, Water Everywhere…”). Water is essential to life; this is a huge issue.
Together China and India make up thirty-five percent of humanity. China has kept up its agricultural output, and decreased its population growth. India is in total contrast; the country is depleting its resources and increasing its population (Global Opposing View Points 34).
Even the rainforests have felt a large impact. Every year 20,000 square kilometers is taken away from the Amazon Rainforest. This forest is important for maintaining biodiversity, producing oxygen, purifying the air and water, and maintaining migration habits and habitats (Global
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