Over Population in the Philippines

2405 WordsMay 25, 201210 Pages
Overpopulation in the Philippines 1. Introduction 1.1 Purpose of the study: to discuss and cite ways on how to prevent overpopulation in the Philippines. 1.2 Significance of the study: to make people realize how alarming is overpopulation. 2. Meaning of Overpopulation 3. Overpopulation facts 3.1 Causes of Overpopulation 3.2 Effects of Overpopulation 3.3 Solutions to Overpopulation 4. Manila: A megacity where the living must share with the dead ( Jenny Kleeman’s Article ) 5. Conclusion 1. Introduction The purpose of the study is to discuss about overpopulation in our country. Using library research and internet. I will elaborate the causes and effects, as well as the…show more content…
Some writers even suggest making life or death lottery choices a routine event. (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_solutions_to_overpopulation) 4. Manila: A megacity where the living must share with the dead ( Jenny Kleeman’s Article ) As I read the article of Johnny Kleeman, he merely stated that Manila is an example of an overpopulated place. He called manila “the largest graveyard capital of the Philippines”. Many people died from poverty. Land is precious in Manila, and people are prepared to endure incredible circumstances to claim their own piece. Baking's family is one of hundreds that have set up home in the cemetery, jostling for space with the dead. "It's much better living here than in a shanty town," he assures me as we clamber over densely-packed powder pink and blue tombs on the way to his home. "It's much more peaceful and quiet." (Kleeman, 2010) The world is facing an overpopulation crisis. In 40 years time, if current growth rates continue, the number of people on the planet will be almost one and a half times what it is today, rising from 6.8 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050. As population increases, so does competition for basic resources – land, food, water and fuel – as well as the threat of environmental devastation and endemic disease. Our numbers are going to be unsustainable within a few years. Most of the 10,000 babies born every hour are going to grow up in urban settlements: more than half
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