Overpopulation And Its Effects On The World

1136 Words Nov 13th, 2014 5 Pages
The planet that we all live on is a big place, but we are very quickly overcrowding it. Many people don’t even want to acknowledge the problem that is growing amongst us. In some places on our planet earth overpopulation is already in effect, and the world’s population continues to increase. So what will happen when the world becomes over populated? Well, no animal species can survive without enough food, water, shelter and certain other resources, human being requirements are no different. However, a world where lives have been affected by overpopulation already exists in third world countries. So how do we stop this from happening in our own countries? Imagine towns or cities overflowing with people trying to survive, trying to eat and feed their families. People would fight to get the resources they need, crime rate would rise and our city streets would look like a hectic scene from the movies.

Human overpopulation occurs when the number of people in a group exceeds the carrying capacity of the region that they occupy. This can be the result of an increase in births, decline in infant mortality rates, increasing immigration or depletion of resources. The human population has been growing since the end of the Black Death, but the most significant increase has been in the last 80 years and it is mainly due to medical advancements. Currently as of November the 11th 2014, the human population is estimated at around “7.27 billion people” [1]. Scientists have estimated that…
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