Overpopulation Is Not An Issue

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Overpopulation is not an issue many people in developing countries face at this point in time. Put simply, overpopulation is “the condition of having a population so dense that it causes environmental deterioration, an impaired quality of life, or a population crash” (Merriam-Webster). It should not be taken lightly because it cannot be reversed in a short time period. Changes must be made gradually so that future generations do not suffer consequences that current generations have place upon them. It will be important to think about this theme in the future because of the issues it may bring up, namely food shortages or lack of other natural resources humans need to survive.

There are various reason why overpopulation is occurring. One is due to the overall decline in death rate on the planet. “The discovery of agriculture by our ancestors was one factor that provided them with the ability to sustain nutrition without hunting and, in essence, there was a large drop in injury or death because of the fact” (“Overpopulation: Causes”). “This led to the first imbalance of both the birth and death rate” (“Overpopulation: Causes”). Another reason overpopulation is occurring is due to the advances humans have made in medicine. “After the industrial revolution, technological advances and science was able to better produce food and prevent diseases” (“Overpopulation: Causes”). In similar fashion, immigration and the lack of family planning also contribute to
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