Pros And Cons Of Overpopulation

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Growing advances in technology with each coming year has affected humanity in many ways. Technology has given us the ability to save lives and create better medical treatment for all. A direct result of this has been increased lifespan and the growth of the population. In the past fifty or so years, the growth of population has increased rapidly and has turned into overpopulation. Developing countries face the problem of overpopulation more than developed countries, but it affects most of the Earth as of now. World population growth is causing many alarming problems. The population will continue growing in some parts of the world whilst others stabilize, with some estimates putting the final population of the world as high as 12 billion.
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Examples of such restrictions would be putting limits on water consumption, on driving and on what people can do on their land. Some are good ideas while others may be too invasive, but all are exacerbated by overpopulation.
Large Population makes it hard to mobilize enough people to defend the integrity of the country in times of war and any other emergencies.
Food Crises:
Due to growing population, we are now facing the problem of shortage of food. The current global food crisis is due to high food prices that are caused by poor growing conditions and the rising costs of fuel.
A Decrease in the Standard of Living:
Overpopulation leads to a fall in the standard of living. As a result of increased number of people, demand for essential products is becoming highly competitive and it is those that are rich that would be able to afford them, thereby bringing a fall in the standard of living.
Social Problems:
Overpopulation brings about social problems such as bribery, child abuse, violence, prostitution, armed robbery
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