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    Overpopulation’s Effect on the Environment Elijah Rodriguez University of Texas at El Paso   Introduction Every single decade, the population grows at an exponential rate. As of today there are approximately seven billion people on this earth. Every time four babies are born at least two people die. (SciShow, 2012). At this rate, there will be approximately 9 billion people populating the earth by the year 2050 (Hoffman, 2012). However, Earth can only be home to so many people before it reaches

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    Overpopulation is often Times argued as one of the most severe, if not the most severe, environmental problem. This past year world population exceeded 7.3 billion and continues to grow at an alarming rate. By the year 2050 it is projected that world population will exceed over nine billion. Overpopulation puts a serious strain on the world and its resources and is a root cause of many environmental issues. Issues such as, climate change, diminishing biodiversity, and pollution, are all just some

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    will have on our planet. When looking at overpopulation and the effects on the environment, we look at the overpopulation in cities and countries across the nation. Many economic problems in our society place an impact on our environment from overpopulation come from the overuse of resources, lack of resources, and pollution. There are many solutions to this problem but the common factor is humans have to put controls in place and take care of the environment, so the required resources do not become

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    Overpopulation has been a growing problem over the past 60 years with an additional gain of 4.5 billion people since the 1950s. In 1750 AD the human population was at 800 million and had reach only 2 billion by 1927 (Schriever), however, in just merely 90 years, the population dramatically skyrocketed to 7.6 billion. In 1980, China tried to manage the overpopulation problem by releasing the one child policy, however, when it ended in 2016, their population increased a whole 0.46% (Verrill), that’s

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    According to, Overpopulation ‘is main threat to planet’, the population is said to reach 9 billion by 2050. The overpopulation of humans is causing destructive impacts on our environment and a high demand for resources. One destructive impact would be climate change because of the exceeding rate of humans causing pollution in the air. While the earth is having a tough time sustaining particular resources, the high demand causes the earth to force to get its nonrenewable resources. Overpopulation can lead

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    Impact of Overpopulation on the Environment 6.5 billion…This is not a whole lot of bacteria, but when it comes to humans, it is a very formidable number. The human population has been increasing at an extremely high rate in the last century and unfortunately, not much has been done to slow down this process. Undoubtedly, overpopulation is a global issue. It is global because it pertains to all of humanity, but global also means that it affects the whole world, i.e. the environment. Almost all

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    industry, transportation, agricultural activities, deforestation, and desertification are all associated with massive population growth. Thus, overpopulation is major

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    Overpopulation and Personal Responsibility Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve dreamed of having a large family when I was older. I envied friends with three or four siblings. I’d proudly tell anyone I was going to have six children when I grew up. Now, I’m a little older, and still far away from making that decision, my conscious will still face a looming dilemma. With my knowledge negative impacts caused by overpopulation, how can I deliberately have a large family, while upholding my environmentalist

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    Consumption Overpopulation Think about a sign that says EARTH Max Capacity 10 billion. Based on what they have the human population plans out parties. They have a lack of space and resources. Anyone who would plan these parties would have to take in account for the amount of people that would have to scrunch in with each other, and how many people would not have enough food to last the party. Which basically makes it so the guests are down to a certain number. Our planet is a close similarity

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    Overpopulation and the Environment: We Must Act Now Is the planet doomed? The short answer is no, we're not doomed, since the verb implies inevitability. (1) Population is not growing everywhere, and the areas where growth rates are near zero or even negative (such as the United States and Western Europe) provide clues to addressing the problem in other regions. The longer answer to the doom question is that growing population is a problem that left unsolved could indeed have very harmful effects

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