Essay on Environmental Impact Of Developing Countries

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Population Growth Population growth rate on Earth is increasing exponentially; in fact, it is believed that the population will increase to more than 9 billion people by the middle of the century (United States Census Bureau, 2016). This is an unimaginable increase from the two and a half billion souls Earth had just in 1950 alone (Population Institute, 2016). The impact has raised serious concerns for the planet and it sustainability. The population increases in both developed countries and underdeveloped countries as well. The environmental impact of each is starkly different for one another and should be compared accordingly as each impacts the environment differently.
Environmental Impact of Developing Countries Developing countries, such as Africa, will account for a tremendous portion of the population growth expected by mid-century. While mid-century may sound far off in the future, it is only 34 years away, less than one generation away. In fact, according to Haub (2012), as defined by the United Nations, these 48 countries have especially low incomes, high economic vulnerability, and poor human development indicators such as low life expectancy at birth, very low per capita income, and low levels of education (para. 2). It is difficult to understand how a country that is already distressed with poor living conditions would have such high population growth. The rational is that lack of education, poor contraceptive distribution, and the lack of family planning…

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