Negative Effects Of Overpopulation

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The Negative Effect of Overpopulation Imagine living in a world that has so many people that one could barely walk down the street without running into someone. Imagine waking up every morning and not inhaling the fresh air. Circumstances like these would occur if the world continues to grow in population. Overpopulation can result from an increased birth rate or when the Earth’s resources are unsubstantial for the population. An increased amount of unplanned births has caused a significant decrease of valuable resources, which has had a detrimental impact on the environment. The large amount of unplanned births has caused a notable increase in the population. According to the article “Humanity Isn’t a Plague Destroying the Earth,” Alex …show more content…
The humans that believe these problems are not caused by overpopulation are misguided. Tom Blair, who wrote “Too Many People Isn’t Ever Going to Kill Us,” states, “Lots of people is never the problem. Too little food and water, on the other hand, will kill you.” The ignorance shown by this man further proves that the people on his side do not take the time to pay attention to what is happening to the world. The obvious reason overpopulation is damaging to the environment is because more people causes more problems. More people causes an increased need in houses which causes more destruction of forests. A swelling population also creates poverty. Some humans might believe that poverty is caused by people that did not receive the proper education to get a higher paying job. While this is true, the fact does remain that with fewer people, there would be more jobs available. Believers that overpopulation is only an issue in Third World countries and not America, are mistaken. America is a very modern nation which means that it’s industries release a substantial amount of pollution into the air. The article “Are There Too Many of Us” states, “Pope Francis made news when he said that not only was climate change real, but it was mostly man-made.” Ecologists have determined that if a decline in the population does not occur, then environmental problems will continue to have a detrimental effect on the

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