Overpopulation In The Philippines Case Study
1.1 Purpose of the study: to discuss and cite ways on how to prevent overpopulation in the Philippines.
1.2 Significance of the study: to make people realize how alarming is …show more content…
Limit the allowance of Children per couple to 1 child (this continues until the population has reached a stable amount, changing the number to 2)
2. Educating the poor will also help, since the largest population booms are always amongst the poor.
The answer to overpopulation is to maintain the number of people to the point that there is enough of a population to create the social and lifestyle conditions we want, but not so many that the resources cannot meet their needs
That gets us to the biggest problem with finding or enacting a solution: Overpopulation is a problem usually expressed as there being too many of "them". "We" are okay.
Observations of nature suggest that the problem of overpopulation will eventually sort itself out. When any population gets too big, it suffers from a massive die off due to disease or social stress. In the case of human beings we could add war to the list. This could get messy as these solutions will impact everybody, not just "them". Also there is a tendency for natural or uncontrolled solutions to over-correct the problem. Instead of our present several billion folks we could end up with a few hundred thousand - enough to breed and continue the species, but not enough to continue the civilization or the …show more content…
Manila: A megacity where the living must share with the dead ( Jenny Kleeman’s Article )
As I read the article of Johnny Kleeman, he merely stated that Manila is an example of an overpopulated place. He called manila “the largest graveyard capital of the Philippines”. Many people died from poverty.
Land is precious in Manila, and people are prepared to endure incredible circumstances to claim their own piece. Baking's family is one of hundreds that have set up home in the cemetery, jostling for space with the dead. "It's much better living here than in a shanty town," he assures me as we clamber over densely-packed powder pink and blue tombs on the way to his home. "It's much more peaceful and quiet." (Kleeman, 2010)
The world is facing an overpopulation crisis. In 40 years time, if current growth rates continue, the number of people on the planet will be almost one and a half times what it is today, rising from 6.8 billion to 9.2 billion by 2050. As population increases, so does competition for basic resources – land, food, water and fuel – as well as the threat of environmental devastation and endemic disease. Our numbers are going to be unsustainable within a few