Overpopulation

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Currently, there are 1.015 billion cars in use in the world. 97% of these cars are gasoline powered. However, in thirty-seven years, the fuel powering these machines will be gone ("Worldometers - Real Time World Statistics." Para 2). Oil is non-renewable and will take millions of years to even begin to replenish. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only non-renewable resource that is near exhaustion. Coal will be gone in about 150 thousand days and if continued to be used by the world at the current rate, natural gas will be gone in 58 thousand days ("Worldometers - Real Time World Statistics." Para 3). The major push behind the depletion of these valued resources is overpopulation. The increasing population on Earth also allows for a higher demand …show more content…
Pollution and emission rates are at an all time high and disease outbreaks are nearly unstoppable. Some countries such as China are so overpopulated that there are birth laws in place to encourage a lower population count. With too much demand and not enough supply, there are more than 700 million undernourished people in the world ("Worldometers - Real Time World Statistics." Para 5). With all these problems going on in the world, the major problem that allows for them all to occur still stands. The world is over capacitated and that’s why there must be an enforced notion of countering this problem by spreading awareness, abiding new government enforced laws, and research into expanding humanity in space or underground. A pillar behind overpopulation is the lack of knowledge in families in some unprivileged countries where the norm is to give birth to six or seven children. The reason behind why families would want that many kids was because there would be extra help around the household or that due to the lack of medical facilities, a few of the children would die. This is simply not the case anymore. With …show more content…
It should be treated as a national security issue and is just as important as climate because a rapid population growth can progress to be a national security threat as it results to instability. Take for example, China, that enforced a two-child policy that was effective just in the beginning of this year and had been upgraded from a one-child policy. Another effective method of government birth rate control is allowing changes in taxation that favors single child or no child families. With the current government policy, if the combined parents’ incomes are lower than a certain number and they have a child, they will be given a much cheaper government home and they will also be allowed a certain government income for the child. The more children you have in that economic state, the more monetary aid you will receive from the government. This not only encourages families to have more children but also allows for fraud to take place where families have kids to receive these benefits. An alternate method to this is to have a higher tax bracket for families that have more than two kids (like China’s two-child policy). In China, it’s been proven that their system showed improvement in population rates ("9 Unique Solutions to Overpopulation - Vision Launch." Para 6). However, this method can also initiate consequences such as false

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