Population Control: The Ethical Issue Of Overpopulation

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As of now earth is home to more than 7.4 billion people, which was 7.2 billion just last year. The world 's population is quickly rising and the earth cannot sustain an infinite amount of people. The idea of population control raises a lot of questions throughout our society, and the common problem of overpopulation in a country is almost ignored when it comes up. What happens when the earth becomes so full of people that the earth itself is overpopulated? Do we start migrating to Mars and other planets or do we start controlling the population in some way? If we reach over population all resources will quickly deplete and we won 't be able to provide for one another, and even ourselves. The ethical issue of population control should justify …show more content…
It 's sort of like your digital footprint, what ever you post stays with you forever, but instead it 's the amount of as said before the amount of greenhouses gases you emitted out into the world. The average amount carbon monoxide human activity produces a year is equal to 7100 million tones per year. In 2013, the amount of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions totaled 6,673 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. This 2013 total represents a 6 percent increase since 1990. So what 's so bad about these greenhouse gases and carbon monoxide? Everytime you drive your car, a factory produces one more shirt , and just breathing you 're hurting the air, land , and species across the world. The release of gas emissions, gets in the air, and could possibly result in a climate change which is a threat to us and all other species across the world. So if we keep having babies and and don 't control the population in some way all of our natural resources could deplete and eventually if the population were to keep rising then all of our resources would eventually die off or be …show more content…
In an article from the NY Times they brought to notice that the Center of Biological Diversity is breaking the silence on population control and the environmental issue it brings. They have begun to give away colorful condoms packages that have pictures of endangered species and catchy phrases regarding the issue. “Wrap with care, save the polar bear,” reads one of the packages. “Wear a condom now, save the spotted owl,” says another. They 've started handing out these condoms to raise awareness that if we continue to add to our ever growing population it will lead to crowding out of species and will hasten climate

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