Population Control Measures And Control Overpopulation Essay

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“Unless everyone grasps the importance of having only two children per couple, wars won’t be over just oil anymore, they will be over water and food,” –Alexandra Paul. It has been predicted that by 2100, the population of the U.S. will nearly be tripled to one billion. Some researchers believe that overpopulation could lead to global issues such as, famine, war, pandemics, and a lack of drinking water. Other people speculate that overpopulation is simply not plausible and that it cannot be reality. They believe that death rates will rise while birth rates fall which results in a phenomenon called a “birth dearth”. This paper will examine the pros, cons, and my viewpoint on whether or not we need population control measures to control overpopulation. First of all, population growth must be regulated because overpopulation has a detrimental effect on the environment, as well as an impact on society itself. To begin with, we must consider if there are starting to be too many humans on the planet. A Los Angeles Times article, “Are There Too Many of Us?” has found that unregulated population growth could potentially pave the way for potential disasters on our efforts to cut down greenhouse gas emissions. If we continue to multiply without a limit, then all the work that we have done in an attempt to reduce our carbon footprint will have been for nothing due to more people polluting the world. Mary Fitzgerald, a magazine editor for London, England, declares in volume 139, that if…

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