A Planet With A Population Problem Research Paper

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A Planet with a Population Problem Over seven billion people living on Earth. Over one million living in extreme poverty, and almost one million people starving. Nearly twice as many people being born than dying. The population on Earth is continuously growing, but Earth’s size itself is not. So where are we to put all these people when we run out of space? Resources are being depleted, basic needs are not being met, poverty and starvation rates are sky high, and economies are suffering as well as the environment. Something needs to be done to control our exponentially growing population. Now I know no one wants to see people die, but we all eventually do anyways, and it is often due to the problems that come from unregulated population growth. …show more content…
Since the country is, “forecast to become the world’s most populous country in 2030, up from 1.25 billion today to nearly 1.5 billion,” the government has been attempting many methods in order to slow this process down. Since many of India’s women are uneducated, the birth control education, in terms of how to use contraceptives, has proven to be too difficult and expensive; further, the government decided that mass sterilization would be a more productive method (Burke). However, “the Human Rights Watch cites sterilization as a major health concern,” and many people are opposed to the sterilization campaigns as they believe it’s immoral and unethical. In response, India continues to work on population control as their birth rates, and in turn population, remains extremely high, yet they plan to do so by “increasing the promotion and availability of contraceptive[s],” rather than sterilization (McBride). Other nations with population growth issues have less unique methods of population control than China and India. Typical policies deal with increasing family planning services and information on contraceptives. The success of these methods vary in each country; usually, the overall success is not very impressive or effective. Instead of providing information and just making birth control and contraceptives available, we need a more concrete …show more content…
Our time, money, and research should be focused on limiting population growth. Many of the world’s doctors are concentrated on curing cancer and diseases, but these illnesses actually keep the world in balance. If no one is dying, the population just keeps rising; further, using up our resources and putting more and more people in poverty. Yes, cancer is awful, but it’s the cycle of life. Everyone is so scared to see their loved ones go that they’re blinded from the real problem. It’s grim, but it’s true; society is very selfish when it comes to deciding who is worth saving and who we can let suffer through starvation and

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