Pros And Cons Of Overpopulation

1387 Words 6 Pages
What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you read the word population? Most likely it’s the ever-increasing human population on earth. Population is what keeps our species ongoing or it could be our downfall. It took from the beginning of time until 1850 for the world population to reach one billion. It took only 80 more years for the world population to reach two billion in 1930. Thirty years later, in 1960, the world population reached three billion people. In 17 more years, the world population reached four billion. It took only 9 more years for world population to reach five billion, six billion in 1999, and now its over seven billion (Davidson, 1995). Many places in the world are realizing that with population growth comes …show more content…
China even set a childbearing policy to help limit the population growth. The Chinese government introduced the 'One Child Policy ' in 1979. The policy limited couples to one child. Under this policy couples have to gain permission from family planning officials for each birth. If families followed this policy they received free education, health care, pensions and family benefits. However, these are taken away if the couple have more than one child. Without the policy, it is estimated that there would be an extra 320 million more people in a country whose population is estimated to be 1.3 billion (Bennett, 2015). This means that China has experienced the issues that come with population growth, and have set a policy to try and slow this ever-rising growth rate. Feeding China’s population of 1.3 billion people is a difficult task, even under the best circumstances. Thus, the struggle for food is become a major …show more content…
Other resources include: water, shelter, and oxygen. The more we populate the world, the more resources we use. If we continue on with this rate of usage, we may deplete the Earth’s resources. This could result in an economic downfall and could be the downfall of humanity. Now-a-days people take the world we live on for granate and the resources it provides. In an article titled, “We Didn 't Have the “Green Thing” Back In My Day” It described an old lady talking to a younger cashier. The cashier explains to the old lady that plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and explains that she didn 't have the green bags back in her day. However, back in her day they had many things that helped recycle and to save resources, instead of being lazy and wasteful like many today. This article supports the idea that our “eco friendly” and “go green” ways that we’ve tried to achieve may not be as helpful as we thought. Many things that we consider to be “eco friendly” are not as helpful as we think. If we consider the option of combining old ways and new technologies then we really could “go green” and attempt to preserve our resources for future generations. World population is a serious issue due to the relationship between humans and the demand for food and resources. As long as our world population increases, our resources will deplete and crises will

Related Documents