Population Peril: The Negative Effects Of Population Growth

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The Negative Effects of Population Growth
This world’s generations to come could potentially struggle for drinking water and never see some of the beautiful rainforests that inhabit our earth. According to “Population Peril”, more humans make more pollution, more erosion, more destruction of forests, more extinction of wildlife, more depletion of natural resources, more intrusion onto cropland, more toxic wasted, more poverty, more slums, more immigration conflicts -- and more burning of fossil fuels, which spurs global warming that causes hurricanes, floods, droughts, twisters, wildfires, tropical diseases and other ills” (“Population Peril”). The effects of housing too many people of one earth are adding up. The fast growing population
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In the article “Population Peril” it says, “Many aging West Virginians were born around 1930, when world’s human population was 2 billion. Today, it has passed 7 billion -- more than tripling in a lifetime -- and keeps rising rapidly. Every day, 210,000 new people are added to the planet” (“Population Peril”). That statement is less than a year old. There are people still alive today that have seen the world’s population grow three times the size. To put these unfathomable growths to perspective “Los Angeles Times” states, “Human numbers still increase by more than 80 million every year, the equivalent of adding another United States to the world every four years.” With an annual increase like that the earth is projected to hold upwards of about “9 billion and 13 billion of us by the end of the 21st century” (Mazur). The means the current problems will only get worse if they continue to occur. The increase in population has increased the amount of consumption. There is not only human population problems. “The Guardian” states, “Human numbers are rising at roughly 1.2% a year, while livestock numbers are rising at around 2.4% a year. By 2015 the world’s living systems will have to support about 120m tonnes of extra humans, and 400m tonnes of extra farm animals” (Monbiot). More humans and even more farm animals means more resource depletion and waste excretion. The cost of feeding everybody and every …show more content…
In some third world countries men have more power than women.. The Los Angeles Times reads, “Thanks to family planning, fertility rates are dropping nearly everywhere, but they remain high in the least-developed countries, now at nearly 1 billion, will double by mid-century and triple by 2100, raising hurdles development must leap” (Mazur). Those third world countries have a big impact on the population. As shown in the Guardian Newspaper it says, “the annual growth rate of 83 million would be reduced to 62 million” (Monbiot). An organization that can help these countries can help immensely. These people deserve better education to help them make conscious decisions as it would make an impact. Women in third world countries “have few rights and bear large numbers of children.” However, when women have more equality their birth rates drop (“Population Peril”). People who do not understand the danger can help change things by being informed and making better

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