Population, When Unchecked, By Thomas Malthus Essay

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Population “Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio.” – Thomas Malthus
Malthus is an English economist who is best known for his essay on the growth of population. In the essay, he mentioned some quotes, which became popular later after relooking at his analysis about the growth of population. The planet earth has a limit of resources and the human population is increasing by 2 people every second, 200 thousand every day, and nearly almost 80 million every year. Today, the human population has reached seven billion. In the 18th century, the growth rate and the world population was recorded to be one billion people around the world and up to this day the rate changed and peaked to record nearly 7.5 billion people around the world. The population has exponentially grown in a short amount of time. The births rate is greater than death rates and therefore the world is overpopulated. The question is, where could all this lead? The answer relies on the ecosystem, which people live in today. Every newborn human need water, food, energy, and shelter to be taken care of, and there are different reasons, which lead to an overpopulating world and these reasons could be advantages and disadvantages to some solutions. As common knowledge, the earth is covered with almost 70 percent of water and this percentage is divided into how much of this water percentage is freshwater, which is delivered all around the world. According to the U.S Geological Survey, 70…

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