When researching this project, I was really surprised by what I found. To me overpopulation does not sound as bad as it really is. In fact, I did not it had any affect on the environment. I thought that overpopulation only affected how much resources we have and it does, but it does affect many other things as well. It is like a chain reaction. One thing affects another thing, which affects another thing, and that thing affects another thing. First of all, what is Overpopulation and how does it occur? Overpopulation occurs when a species has a population larger than the ecosystem can support.
Resources become limited and drastic measures have to be made. However the food chains can help with overpopulation. Often times, overpopulation …show more content…
Only 2.5% is fresh water. Of that 2.5%, 70 0 0 is found in ice caps and glaciers. The remaining 300 0 is for humans"(Tsiattalos). How does this tie in with overpopulation? Well, if we become overpopulated, we will require more water and that is not good. Cleaning water is not an easy process. It is expensive. There are already plenty of countries that do not have access to fresh water. "it is estimated that by 2025, more than half of the world population will be facing water-based vulnerability and human demand for water will account for 700 0 of all available freshwater"(Tsiattalos).
Humans are constantly adapting to their surroundings. New ideas and inventions are introduced. We tend to take our environment for granted and we do not realize all of the damage that we are doing. Overpopulation increases the use of cars, which let out an unbelievable amount of pollution into the atmosphere. More factories are built. A lot of people are not really aware of how fast overpopulation is occurring. There are already several countries that are extremely overpopulated. China, India, and the United States are the top three most populated countries. It has taken a great toll on China 's economy as well as on the other two