The Effects Of Overpopulation

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Since around the 18th century our planet has seen an explosion in human population growth: Between 1900 and 2000 the increase in the human population was as much as three times greater than the increase during mankind 's entire previous history. At our current rate of population growth it is estimated the human population will reach approximately 10 billion by 2050 (Roser). What measures could we take to prevent overpopulation and how would these solutions change our societies? With so many different views and ideas on world population, it will be almost impossible to know what will be best, but the one thing that is abundantly clear is some steps must be taken to protect future generations.
There are so many theories about what will happen
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When she was asked about overpopulation, she said “The idea of overpopulation is not accurate,” what was her reasoning? She said “Well, first off, the idea of overpopulation is not accurate because, really, the entire population of the world, if they were stood shoulder to shoulder, could fit in the city limits of Jacksonville. So if you realize that aspect of it, we realize we 're not anywhere near being overpopulated (Samakow).” Of course we cannot know the exact number of people our planet can support, but how can anyone honestly look at the world today without realizing the amount of people we have is a strain on …show more content…
Some have attributed the sex ratio to a rising LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community. There have also been links to a rising crime and violence rates. Prostitution in China is now reaching epidemic proportions and the human trafficking is amongst the worst in the world. While the full effects of such an imbalance has yet to seen, the Chinese government has acknowledged the issue and there has even been some talk of easing the restrictions

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