Overpopulation Persuasive Speech

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Martin Luther King said, “ unlike plagues of the Dark Ages or contemporary diseases we do not understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess. What is lacking is not sufficient knowledge of the solution the universal consciousness of the gravity of the problem and education of the billions who are its victim.” In the world a very important issue is overpopulation. Many people are not aware of the human and environmental impacts this issue has. Overpopulation is probably one of the most important problems that need to be focused on. Hopefully, this will persuade you to take action and/or inform others about the impact of overpopulation. Currently, according to worldometers.info, there are about seven billion and three-hundred million people in the world. Around one-hundred and thirty-five million people are born every year and fifty-five million people die, therefore adding eighty million to our global population. From 1999 to 2011 our population grew by a jaw-dropping amount of one billion people. According to the United Nations our …show more content…
Solutions to overpopulation include better education, awareness of family planning, tax benefits for people with only one to two children, and sex education. Better education shows people that there is not a need to have more than two children, especially if they are facing a hard life. Family planning is crucial. Statistics show that over forty percent of pregnancy were an accident. Within the world, people are encouraged to learn about sex education and prevention. Also, if a pregnancy were to occur, the population must learn about abortion. Some environmentalists are suggesting that the United Nations create a one-child policy globally to help control and reduce the issue of overpopulation gradually. Some people have even suggested to build space habitats in an asteroid belt to sustain the current population and the growing

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