The Pros And Cons Of Population

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Population, biologically defined as the summation of members of a particular species or group within a set region or community. For mankind, population has been the double edged sword and, the blunt shield that have allowed humanity to dominate this flying space-rock known as Earth. The population avaliable to a society meant the amount of workers which can gather, use, and produce various resources. This combined with the ability of humanity to use tools and technology, allowed human population to grow further more, feeding back into a positive cycle, eventually effectively eliminating natural predators within the habitat and regional communities of humanity, despite the weakness of humans as individuals. As with any population
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With humanity, whose society, population, and technology have put them as apex predators within their habitat, this consumption of resources is unchecked, due to the lack of any organic or biological regulatory system, leading to ever-increasing population thanks to said technology, production, and consumption, of which drains the resources of the community, habitat, Eco-system, and the finally, the global bio-sphere known as Earth. As with any organisms, water and food are required for survival; the same principle applies to humanity, with energy sources also required to sustain the post-agricultural society whose industries requires energy not only in the form of food for humans, but to feed the machines. As the population of humanity increases, so will the resources required, the industrial extraction process of which damages the environment of the Earth and humanity, leading to destruction, and the eventual collapse and demise of all living things upon Earth. Such, is the double edged sword of population, one which dominates, …show more content…
Food is important for it gives chemical energy to the organism to generate kinetic energy which can be used for living functions such as survival and reproduction. Humanity, as living organisms, abide by the same principles, thus as population increases so do the demands upon water, food, living space, and energy. Water, however, is not only consumed by humans, but also by the industries of humanity, agriculture, construction, and production and energy generation. The aforementioned all serve to pollute the water used, by chemical run-off from agriculture, toxic chemical waste as by-products of production. Furthermore, degradation of the environment such as CO2 emissions also increases temperature, melts glacial ice reserves, which diminish sizes of surface and ground freshwater sources. Every environment has a biological carrying capacity, or the amount of resource and energy within an area to support living organisms. The explosive nature of human population growth thanks to technology, healthcare, abundance of food, and lack of natural predators, allowed humanity of overtake the carrying capacity Earth and regional environment, a carrying capacity already diminished by degradation of the environment by unsustainable industrial processes which industrial countries and developing nations

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