The World 's Population Increases By 80 Million People Every Year

1673 Words Oct 30th, 2016 7 Pages
The Solution to Overpopulation The world’s population increases by 80 million people every year. There is no means of controlling this immense population growth so how will we handle this issue in the future? With the increase in population, we are heavily consuming our natural resources, causing global warming, and increasing habitat loss. Furthermore, in the United States alone, about 45 percent of pregnancies were unintended. How would our loss of population control appear worldwide? To keep the world safe from overpopulation and the effect that it brings, we must limit our population growth in any way possible. *The term overpopulation means the number of humans that depend on resources for survival is significantly larger than the amount of resources available to them. Today our planet is experiencing the effects of multiplying citizens because of the obstacles the environment is being forced to take on. Year after year the population keeps multiplying faster. “1930, when the world 's human population was 2 billion. Today, it has passed 7 billion -- more than tripling in a lifetime -- and keeps rising rapidly. Every day, 210,000 new people are added to the planet. The total is projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050” (Mclatchy). Both developed and developing countries are at risk of the dangerous problems that overpopulation can will create. “According to the Guttmacher Institute, almost a quarter of married women in sub-Saharan Africa have an unmet need for birth…

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