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    Overview 200 years ago, world population was less than 1 billion people. During the next hundred years world population increased by half a billion and finally known an incredible growth in the last century going from 1.5 billion people in the late 19th century to over 7 billion in the early 21 century. This great increase was possible due to an increase of life quality and progress in technology allowing lower birth death, as it was earlier in history. But the earth is not expendable, it has his own limits and we had already reached these limits, overexploiting resources and not being able to reuse them or at least only a few (worldwide, only 1% of the energy come from renewable resources while 38% comes from oil). Overpopulation starts to…

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    The world population is projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050 according to United Nation and along with it is the concern for sustainability (1). As big as the earth, there is no doubt about its limited carrying capacity; after all, it is a planet with finite space and resource. Historically, population growth is often considered to be beneficial economically since it increases market size, labour force, consumption, inventions and innovations. As beneficial as it may to our economy, we have to…

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    The current world population is a constraining 7 billion people, and shows no signs of slowing down. Amidst the growing population rises an issue, which can no longer be over looked. The population is not scattered uniformly across the globe, there are different concentrations of population in different places. However, some are comparable in size. Just like human characteristics, there are characteristics for all countries that can be scrutinized. Some of the characteristics can have a positive…

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    Have you ever thought about the number of people in the world around you? According to Webster’s Dictionary, world population means the whole number of people or inhabitants on the earth. The population of the world is ever growing. Every year our planet population increases by 80 million people on average, at this rate, in 2050, our world population will hit 11 billion(Current World Populations…). Our thriving world population is becoming a threat to society. Understanding the history of world…

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    11. Population density varies across the world because places could have small populations but less land or large populations but more land, which means the place with smaller population would have a larger population density. It depends on the number of people per square mile. 12. Some effects of population growth are increases in famine, disease, and natural resource depletion, population, technology, and creativity. 13. Cultures are different all around the world. Languages are different in…

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    A Brave New World Since the beginning of humanity population control has played a large part in every society, whether it be natural or forced. In A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the D.N.C. controls the population by using advanced technology such as contraceptives, cutting out female ovaries, and using hypnopaedic conditioning. The human population is growing at an exponential rate and due to that population control methods such as contraception, sterilization, and family planning are such…

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    As population numbers of every country is different, needed resources are also unequal. In our crowded world, there are many people who are living good lives while two thirds of the population are living a poor life. Through Lifeboat Ethics: the Case against Helping the Poor written by Garrett Hardin (1974) it explains how there are many dangers of overpopulation through the world. Hardin goes into detail about how overpopulation and having different population’s causes for an unequal resource…

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    Title Today in our society there are numerous tragedies of the commons as labelled by Garrett Hardin. One of the most prevalent is the increasing rate of population while the resources does not have any change. The current world has an urge population equivalent to seventh billion. People need all these resources in order to survive such as; oxygen, food, and water which are between the most essential needs of human being. The main issue is the increase in population whereas these resources…

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    Extinction is necessary for the Earth’s natural order. It is used as the world 's way of weeding out the weaker species that are unable to adapt or evolve to environmental change thus consequently dying out to make room for the newer better-adapted species which is key in providing the earth with a more sustainable and better-equipped equilibrium. With five mass extinctions notched into the earth 's belt it can hardly be denied that evolution and extinction are anything but a necessary, yet…

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    The Gallup World Poll

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    The Gallup World Poll, created in 2005, tracks the world’s most important issues by conducting studies worldwide that include 99% of the adult population. Some of the issues, for example, include “food access, employment, leadership performance, and well-being”(Gallup). The survey used consists of 100 questions, which are mostly global-based, but some “region-specific” questions. The same questions are asked for every country so statisticians can compare the data in each country every year.…

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