Tweet on Twitter Overpopulation is a big issue that affects everyone in the world, both in the present and in the future.
If we are to halt the destruction of our environment, we must accept limits to that growth. In countries like China, the government has put policies in place that regulate the number of children allowed to a coupleand some leaders and environmentalists are suggesting that the United Nations implement a China-like one-child policy globally to help control and reduce overpopulation gradually.
Others, such as Gerard K. O'NeillMarshall T. Lewishave suggested building space habitats in asteroid belts or the Venusian atmosphere as viable solutions to successfully sustaining current population growth rates.
Stabilizing human overpopulation, outside of relying on an undesirable United Nations global takeover of the bedroom or waiting to send future populations to space, is possible through widespread availability of family planning, spreading awareness on the causes and effects of overpopulation, providing easier access to birth control devices and implementing social norms, such as social marketing strategiesto educate the public, particularly in developing countries, about overpopulation and provide them with the tools they need to make the decisions they want.
Even in the United States, inalmost half of pregnancies were unintended. The Worldwatch Institute has released State of the World Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity and in the chapter " Nine Population Strategies to Stop Short of 9 Billion ," Worldwatch Institute President Robert Engelman argues that"If most or all of these strategies were put into effect, global population likely would peak and subsequently begin a gradual decline beforethereby ensuring sustainable development of natural resources and global stability into the future.
By implementing policies that defend human rights, promote education, and reflect the true economic and environmental costs of childbearing, the world can halt population short of the 9 billion that so many analysts expect.Overpopulation is defined in the human context as the state where the number of existing human population exceeds the carrying capacity of the Earth.
Various reliable estimates of the carrying capacity of the Earth vary between 4 and 16 billion. Published: Mon, 5 Dec I believe that the human population has drastically increased due to significant advances in science, medicine and education and that this drastic increase is likely to have adverse effects on our planet and society.
It took until the early s for the world population to reach one billion. Now we add a billion every years. (UN) The UN estimates a population of nearly bn by – 30% higher than it is today.
It also projects a possible population of 11bn by then, at which rate our numbers could. However, whether this is a problem of consumption habits or sheer numbers is the question.
Writer George Monbiot, for example, is passionate on the point that there is no need to reduce human numbers whatsoever, IF we all drastically reduce our consumption.
The world's current population is already estimated to be unsustainable at today's rates of consumption and pollution, and another billion people over the next half-century—all rightly striving to raise their standards of living—will only exacerbate the problem.
Consumers I question the motives of the producers of this site and film. Of course overpopulation is a problem but it’s an “inconvenient truth” ignored by practically everyone because we want/need more CONSUMERS to .