Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Overpopulation is causing major problems around the world. One of the biggest issues is the depletion of natural resources. The Earth is only able to produce a certain amount of food and water. The human population is continuing to grow but the natural resources are not. The more people there are the less resources there will be and eventually the Earth will not be able to produce enough for everyone. Over the last 50 years there has been an increase in environmental damage. People are cutting down forests, hunting wildlife in a reckless manner, and creating pollutions. Overpopulation has also caused a rise in unemployment. The more people there are the less available jobs there will be. Rise in unemployment causes a rise in crime rates. People will steal various items to feed their families and provide them with the basic amenities of life.
There's a number of things people can do to help make a difference. A better education on the topic can help make people aware of the problems that overpopulation is creating. If more people are aware of the dangers that overpopulation has caused then they can help to preserve natural resources so the Earth does not eventually run out. There needs to be an increase in the knowledge of sex education. If more teenagers are educated on these issues then hopefully it can help prevent any unwanted pregnancies. In order to save the Earth and the environment from overpopulation, people need to become more aware of the dangers it is causing and the birthrate needs to decrease.
Rebecca Thomas (3)